Productive meetings – part 2

Last time we looked at some of the specific tactics and things to consider to get your meetings more productive (and waste less time). This post moves on a bit and looks at the broader, almost philosophical issues involved in better meetings. Meetings aren’t events; meetings are part of a productivity process Well, they are, […]

Episode_020 – not working with Chris Huskins

Chris is the chilled out podcast man! Starting a young family and running four companies should drive him round the bend. Instead he’s cool, calm and cucumber-like! So what is it that allows him to be so chilled and yet so fantastically productive at the same time? In this episode, Chris and I chat about […]

Productive meetings – part 1

AIR is a personal productivity system at its heart. A lot of the techniques and the philosophy can be applied to groups and teams though. But no matter how well you and/or your team are rocking along and being both productive and sane, the crunch comes when you have to collaborate with other people, particularly […]

Episode_019 Discipline! with Scott Beebe

Scott Beebe is head of MyBusinessOnPurpose.com and an absolutely awesome productivity-ist (Is that a real word?) Passionate about what he does (getting business owners out from the chaos of working in their business to being able to work on it) but as you’ll see in this interview, also massively passionate about his family life and […]

Healthier than yesterday?

There’s a lot to be said for setting targets. There’s obviously quite a lot to be said for monitoring what you’re doing. For example it’s pretty well known, and recognised, that if you want to lose weight one of the things you should do is tell people you’re going to lose weight. That means that […]

Episode018 – one down level down from The Big Idea

A short, solo episode where I share the thee Ts that make it more likely you’ll hit your big, strategic ideas. Strategy and Big Ideas are great. If you get them wrong nothing else matters, but all to often the Big Idea is there – but the execution isn’t. Things go wrong at the level […]

Productivity idea: in praise of limiting labels

There’s a lot wrong with labelling people, I think. Labelling someone as clumsy or stupid is limiting. It sets expectations. And it leads to lazy thinking and ‘-isms’. Labelling someone ‘a typical blonde’ or ‘black’ is just asking to be shocked when they don’t behave as you’re treating them. And quite right, too.  We’ve all […]

Episode017 – Dan Moyle – marketing manager and so much more

Dan Moyles is a busy, busy man. He’s the marketing manager for a fast-growing (and impressive) business in the states and yet he still has time to ride his motorbike for fun, be with his family and take an hour a day for just getting ready, praying and meditating. How does he manage that? Well […]

Productivity isn’t about the work

I’ve spent a lot of time working and travelling recently. Inevitably there was time here and time there when I could have been working. For example, there were those times (hours!) after I’d passed through the security checks at airports and I was waiting for my flight’s Gate to be announced. That’s over an hour, […]