There are so many things you can do to improve your productivity, but the best tip is the one that is most easily ignored.
There are all sorts of causes for us to lose concentration. But when that happens our productivity falters and we get a reputation as someone who doesn’t care. But there are some simple ways in which you can train your brain to pay more attention.
Some tasks have to be done over and over again. You may find yourself typing the same responses and reports multiple times in a day or week. But I have found that many simple automation programs and services can be a time savers and increase your accuracy.
In his book, “Getting Things Done,” David Allen outlines his steps for increasing productivity. It begins with the process of capturing everything in your head. Allen explains the reasoning behind the capture step, and how you easily begin.
Are you feeling burned out and think that there is no hope for your current situation? Here are five things that will help alleviate that feeling and center yourself again.
If you want to achieve your ambitions in life, you need to set the same goals that you might for projects you need to accomplish at work.
There are always more and more productivity apps to temp us. I have found some that work for me but need to resist the temptation to constantly switch to something new.
Standing desks are popular, and research shows they can keep you healthier and more productive. But they may or may not be suitable for you.
A viewer wrote about her frustration that when she opens Evernote, that notes have been duplicated and some are marked as ‘conflicting notes.’ Today, we explain what is going on.
One of the greatest obstacles to productivity is our inability to concentrate. Today, we look at ways to improve your concentration. Plus, stay tuned for information about a special offer that will boost your time management skills.
Without a plan, it is easy for our days to pass so quickly that we don’t feel productive. But adding some structure will be a big help.
Here are five steps you can take to concur procrastination.
When important decisions are made at meetings, they can easily be forgotten or misinterpreted unless you are taking notes. But the importance of notetaking really happens after the meeting when you are finished taking notes.
I’m excited that today we are launching my new online course that is certain to help you solve your productivity and time management issues. In this preview, I also share some special offers that are only available for a limited time. Check it out.
This week, we will look at some of the biggest time-wasters at work…..and how to deal with them.
This week we begin a series on the top 5 time wasters at work and at home. Plus, we look ahead to solutions.
Evernote has announced yet another new feature. You are now able to link your Google calendar to Evernote. This video will show you how.
Too many emails can reduce your productivity. But if you know how to manage them can help you get more done.
Even the most experienced managers find it challenging to offer critiques of their employee’s work. But if done correctly, constructive critiques can be beneficial and even motivational.
If you have too many meetings on your calendar, you won’t have time to get important projects completed. Here are some ways in which you can regain control over your calendar and increase your productivity.
Of all the things students are taught in business school, the value of humility is not usually among them. Yet, that value is important to today’s leaders just as it has been to members of the Lakota nation. It proves we can find leadership lessons in many different places.
Evernote is not only ideal for taking notes about your projects and clients, but you can also share them with others.
We’ve all sat through meetings that have been a waste of our time. Here is how to either make meetings better or how to avoid the useless ones.
Managing multiple projects is a skill. After all, we all have 24 hours in a day, and we can only do so many things. But the projects keep coming at us. To do it well, you need to have a plan for how you keep them all moving forward.
We become better thinkers when we are regular readers. But how do you find time in your busy schedule to develop a regular reading habit? Here are some ways to do it.
Do you struggle with keeping up with all that you have to do at work? I’ve written a lot about different techniques that can help, but I want to share some quick tips before you try implementing anything n
Some people dread writing reports or articles. Here are some tips that I discovered which have helped me write two books, hundreds of blog posts, and articles.
If your calendar fills up with so many meetings that you don’t have time to complete your assigned work, I have some suggestions on how you can use time blocks to regain some control.
If you want to be truly productive, you need to constantly be taking notes. Now, thanks to Cloud technology, notes taken or stored digitally can be a game changer.
can’t believe we still need to discuss equality for women (and persons of color and different sexual orientation) in the workplace. But we do. It is time like male managers like me speak up and take action.
If you aren’t using a client management system, Evernote can provide some of the basic features to track what people need and the work you are doing with them.
Unless you successfully clear your mind and get into the habit of writing things down, you won’t be as productive as you can be.
When we say we want to be more productive, are we trying to do more things or fewer things well?
If you are delegating a project to someone else, you want to make sure they will do it correctly. Here are some ways in which you can effectively track what you have asked others to do.
If you haven’t already, there is still time to schedule your vacation this summer. It’s important. Here is my approach.
If you haven’t already, there is still time to schedule your vacation this summer. It’s important. Here are my plans.
If you manage a nonprofit, how certain are you that the data you keep on your donors is safe and secure? Recent security breaches should serve as warnings. The experts offer some ideas on how to protect yourself.
One popular productivity technique is the Pomodoro technique. Does it actually work?
When you begin your new job as ‘the boss’ your staff will be concerned about changes you might make. They will try to figure you out. Start your new leadership position successfully by following these tips.
Cal Newport’s book, “A World Without Email: Reimagining Work In A World of Communication Overload,” makes many interesting points about electronic mail has done to our workflow. He has alternate ideas. Some of which might work for you, while others don’t make much sense.
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.