Five Tips To Help You Get Better At Effective Management Skills For Productivity.

Leadership, Productivity
No one is immune to falling victim to procrastination. Everyone puts things off from time to time, so there is always room to increase our effective management skills for productivity. Once we know how to deal with our tendencies to procrastinate properly we are well on our way to success. To help you combat procrastination and become more productive, here are the top five productivity hacks for procrastinators to get better at effective management skills for productivity.   Name It The first thing that you need to do while building your effective management skills, is notice that you are procrastinating and acknowledge it. It is essential that you do this without judging yourself and without getting overly stressed that you don't have enough time. The next time you notice you're procrastinating,…
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Productivity tools, systems and processes

Leadership, Life, Productivity
“Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.”-–Paul J. Meyer. I heard this statement that comes from the Economic Policy Institute. Since the early 1970s, productivity (the amount of output per hour worked) has risen in America. Between 1973 and 2011, the productivity of the American worker has grown 80 percent. Why? My opinion, because we’re finding new tools and techniques to increase our focus and efficiency. Below are some ideas and tools I have discovered over time that people I would say are productive have repeatedly talked about using. I believe I can learn a lot form people and their habits, tools they choose to use, their processes and the reason why they do and use what…
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How to set goals isn’t as bad as you think

Leadership, Productivity
Every year seems to progress quicker and quicker to me. I'm not sure if it is because I am getting older and realizing there is so much more I want to do and accomplish before I can no longer do and accomplish my goals here on earth? This quickness is the reason it is so important that we set goals for what you want to carry out, now. What follows will be ways that I follow when I set goals. Start with the right Objectives and Key Results Enjoy this TED talk where John Doerr shares about OKR. Objective and Key results (OKR) So now that you have some fundamentals to start with, the "Why" of what you want to do. Write down your values, your objectives, and key results today as you continue to…
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Effective Goal Planning, ask these 5 questions.

Leadership, Productivity
At the time of this blog post going live, we are getting ready to enter 2015 in just one day. Goal setting is just a natural part of the thinking at this time but it should be an active part of our daily lives throughout the year. I have 5 questions for each of us to think through as we set new goals that will help us make the goals and not just crowd up calendars with great ideas, journals with lofty thoughts, but a plan that if we work through these 5 questions with will help us to achieve results. 1. What is the specific work or effort required to achieve your goal? 2. What resources or dependencies do you need to help you succeed? 3. What is your…
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My method of delegation.

Administration, Leadership, ministry, Productivity, task management
The more I talk with people the more I realize delegation is not as understood as I assume. It is with this new understanding that I want to offer up the method of delegation that I have been taught over the years. I am not claiming this is original (hopefully a lot of people use these steps) and it is only one way, but it is mine and it works for me when followed. Too often delegation is poorly executed, frustrating both the person delegating and the person being delegated to. There should be a benefit for both parties but often one or both parties feel dissatisfied. Here is one approach to delegation: 1. Define. You need to know exactly what you are going to delegate. Don't be vague. 2.…
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