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, […]

Episode016 – balancing planning with flexibility

A short, solo episode… looking at the trade off between planning a long time in advance and doing things at the last minute.  Both have advantages and both have disadvantages… …so is there a secret trick that balances the two?  Yes – sort of. It’s about planning the process, not the product, and this episode […]

Simpleology productivity tool – a review

Bloody hell they make it hard to start. I’d not have carried on if it hadn’t been for a promise I made to someone to try it out on my facebook AIR group! (Hello Michelle!) The problem is that there’s no way to get the free trial without going through the process of a month’s […]

Natalie Hailey

Natalie Hailey is one of those people who does it all… mum, wife and entrepreneur. She’s also fun, sane and one of the nicest people I’ve met online. So, at risk of making her sound like some kind of saint, in this episode I chat to her about: setting priorities setting targets using apps using […]

Episode 014 -Reflective Practice

We all want to be better next time. The key to doing that is looking at what we’ve done so far. It doesn’t take a genius to work that out, right? Reflective Practice is the formal name for thinking about how to make it better next time – and that might include ‘faster next time’. […]

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Space for speed – a productivity hack

I used to be a research academic in universities. I did it for 24 years, in fact. For part of that time I was also the Centre Manager for what was then the UK’s largest social science research unit. Impressive, eh? 😉 One of the things that used to drive the university administrators mad was […]

Calling beta testers! ;)

Hi there… as you’ll know if you’re signed up to the AIR mailing list (I’ll put the form at the bottom of this invitation so you don’t miss out in the future) the AIR productivity course opens for a Founders’ Cohort on the 28th of June, 2018.  It’s a blast and I’m very proud of […]