Dave Edwards answers viewers questions about how to use Evernote.
Sometimes the most influential individuals in an organization are not the senior executives. In our knowledge-based economy, we have seen hierarchies break down, and functional leaders have a greater ability to influence change. Who has the ‘real’ power in your organization?
We all like the idea of doing more than one thing at a time. But research shows that it rarely works. On the contrary, it slows our productivity by almost 40 percent.
We all need to have crucial conversations with our boss….our direct reports….co-workers and our family. Today, Dave shares some of his takeaways from the book, ““Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High”
While employers are beginning to bring workers back to the office, some allow people to continue working from home. While some staff members want to take advantage of this approach, they worry about the downsides. We look at the pros and cons of working from a home while others are back in the office.
In addition to being a powerful notetaking tool, you can record audio into your notes that will improve your ability to remember details of a lecture or items discussed in a meeting.
As a manager…get used to the fact that you may have to say “no,” even when you want to say “yes.”
If you think that better managing your time would take a lot of effort and fancy systems, you are putting obstacles in your way. Here are six things you can do today to make your life a bit more organized.
Your employees are listening to every word you say, and it impacts the way they behave and their productivity.
If you have ever said that there aren’t enough hours in the day to get your work done, you will want to rethink not only how you spend your time but how you view time and the ‘time pressure paradox.’ Here are five tips to help.
Evernote can be a great help in keeping track of your notes, records, and ideas. On this episode, we look at how you can manipulate, move, combine, and export notes.
You might think that scheduling regular one-on-one meetings with the people who report to you could be a waste of time. Actually, they might be a time saver.
Researchers at the University of California hooked up forty office workers to wireless heart-rate monitors for 12 days. Their results showed that the longer the participants spent on email in a given hour, the higher their stress levels (measured by heart rate).
Would your employees say that there is a positive workplace culture in the office? There are ways you, as a manager, can improve the mood and increase productivity.
Evernote has now made it simple to move files from your desktop into its app. That makes it easier when you want files in both places. Dave Edwards shares how you can set up the system.
It’s hard to believe that we are still discussing discrepancies in salaries between men and women. But research shows that it is still a problem in the workplace. Here are some ideas for closing the gap.
Perhaps it is time that your organization reviews its bereavement policy. We’ve seen so many deaths of loved ones during Covid, and as family members age, the issue of time off due to a death becomes a more important issue. Here are some ways you can help your employee during time of grief.
Is the job you have today, the job you want 3 years from now? When you think about your ‘dream’ job, do you have a plan on how you will get there? Let’s look at some of the reasons why you need to have thought through your career path before you apply for your next job.
Showing gratitude for a job well done will pay many dividends with happier and more productive employees.
Evernote has just introduced a new feature that is likely to make the program even more valuable. It has now added a ‘task’ system that may replace your current task management system. Let’s take it for a test drive.
Anyone laid off due to the economic downturn triggered by the coronavirus may be concerned about their employment prospects. Similarly, if you aren’t happy in your current position, you may fear that you are now stuck. While the job market is still tight, certain fields are beginning to open up as organizations are prepared to move forward and hire for critical positions.
Would your colleagues consider you ‘likable?” It makes it easier to influence others if people see you that way. It may not come naturally to everyone, but there are some things you can do to win over people with whom you work.
Companies are beginning to hire again, but the process has changed. From online applications to Zoom interviews, you have to be prepared for this new reality. But it won’t really matter unless you have a strategy for finding your next job.
LinkedIn is an often underutilized application by those people looking for a job. I have 6 ways in which you can use it with greater success.
Productivity guru David Allen, walks us through the fundamental steps required to be able to get things done effectively. His conversation with Dave Edwards includes a look at capturing ideas, clarifying them and acting on them.
As employees continue to work from home, there are things leaders can do to keep their staff motivated. Here are 4 tips for managers to consider.
Nonprofit organizations can learn from the success and failure of many commercial startups. Here are 5 takeaways that will help your organization.
As more and more employees return to their offices after many months away due to the COVID virus, it is essential to consider how it can be done safely. Today we look at information you need before your staff heads back to the office.
Have you noticed that attending multiple videoconferencing calls each day seems to be more exhausting than meetings you used to have in the office? There are many reasons. As Gianpiero Petriglieri, a management expert at Insead Business School, told the BBC, “The video call is our reminder of the people we have lost temporarily. It isContinue reading “The Curse of the Video Call”
So far in this series, I’ve mostly concentrated on the technical aspects of downloading, setting up, and using Evernote to keep you better organized. But let’s look at some of the things I keep in Evernote that might give you ideas on how to use it too.
There are things you should leave off of your resume. You might be surprised to find out why.
We are starting to hear of more instances where companies are getting ready to bring their workers back to their offices. While others are thinking about letting everyone work from home……or maybe a mix of the two approaches. There’s a good chance that since you’ve been working from home…..your approach to work has changed a bit.
Managing your time more efficiently doesn’t require lots of expensive software. Here are 6 simple tips that will help you manage your time better so you feel less overhelmed.
When you find an article online that you want to keep, you can bookmark it, print it or take a screenshot. But with Evernote there is a powerful tool that allows you to clip any webpage or highlight a portion of it so that it is readily available to you….and searchable. Today, as we continue our series on Evernote tips and tricks……we look at the Evernote Web Clipper.
Tiger Wood had a coach at the height of his career. Working with someone who can be objective about your skills can be helpful in making you become a better manager and leader, plus being more productive. Today, we explore why this is true and what to look for in a coach.
It can be frustrating when you send an email to someone seeking information, and they don’t respond. There may be several reasons why, as well as things you can do to prompt a response.
Manage your calendar, or it will manage you. To begin, I suggest that you use your calendar correctly. Protect your calendar so that meeting requests can be prioritized.
We continue our series looking at the productivity app, Evernote. Among the many helpful things built into Evernote is its tagging system. It allows you to quickly bring up any collection of notes that you need long after you’ve entered a note into your system.
How will your boss measure your performance when you have spent most of the last year working from home? Here are some proactive things you can do to demonstrate your value to your organization.
With all of the distractions around us, it is sometimes difficult to concentrate. But researchers have found some techniques that can help.
Even in ‘normal’ times, performance evaluations are not very popular. Here’s some advice for how employers may want to handle the process during these challenging times.
Analysts generally agree that part of Amazon’s success is its focus on the customer’s experience. They make it look easy, but they have carefully crafted leadership principles that guide their work. We can learn from their approach and adapt their ideas in our organizations.
Today we continue our periodic series on the popular Evernote productivity app. Following a significant rebuild of Evernote, the company has now added a new “Home” screen that functions as your productivity dashboard. Here’s a look at how it works as well as some ideas on how you can increase its functionality.
Leaders spend most of their days communicating with different stakeholders. Yet many employees complain that the directions they get from their bosses are often unclear. Moreover, even if the instructions are clear, sometimes expectations are vague.
If a qualified individual applied for a job with your organization, but you discover that the person has a criminal record, would you consider hiring that person? With more than one in three adults having a conviction, it is something that you may want to consider. A “Fair Chance Hiring” initiative is becoming more popular.
We all seek to be more productive especially as our task list gets longer. I’ve been researching the best tested productivity methods and concepts.
If I were to ask the people you supervise or work with to assess the level of your integrity what would they say? Leaders have a high level of integrity. Here are 5 ways you can demonstrate your integrity every day.
If you are burned out at work, you are not alone. Many Americans say they have too much to do and not enough time to get it all done. But stress will cause health problems. So, follow these steps to deal with your burnout.
Productivity expert David Allen recently wrote, “Seldom have I seen someone use their calendar optimally. The tool is very much underutilized.” In this conversation with Dave Edwards, Allen offers ideas on how we can make better use of our calendars (plus a look at his calendar), and other time management tips.
Are you an on-time person? Are you regularly ‘fashionably late?” Or, are you just chronically late? Here are some tips so that you are never late again.