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21 Nov

What should we do about Mr. Pareto and his principle?


Date: 2012-11-21 11:00 Comments: 0

Not all tasks we perform in our work are of equal importance. Some are the type of things we just need to get done and other tasks are of the kind that makes the business take quantum-leaps forward in the right direction. Those of us with ...

07 Nov

Compose your ideal week


Date: 2012-11-07 11:00 Comments: 0

How does your perfect week look? Probably not like those 5 days you spend every year on a sunny beach in a warm place, even if this image might spontaneously come to mind when asked such a question. But do not let this get you down, such a lifestyle can ...

31 Oct

Proceed with ease when the way forward is clear


Date: 2012-10-31 11:00 Comments: 0

Sometimes you might find yourself in a meeting without your laptop. In spite of that you had decided to always take notes during meetings using the computer, you now have to take notes by hand. If you, like I, prefer to always ...

24 Oct

Set the goal first, prioritize later


Date: 2012-10-24 12:00 Comments: 0

When we have more to be done than there is time to do things in, we need to prioritize amongst all the things we have to do. We can not do everything at the same time and perhaps not ...

17 Oct

Ask, and your question shall be answered


Date: 2012-10-17 12:00 Comments: 0

Do you want to work as undisturbed as possible? Do you want to be able to delegate tasks without having to have to give a detailed explanation on how you want it done over and over again? Then create your very own ...

03 Oct

Work where you work best


Date: 2012-10-03 12:00 Comments: 0

Since not all the things we need to do can be done just anywhere, it can be smart to categorize the to-do-tasks by the particular context we need to be in to be able to ...

19 Sep

Remember and do the right thing in the right location


Date: 2012-09-19 12:00 Comments: 0

How often do you think thoughts such as “When I’m there anyway, I might as well …”? It might be that someone told you that “you just have to” go see an amazing building the next time you are in Toronto. Or it can be ...

12 Sep

Raw data will help you stop hesitating


Date: 2012-09-12 12:00 Comments: 0

Have you ever postponed doing something since you feared that it would be unpleasant, that you would be criticized or that something negative would happen? You actually want to do it (or rather want to have it done), but ...

05 Sep

There is a time for structuring and a time for doing


Date: 2012-09-05 12:00 Comments: 0

Some people I meet think that they are going to improve their structure later, when they have time. Perhaps they have tried sorting out the piles, but gotten stuck after a few minutes of organizing and come to the conclusion that ...

29 Aug

Something is more than nothing


Date: 2012-08-29 12:00 Comments: 0

There are times when you feel overwhelmingly reluctant to do what you know you will want to have done sometime soon. You have a huge pile of unprocessed documents in the inbox that you really should deal with, but ...

20 Jun

The trap that will make you remember


Date: 2012-06-20 12:00 Comments: 0

There are occasions when we simply cannot forget to do or bring something. Writing it on the to-do-list or in the calendar is all very well, but then you need to remember to look where you have noted it as well, before you ...

13 Jun

The cure for unfocused meetings


Date: 2012-06-13 12:00 Comments: 0

Have you ever been the coordinator of a meeting where you had a difficult time keeping the participants on track and in line with the set agenda? What was intended to be a brief update suddenly ...

06 Jun

Are you structured enough to be able to relax?


Date: 2012-06-06 12:00 Comments: 0

When it is time for time off, such as last summer’s vacation, most of us want to feel and be freer our ordinary lives normally lets us. It feels good to allow for thoughts to flow freely and do whatever comes to mind. It is a true privilege to be able to let go of work and everything that our ordinary lives consist of, but unfortunately not everyone can do this effortlessly as ...

30 May

You do not need an empty desk


Date: 2012-05-30 12:00 Comments: 0

I speak of the benefits of starting your day with en empty desk almost daily. And though it is a good start, it is easy to be misguided by ...

23 May

Structure according to you


Date: 2012-05-23 11:59 Comments: 0

I am fully aware that not all people are as devoted to the concept of ”structure” as I am. Once in a while I meet people who ...

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