Content Creation Process – Three big mistakes people make

Content Creation Process - Three big mistakes people make

What are the keys to an effective Content Creation Process? How do you consistently produce good quality content? It takes a strong commitment to create and publish content on a regular basis. It’s not easy to be consistent over time. But too many content creators and thought leaders make this harder than it needs to […]

Top 10 Business Books for 2018

Top Ten Business Books of the Year What are the top 10 business books for 2018? And what is your book of the year? Each year, I aim to read 50 books. In 2018, I fell a few short and read 40 books. Still a good result. From this list of books I’ve selected my […]

Best Business Books to Increase Productivity

Best business books for productivity

The Best Business Books What are the best business books to increase productivity? I have a strong personal interest in this question. As I wrote in my book Done: How to finish your projects when traditional ways don’t work, I had a serious problem finishing things – at one point I had over 25 half-written […]

How to overcome your Project Management Challenges

Project management challenges Despite the best planning in the world, there are always going to be project management challenges. Typically, these include: Not meeting deadlines Unclear goals and objectives Team issues Communication challenges Technical problems Scope creep Risks to manage and avoid If you believe Murphy’s Law: Anything that can go wrong will go wrong. […]

The Four Types of Planning in Management

What is Planning in Management? Planning in management is a crucial part of how to take effective action. But what is it and how do we do it well? Planning is such a common word, but what specifically do we mean when we say ‘we are going to do some planning’? The word ‘plan’ is […]

Accountability – what it is, why you need it, how to do it

Accountability and Partnership

Accountability Meaning, Definition What do we mean when we say ‘accountability’? I believe ‘to be held to account’ is an important management idea, except it’s almost become a cliché. Or, as political writer Don Watson might have called it ‘a weasel word’ – a concept we use to mask over what’s really going on. The […]

The Ultimate Guide to creating and completing your Task List Today

Project Tasks and Planning All task lists need to start with a project. One of the key reasons that I started Project Done and wrote my books Done and Weekly Done was to help other people get more done. What I often found when talking to people was that they had a big long task […]

The easy solution to being overwhelmed and stressed out at work

Feeling Overwhelmed? What does that mean? Are you stressed out and overwhelmed right now? I used to suffer a lot from overwhelm. I’d be in a situation and all of a sudden it would all get too much and I’d have a meltdown and let off some steam. What does overwhelm mean? And is there […]

Pomodoro Technique: Work smart and get more work done

Work Smart What’s the Pomodoro Technique and how can it help you get more done? We’ve all been told at some point that we need to work smarter to get more work done. But have you ever stopped to ask yourself: What does it mean to ‘work smart’? The holy grail of productivity is to: […]

Multi tasking and Mindfulness – Win the war on workplace stress

Multi tasking and mindfulness = win workplace stress war

The Rise of Workplace stress There is a war going on in our workplaces being fought out between Multi Tasking and Mindfulness. One camp wants to us do more and faster. The other wants us to do more by doing one thing more slowly. The big casualty of this war is the wellbeing of our […]