Art Gelwicks

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Taking Time to Be Prepared

Today marks the 17th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks in the United States and at the same time a Category 4 hurricane is headed …

Google Drive

The Death of a Productivity Tool

This week we've seen a number of articles where a long time stalwart of the productivity community, Evernote, may be in dire straits and possibly on …

Productivity

5 Steps to Managing Workload Overload | Productive Professionals

In today's world we're often not in control of our own workload. The expectations made of us both professionally and personally mount up and we hit …

Are You Leaving Enough Time For The Unexpected? Here's What You Can Do To Make Sure You Are. | Inc.com

Here's a scenario that might feel frighteningly relatable to you:<p>It's Sunday night. You look at your calendar for Monday so you can be prepared for the week. You've got a meeting at eight, one at nine, another at ten, an eleven o'clock meeting followed by a "working" lunch meeting. Then you find …

Productivity

5 Smart Ways to Increase Productivity

<i>By Lorna Ye, Originally published on</i> <i>Quora.</i><p>We all have the same 24 hours. Those who are more productive can achieve more and get closer to their …

Self-confidence

How to Budget Your Time Like You Budget Money

Lots of people spend time coming up with budgets so they can improve their finances. Then they spend additional time tracking their finances and …

The key to being more productive is focusing on mini-habits — here's how to set them

Habits are confounding things. The more insidious ones derail your day, and even when you identify a good habit, making it stick can be a slog. In the 1950s, plastic surgeon Maxwell Maltz proclaimed that 21 is the magic number of days required to form a new routine. His decree swiftly became the …

Digital Design

The Worst Way to Launch Change? Hold a Big, Formal Meeting. Here's What to Do Instead.

Fact-filled PowerPoint presentations don't engage employees.<p>Acme Corporation is under attack by startups and disrupters that are stealing the company's customers. So the senior leadership team hired a smart (and very expensive) consultant to develop a plan that will make the company more …

Five Ways To Be a More Productive Writer

Many of us are striving to be as productive as we can possibly be, but it’s not easy. As a freelance writer who also writes ebooks, and runs a couple …

For Agile, It's The Best And The Worst Of Times

After living in the shadows from general management for well over a decade, Agile is now bathing in the sunshine, even “eating the world.” As the largest and fastest growing firms on the planet embrace the substance of Agile management, more than 90% of senior executives give “high priority” to …

Agile Development

The simple strategy Jack Dorsey uses to run Twitter and Square can help you take control of your day

Running one company is difficult enough, let alone two, but Jack Dorsey does just that as CEO of Twitter and Square.<p>To make it work, Dorsey follows a …

The productivity hack that allowed me to accomplish more in less time

A Better Way<p>I became more productive — and stopped having to work at night — by capitalizing on the two most important hours of the day.<p>For a few years now, I’ve been asked by seasoned writers, “How do you write as much as you do?” or, “How do you come up with so many story ideas?” Of course, there …

Time Management

The best time of day to get things done, according to data

If it’s true that we live in a workaholic culture, a new set of data would suggest that Mondays—the most consistently derided of days— are when we’re secretly happiest.<p>We reach our peak buzz of productivity on Monday mornings at 11 am, to be exact, and get the most done in October, compared to …

Time Management

Want To Make The 4-Hour Workday A Reality? This Is Why Working Less Accomplishes More

When you’re stressed beyond your limit, the last solution you’d imagine is to do <i>less.</i><p>Yet, that might be exactly the key to accomplishing more and maintaining balance in your life. Managers are beginning to realize something pertinent: brains and bodies function better when they have <i>more</i> to do in …

Everyone claims they are following “agile methods” but few actually do

When we talk with managers who are undertaking ambitious digital projects, we ask them if they are using agile methods. Many of them will say “yes, we’ve adopted agile already.” You’d think that would be an encouraging sign: when practiced well, agile methods can create exceptionally valuable and …

5 Steps to Managing Workload Overload

In today's world we're often not in control of our own workload. The expectations made of us both professionally and personally mount up and we hit …

Multitasking vs Task Switching - Can you be productive doing more than one thing at a time?

Multitasking. It's a term the productivity community looks at with the same contempt as the rest of the world looks at eating gluten, disposable …

Read Faster, Get More Done, and Maximize Your Impact With This Productivity Bundle

Everyone is saying that our culture is the middle of a “crisis of attention,” and we’re all too distracted to do well at work. The only way for an …

Stop Multitasking Today WithThese 6 Surprisingly Simple Strategies

You don't have to adopt a meditation habit or completely change your way of working.<p>In the opening session of our leadership training program, we ask each participant to share three strengths and three development areas. Inevitably, several team members say they want to improve at multitasking. …

How to Train Your Writing Mind

Writing is easy; thinking is hard.<p>Well, more accurately: writing with a purpose is hard.<p>Acclaimed author Neil Gaiman put it nicely, “This is how you …

Managers: You’re not prepared for your one-on-one meetings. Here’s what to do.

Four steps to take when you’ve got a one-on-one meeting coming up.<p>You’re not prepared.<p>Or at least that’s what employees think when it comes to …

5 Steps To Building A Million-Dollar Business With No Employees

Nearly seven years ago, Michelle Schroeder-Gardner started her blog, Making Sense of Cents, to share her experience of paying off student loan debt and holding herself accountable. The last thing she expected was it turning into a million-dollar business.<p>But in 2017 her business brought in …

Small Business

7 Simple Things To Do On Sunday For A Better Monday

This post first appeared on Glitter Guide.some of our favorite things to prep for the best week ever.…The post 7 Simple Things To Do On Sunday For A …

Scheduled Routines finally arrive for Google Home, but with usual caveats

• Scheduled Routines are now here for Google Home, nearly three months after Google’s announcement.<br>• As per usual with Google, scheduled Routines have a few limitations for now.<br>• Although not perfect, scheduled Routines will certainly make your smart home even smarter.<p>At Google I/O 2018 — which was back …

No Time For Balance? The Solution May Be Simpler Than You Think

Most people who feel the crush of busyness have heard the clichéd advice about time management: “Either run the day or the day runs you.” And my favorite, “The bad news is that time flies. The good news is that you’re the pilot.”<p>The interesting thing about clichéd advice is that sometimes it’s …

Time Management

7 Ways To Be More Productive

It is always harder to focus during the summer. The weather is nice, offices have summer hours, and everyone would rather be on vacation. It is hard enough to be productive without the warm weather distracting people, and much, much worse when you must stay at the office longer because you were day …

Social Media

Focus on what’s important, not just urgent | Oliver Burkeman

Back in the days when American presidents didn’t spend literally every waking hour gratifying their appetite for cruelty or cheeseburgers, Dwight Eisenhower came up with a classic time management technique, later named the Eisenhower Matrix. (If you’ve read one chapter of one productivity book, …

Why can’t I stop procrastinating?

Accepting the ebbs and flows of the writing processAnother day, another few hours spent doing anything but writing my book.In fact, I’m writing this …

10 procrastination solutions for communicators

We have entered the lazy days of summer, that languid time that tests even the most dedicated workers.We've got a bunch of stuff to do—emails to …

How Your Cell Phone Habits Impact Your Productivity

Most people buzz and beep their way through the day, as their smartphones contantly demand attention. Whether at the office, at an important client …