ProdPod: Episode 105: The Power of Daily Routines

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For years I’ve spoken about the power of habits, and tangentially, I’ve spoken about many routines that I have–from meditation (Episode 32), to my Day Reset strategy (Episode 69), and more. I use a variety of routines to minimize distractions and maximize my productivity. None more than any others, I have three daily routines I use every day: my morning,… Read more →

Myth of the Left and Right Brain - ProdPod

ProdPod: Episode 104: The Myth of the Left and Right Brain

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For decades we have talked about the “left-” and “right-brained” person. The idea categorizes those who are left-brained as more analytical and better at the math and sciences, while those who are right-brained as more creative and intuitive and better at the arts. This has become common psychological parlance to talk of people in this way. After all, we have… Read more →

Managing Up for a More Productive Organizational Culture - Part 2 - ProdPod

ProdPod: Episode 103: Managing Up for a More Productive Organizational Culture, Part 2

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In episode 102, I introduced the idea of managing up and discussed one leg of it–managing expectations and delegation. Here in this episode, we’ll cover the next two legs of managing up for a more productive organizational culture–managing collaborative time wisely and managing your manager. Managing Collaborative Time Wisely From quick assignment of tasks, working on a project together, or scheduling… Read more →

Managing Up for a More Productive Organizational Culture - Part 1 - ProdPod

ProdPod: Episode 102: Managing Up for a More Productive Organizational Culture, Part 1

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I’ve read extensively and have been honing my management skills over the past two decades, and something I’ve found to be universal is this: unless you’re at the top of the organizational chart, everyone must manage up in order to be most productive. No matter where you are on the food chain, you must be managing up. Supervisors, executives, and… Read more →

Software Review- Mind42 - Free Web-Based Mind Map Productivity Software - ProdPod

ProdPod: Episode 101: Software Review: Mind42 – Free Web-Based Mind Map Productivity Software

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In the last episode, I spoke about using mind maps as a productivity tool. And, one of my favorite mind mapping tools is the free, Web-based software, Mind42. (Note: it is free and ad-supported.) Mind42 is a comprehensive mind mapping tool that allows you to create as many private and public mind maps as you’d like. After creating an account,… Read more →