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18 Apr

A pat on the back for the downhearted

Date: 2017-04-18 11:15 Comments: 0

Some days are just so busy. You work and work, and suddenly the workday is over. Suddenly it is Friday again. And before you know it, it is time for a holiday. The intense workdays turn into ...

03 Apr

Could you get too much of the good stuff?

Date: 2017-04-03 16:01 Comments: 0

During an interview I gave the other day I was asked ”Isn’t there a risk that we structure things too much?”. I understand this concern, and I ...

03 Apr

When the pen beats the laptop

Date: 2017-04-03 15:35 Comments: 0

What is best - making meeting notes using pen and paper or writing them digitally on a laptop or a tablet? As in so many other situations ...

27 Mar

The deceiving urgency and how to avoid it

Date: 2017-03-27 17:24 Comments: 0

There is something paradoxically wonderful and thrilling about not prioritizing at all, but just improvising everything, putting out fires and doing what is either urgent, happens to come into our field of view or what we are asked by others to do ...

27 Mar

Beware of flags

Date: 2017-03-27 16:42 Comments: 0

You have the option of marking e-mails with flags in Outlook, Mail (OS X) and Lotus Notes, and with stars in Gmail. Many people I meet use this function for e-mails which contain something they need to do something with. They thereby create ...

20 Mar

What reminders do you need?

Date: 2017-03-20 14:48 Comments: 0

When did you last snooze a reminder? Was it this morning or just a few minutes ago? Or, do you not even use the reminder-function? A client asked me the other day about how to ...

13 Mar

Give yourself a daily dose of ambiguous

Date: 2017-03-13 14:34 Comments: 0

Done, done, done - don’t you just love the feeling of getting something done, when it is over, when we can cross it off our list, and when we have gotten one step further? I sure do. But somehow, some things never seem to get done ...

13 Mar

Place the most recent to the left

Date: 2017-03-13 14:25 Comments: 0

A great thing about digital material is that you can do a search for it. Or rather, we can let the ...

06 Mar

Automating something (more)

Date: 2017-03-06 08:47 Comments: 0

If we are keeping track of all the things we need to do, have organized the materials we need, and manage our flows of information so systematically that we feel on top of things ...

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