Productivity = the right task at right time for right reason

By |2016-10-24T11:55:38+00:00October 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|

One of the foundational principles in all my Defending Priorities training programmes is ‘Do the right task at the right time for the right reason’. It is easy to say and sounds sensible but is difficult to achieve without the right information and context being available at the right time [...]

How to stop Office 365 subscription automatically updating to Office 2016

By |2015-10-01T11:22:31+00:00September 23rd, 2015|Leveraging technology to improve productivity|

On September 22, Microsoft released Office 2016 for all new Office 365 subscribers, whether they want it or not. That’s OK, Office is a great product and new subscribers will be looking at how Office 2016 will integrate with their existing productivity and workload management tools before renting. How about existing [...]

How to Prioritise between a rock and a hard place

By |2015-06-12T17:51:34+00:00June 12th, 2015|Time Management and Prioritisation tips|

Sometimes work can get real messy, can’t it? Especially when we have tons to do and time is  not on our side. Sometimes it can be too easy to fall into reactive mode, focusing on firefighting, defusing the incendiary bombs before they explode in our face. Yesterday I was supporting a great guy [...]

We are all Project Managers now

By |2013-07-24T06:58:32+00:00July 23rd, 2013|Leveraging Microsoft Outlook for time priority and workload management|

Even if we don’t have the word ‘Project’ or ‘Manager’ in our job title and we have no ‘Management’ role as such, we are still making priority decisions on a multitude of mini projects every day. In fact we are continually juggling project participations, goals, strategies, MBOs, KRAs, Account Development, quarterly [...]

Making Time Management the Organization’s Priority

By |2013-02-18T15:27:00+00:00February 18th, 2013|Strategy and Strategic Thinking, Time Management and Prioritisation tips|

A lot of my work recently has been dedicated to helping ambitious companies define and develop approaches to raise ‘Time management’ from an individual employee’s personal preference to a strategic organisational process. You can imagine my delight, then, when I read this headline in my January McKinsey Quarterly feed [...]

Learning Technologies Exhibition London 29 and 30 January 2013

By |2013-01-10T19:04:04+00:00January 10th, 2013|Leveraging technology to improve productivity, Time Management and Prioritisation tips|

I will be at the Learning Technologies Exhibition on 29th and 30th January in Olympia London. It is a great event combining 2 of my professional passions – Learning and, er – Technology. I have a few meetings lined up for both days already and if you want a 121 with [...]

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