Where there are too many options, chaos ensues. While in Paris recently, the Place Charles de Gaulle beneath the Arc de Triomphe caught my attention. The roundabout is known for the chaotic traffic due to the 12 different directions you can go once inside. It’s the perfect metaphor of a clock, with the 12 different points, and … Continue reading “Why scheduling time for your Most Valuable Activities keeps chaos at bay”
“Can I ask you a quick question?” Recently, I spoke to the incredible LinkedIn Learning team in Dublin, about the Myth of Multitasking. I talk about the “Dreaded Double Q,” and how it encourages the Culture of Vultures. A vulture swoops about, waiting for an opening to drop in and take a bite of a … Continue reading “Why a quick question is destroying your productivity and focus”
“I don’t know what to do! What move should I make next?” Planning for your career, and determining your future strategy, can be a daunting task. I’d like to share some helpful advice I received from a fellow LinkedIn Learning instructor, Jenny Blake. Jenny is also the author of the successful book, Pivot: The Only … Continue reading “How a stable foundation supports successful business decisions”
Inboxes, whether for your email or your physical stuff, are not storage places. Instead, empty out gathering points like this every week. Deal with each item one at a time, either by throwing it away or moving it to a less distracting permanent home, like an archive. Find more time management tips at DaveCrenshaw.com/time.
Most of us are overcommitted. We think that being busy makes us important, but it just makes us ineffective. Remember this rule: whenever you say yes to one thing, you’re saying no to something else. Learn how to say no more often so you can get more done. Learn more about time management at DaveCrenshaw.com/time.