Productivity Tools For Leaders Video Series
Get in the habit of writing things down.
Prioritize by using a simple two-by-two matrix
Always issue a four-column agenda for your meetings
After a meeting, always issue “action minutes”, and kick it up a notch by making them “public”
Assign three key roles in every meeting — chairperson, timekeeper and minute taker
Use a “parking lot” to make your meetings more effective.
To overcome procrastination, “go public”
Use the Zeigarnik Effect to overcome procrastination
Tackle unappealing tasks by scheduling them into 25-minute blocks.
Avoid the “Squirrel syndrome” by designating Internet-free times.
Kick the telephone and email auto-reaction
To focus and block distractions, use an app!
Automate information requests
Take ownership for controlling interruptions to your workday.
Use voice recognition software