This box is out the back of the Coburg Town Hall as a smokers ballot box, it asks if people prefer reading or TV. It's obvious that there is a stronger preference for reading, but I wonder how many of us actually read more than watch TV. It's probably a bit like smoking, most people who smoke will tell you they prefer not to smoke. The difference between what we prefer and what we do can be a gap we struggle to face. Reading and TV is perhaps more innocuous than smoking or not. But it highlights something about [...]
Preparing for a post-pandemic world involves being flexible now on our path to resilience. Adapting to the current context is crucial for those who are faring well to support those affected and coping less well. Human-centred leadership skills are fundamental to developing resilience, starting with flexibility.
It can take a lot to achieve a goal and sometimes we need support to hold ourselves accountable. There are plenty of resources that talk about apps and mindset, advising you to measure progress and manage your energy not your time, great I love all of those, but this is really focusing on practical accountability support. If you’re already clear about why you want to achieve, a specific goal and have a good understanding of what the benefits of achieving it are, here is something that might help. I’m focusing here on three areas: technology, internal tools that relate [...]
Charles Byrd is an Evernote Guru and Joint Venture expert, he has a lot of wisdom about productivity, what makes it work, technology and how it can help free humans up to do what’s important to us. He talks about how he leveraged a 15-year career in Silicon Valley to launch his own company that scaled up more quickly than expected. Learn the secret ingredient, what inspired him early on, how he uses Evernote, how Tathra uses Evernote, and how their conversation piqued a thread about technology in service of humanity. RESOURCES Mentioned Byrd Word Charles Byrd on LinkedIn, Facebook Evernote Course: Kill [...]
Last night I watched 4 interviews with world class productivity experts, hosted by David Burkus as part of his Work Smarter Summit. The main thing I got from these thought leaders was not what I expected, that to be more productive, it helps to slow down. To think, to contemplate and consider and even question what we're doing instead of jumping into action. Dan Ariely on Motivation We waste so much effort when we’re not motivated and when we’re happier we’re more productive. It helps to be aware of how much time we spend on things that don’t make [...]
I don’t, by any stretch, have a perfect system. What I do have is a bunch of tools that make a huge difference and save me time and stress. This is what helps me work smarter, not harder. When it feels like life is so full and there’s scarcely time to do all there is to do, I’m grateful to the technology that puts my chaos into some semblance of order. With the Work Smarter Summit coming up, it felt fitting to share some of my systems and tools that I use to keep me sane, to help put [...]