Month: July 2020

Having trouble getting things done? Kick the telephone and email auto-reaction

Having trouble getting things done? Kick the telephone and email auto-reaction

In my last strategy earlier this month in our series on getting things done, I told you about the importance of taking control of interruptions, specifically by other people.  But studies show that 44% of interruptions are actually self-induced.  In other words, people interrupt themselves almost as much as they are interrupted by external sources. […]

Workplace lessons from the COVID contagion of kindness

Workplace lessons from the COVID contagion of kindness kindness

As devastating and difficult as the COVID-19 world has been, the one seemingly silver lining to emerge from this pandemic is the contagion of kindness. Countless acts of generosity and thoughtfulness abound, and it has become increasingly evident that being kind is synonymous with strength and courage. Which is ironic. The world of work has […]

Respond calmly by “putting a stone in your mouth”

Respond calmly by “putting a stone in your mouth”

Being able to respond calmly in the face of anger can be difficult.  A client (who is from the Nisga’a nation) recently shared with me this powerful advice from a Nisga’a elder – “Put a stone in your mouth”.  It was in the context of being thoughtful about when to speak and what to say […]

Want to amp up your productivity? Control interruptions

Want to amp up your productivity? Control interruptions Want to amp up your productivity? Control interruptions

Since the start of this year, the topic of our video series has been Productivity Tools for Leaders.  Today we’re up to strategy #12 and I’d like to talk about what you can do to control interruptions. It’s imperative that you control interruptions If you want to control interruptions in your workday, it is very […]