Maker Versus Manager

An oldie but goodie from Paul Graham: Maker's Schedule, Manager's Schedule. Posting this as a personal bookmark because it comes up often in conversations with new leads. When I talk to people new to management I highlight the mindset change from "just you" to "the team." The context of an outward mindset is important — … Continue reading Maker Versus Manager

GTD: Sometimes You Just Need Simple Paper Tools

Some days my normal task list doesn't cut it. To easy to be distracted, and not stick to the task at hand with 100% focus. At its worst, the more pressure I feel, the slower I seem to move. The end of the day looms with zero progress on important projects. Wouldn't I rather just … Continue reading GTD: Sometimes You Just Need Simple Paper Tools

GTD Quadrant Flowchart

From time to time I take a close look at my workflow to see if I can improve it in any way. Incorporate new tools, processes, or ideas—or remove things that don't work or cause more noise than signal. I'd like to share a productivity hack that's worked well for me recently when trying to … Continue reading GTD Quadrant Flowchart

My Kind of Todo List

Remember Teux Deux? Me, too. Stumbled upon an old screengrab of my todo list from 2009. — Rock it — Kick some butt — Laugh — Have fun — Say thank you This is my kind of todo list.