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Category: Productivity

The Eisenhower Matrix

As you head into the new year it might be worthwhile considering Eisenhower’s approach to task prioritization. This approach was made popular by Stephen Covey and later came to be known as the four quadrants approach. The underlying idea is based on Eisenhower’s premise which was that urgent stuff is seldom important and important stuff […]

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Problem solving techniques (a 5 step process)

Problem solving techniques (a 5 step process) How do you go about solving a problem effectively? There are five key steps in solving a problem Defining the problem You need to define the problem clearly BEFORE you jump into solution mode. One of the biggest obstacles to problem-solving is not getting clear on what exactly […]

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Time management skills are now redundant

Time Management Skills vs Energy Management Skills Fredrick Winslow Taylor became known for his time and motion studies. He used it as a tool to measure (and improve) a business’ efficiency. Back when he adopted this approach which later came to be known as ‘scientific management’, it made sense. He was measuring worker performance on […]

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1% of your effort delivers approximately 51% of your results

1% of your effort delivers approximately 51% of your results In the late 1800s Vilfredo Pareto noticed something interesting in his garden. He noticed that a tiny number of pea pods produced the majority of the peas. Now Vilfredo was an economist and had a thing for mathematics. So he decided to explore the strange […]

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Google wasn’t the first search engine in the market

Google wasn’t the first search engine in the market Google wasn’t the first search engine in the scene. According to this article they were the 20th! Apple didn’t invent the smartphone or the tablet. But they did reimagine both and reinvented them with the customer in mind. Being first to market may be advantageous in […]

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The 5 secrets to a productive day: How to use your mornings as a springboard for success

For the longest time I whiled away my mornings being busy but not effective. I started off on the wrong foot. I’d get mesmerised by intrusive email notifications that created a false sense of urgency. I’d check my facebook account only to wake up from the ‘facebook trance’ hours later. Sometimes my mind would meander and revel […]

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Productive Insights (PI) offers valuable productivity related content to busy people who want to win back a few hours each week. It also discusses mindfulness in daily life which is aimed at creating a deeper sense of purpose and meaning in everyday activities.

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