- Why Every Business Should Start with a Spreadsheet – Simple tools help with clarity of purpose.
- “Personal kanban”: a life-changing time-management system that explodes the myth of multitasking – “life-changing” might be an overstatement, but for IT folks a personal kanban can be not just a good tool for personal productivity, but a useful segue into applying lean principles in their organization.
- 5 Hidden Evernote Features That Will Improve Your Notes and Note-Taking – Pay attention to the comments about hierarchical tags. If you use Evernote, tags are probably a better organizational solution than separate notebooks. I roughly use Michael Hyatt’s system and recently consolidated all of my disparate notebooks into a single one, making life so much easier when taking Evernote on the road.
- Three articles on the use of calendar blocking for task and project achievement:
- MeetEdgar Culture Guide – It can be illuminating to get a glimpse into the culture and values of other companies. Worth a read, and maybe you can lift some ideas for your own team, organization, or even company. I like this one:
Default to action. Nothing exists until it’s live. We love big new ideas, but they can’t help us until they’re real. Make things live as quickly as possible (MVPs!), then work to improve them. Focus on being decisive and remember that no decision is irreversible.
- It’s Never Too Early to Fire – I have never fired anyone too early.
- 7 Strategies to Increase Your Managerial Leverage – I love Tom Bartel’s writing. This is another good one.