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Monday, May 6, 2024
Regain Control Over Your Calendar with the '4 Buckets' Trick

500 words/ 2 min. read • Strategizing time management and prioritization can help busy CEOs and managers remain productive. • Bill Gates utilizes a technique of 5-minute slots to ensure he completes all of his important tasks. • Tobias Lütke of Shopify employs the use of four bucket categories, accompanied with color-coding to better display his workflow. • Color coding can also be used to indicate breaks, family commitments, and workout times for balanced work/life activity.

Kate Miller

Monday, April 1, 2024
The Curse of Perfectionism: Why It Hinders Workplace Productivity

654 / 2.5 min. read Perfectionism can be a hindrance to workplace productivity, as employees who focus too much on making things perfect waste time and miss deadlines. The pursuit of perfection is driven by a fear of failure and can lead to negative personal consequences such as stress, burnout, and sickness. Leaders can help their teams focus on meaningful work by setting clear expectations on individual projects and utilizing the 20:80 rule (Pareto Principle). Leaders should also model behaviors of

Kate Miller

Monday, February 26, 2024
15 Tech Tools to Elevate Your Work-Life Balance

508 words ~ 2 min. read Mastering time management and prioritization through technology enables focusing on vision, innovation, and growing the business. Tools like Trello, Asana, and Slack help create clear schedules and facilitate team collaboration. Doist and Evernote help prioritize and categorize tasks efficiently, while LastPass securely stores passwords and sensitive data. Social media management tools like Hootsuite and Buffer allow scheduling posts in advance to save time. Flodesk and HubSpot

Kate Miller

Monday, September 4, 2023
Boost Your Productivity with These Practical Habits

Batching tasks allows you to group similar tasks together and focus on them for a specific period of time, improving concentration and allowing you to monotask rather than multitask. "Eating the frog" is a productivity hack that prioritizes the most difficult task first, leading to feelings of accomplishment that can carry over into the rest of the day/week. Automating your attention by turning off notifications, putting your phone on silent, and using online scheduling helps avoid distractions. Power

Kate Miller

Wednesday, August 9, 2023
The Power of Introverts at Work

560 words ~ 3 minute read Introverts bring unique strengths to the workplace, including increased focus, productivity, and deep thinking abilities that stem from their comfort with solitude and their highly active brains, even at rest. Despite the perception of extroverts as better leaders due to their assertiveness and social ease, introverts often prove to be superior in leadership roles. Their natural predisposition towards listening, empathy, and forming deep connections is highly valued and, in fact,

Kate Miller

Thursday, May 4, 2023
Double Your Productivity by Asking Yourself These Simple Questions

While there are advantages to meetings, they may often be unnecessary, or the attendees may not all need to be there. If you're suffering from meeting overload and it's affecting your ability to complete regular client tasks or your share of a project, you may need to trim the fat from your schedule.

Kate Miller

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