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MasterMind Groups

I had my first experience with a Mastermind 3 years ago. It was just me and one other person. He was an operations leader and I was a marketing leader. His background was in healthcare and mine was in technology. We talked weekly, Mondays at 6 am. It was exciting Read More

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App Review Contest

In the U.S., November is a month of thanks and we are grateful for you. We are driving hard to deliver a Dec 15th release with exciting updates to the app (bug fixes, enhancements and a new measuring/reporting module). In the spirit of thanks, we are asking for your help Read More

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Context Switching Interruptions

A productivity challenge theme with readers last month was context switching due to interruptions. This is a common challenge and here are a few ideas that have helped some of our users. Use a productivity timer – A simple phone count down clock allows you to work in sprint time frames Read More

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Starting

Starting is a 4-letter word to some. It is definitely the hardest part of difficult work. But figuring out how to do it well is clearly a key to productivity success. So, how do you get yourself to start something that you dread? A few ideas come to mind: Create Read More

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Anatomy of a Perfect Task

Large tasks are overwhelming but small tasks turn the insurmountable into the achievable. What do they look like? Here is one such pattern: [What needs to be done in its smallest component]  _____________ [for whom] _________________ [by when] ___________ [and why is it important] ___________. Easy enough and the parent-child Read More

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4 Hacks to Productivity

Hack 1 – The two for one The myth of multitasking has been busted many times over at least the way the business world has glamorized it.  Two ‘thinking tasks’ cannot be done at once.  Our brains just can’t do it.  Many sources validate this including McGill University Psychology Professor, Read More

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Planning is the Pits

But it is so very critical to productivity success. And too few people have a system for daily doing it. Here is ours. Tell us what yours is in the comments. Let’s dive in. Choose a consistent time to plan. Most people plan either at the end of their day Read More

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