Looking to boost your productivity in 2017?

Planning on boosting your productivity this year? Here’s something that might just make the difference between thinking about it and doing it.

Everyday Productivity

You’ve tried the productivity apps. Now you’re looking for ways to work smarter that actually make a difference to your productivity.

Here’s some guidance from someone who’s been there before you.

In this easy to read book, author Peter Mulraney, with 40 productive years in education, banking and government behind him, shares his insights for working smarter with you.

Inside, you’ll learn about the ‘three secret productivity ingredients’ and be guided through an examination of eight areas that influence your productivity: lifestyle, attitude, work environment, habits, tools, skills, knowledge, and community.

After working through the guided exercises devoted to each of those eight areas, you’ll have a set of action plans for improving your productivity, and the opportunity to put those plans into practice and make a difference.

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So What?

So What? How to Communicate What Really Matters to Your Audience by Mark Magnacca.

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According to Magnacca, if your memos, speeches or presentations are not getting the results you want, it’s probably because they don’t pass the ‘So what?’ test. In other words, your words are about you and not what your audience needs or wants to hear. Continue reading “So What?”

Manage your day to day

manage-your-dayManage your day to day: build your routine, find your focus & sharpen your creative mind. (99U Book series) Edited by Jocelyn K Glei.

According to 99U, they are on a mission to empower the creative community. That’s all of us, because, in one way or another, every one of us is creative. Yes, even you. Continue reading “Manage your day to day”

What’s blocking your personal productivity?

10Productivity is an economic concept that arose as a way of measuring the efficiency of production processes.

Now, it’s routinely applied to employees – people like you.

You are expected to be more productive every year.

You need to deliver more from your personal effort to justify your continued employment.

‘What, you want a raise? Show me how you’re going to be more productive. This is a business, not a charity!’

And, don’t think you’re immune if you are self-employed – all productivity depends on your personal effort. Continue reading “What’s blocking your personal productivity?”