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
The “salami technique” is a great tool for overcoming procrastination
Use voice mail to amp up your efficiency
Seek work-life blend instead of the myth of work-life balance
To focus and block distractions, use an app!
Automate information requests
Block your schedule – in two specific ways
Establish weekly one-on-one meetings with your direct reports
Take ownership for controlling interruptions to your workday.
Use voice recognition software
Plan out your week using these five steps
Improve your productivity by handling your email in blocks