January 26: Personal Productivity Secrets

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Don’t store your life details in your head. Use technology for that! Do you use a personal info management tool?

Personal Productivity Secrets by Maura Nevel Thomas (Wiley, 2012).

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2 Responses to “#30DaysOfSummaries – Day 26”

  1. Rob Says:

    Daily, I use an electronic Dashboard to monitor and measure performance. This allows me to keep my focus on the pulse of the organization. This quantitative analysis, combined with qualitative assessment guides our leadership team’s strategy and tactics. The summary is a good reminder of effective management practices and organizational protocols. Reaffirmation that leveraging technology and analytics streamlines effective leadership. The proliferation of PIM tools is supposed to propel efficiency, but we are not getting to a point that I fear these technologies are being used as a priority to ole fashioned interpersonal management. EQ almost always out flanks IQ. This includes Artificial Intelligence…at least for now.

    I like the author’s reference to being “in the zone” and avoiding the siren call of life’s distractions. A skill for which I must find ways to master.

  2. Rob Says:

    I use an electronic Dashboard to monitor and measure performance on a daily basis. This allows me to keep my focus on the pulse of the organization. This quantitative analysis, combined with qualitative assessment guides our leadership team’s strategy and tactics. The summary is a good reminder of effective management practices and organizational protocols. Reaffirmation that leveraging technology and analytics streamlines effective leadership. The proliferation of PIM tools is supposed to propel efficiency, but we are not getting to a point that I fear these technologies are being used as a priority to ole fashioned interpersonal management. EQ almost always out flanks IQ. This includes Artificial Intelligence…at least for now.

    I like the author’s reference to being “in the zone” and avoiding the siren call of life’s distractions. A skill for which I must find ways to master.

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