No, I don’t want to count the hours (honestly, thousands over 30 years) I’ve devoted to learning about Productivity … its processes, workflows, tools … and more.
I f you’ve been an Exkalibur Subscriber for long, you have seen a wide and deep range of Productivity articles from me over the years.
ON THE FRONT LINES OF PRODUCTIVITY
I have spent over 30 years on the front lines of productivity, testing hundreds … more likely thousands … of tools and workflows … long before the first desktop computer.
I really dug in when I bought my first Apple computer in 1984 and discovered programs like VisiCalc, a predecessor to Excel, and Filemaker, now an Apple subsidiary, but then an independent database developer.
THE CRASH TEST DUMMY OF PRODUCTIVITY
As an entrepreneur, I became a productivity junkie when I began to see the transformative power that today allows us to organize and easily re-order our priorities, projects and tasks … and get so much done.
The problem? We can get so much done, we try to get too much done and then stumble over our own feet, scrambling from pillar to post, without a clear, trusted methodology to control our agenda and keep our attention focused on everything … work, home, community, church … that has our attention.
HERE’S A SAMPLE OF SOME OF MY ARTICLES
[pullquote]If I had six hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend the first four hours sharpening the axe. ~ Abe Lincoln[/pullquote]
Your Productivity success is dictated by a variety of factors. Here’s a brief sampling of some of the Productivity articles I’ve written that will help you on your journey to Become a More Productive Leader.
Your environment and workspace:
- Are you moving at the Speed of Lame?
- The One Big Change You’re Sick of Hearing About … And a Foolproof Way to Fix It
- 4 Ways to Create More Time for Actual Thinking
- How to Dropkick Uncertainty | 5 Techniques to Master Your Domain
The importance of Focus:
- 8 Concepts for Leaders to Gain Focus & Get More Done Without Working 8 Days a Week
- Happy Birthday, Winston | How Did You Get It All Done?
- Personal Productivity | Don’t overlook the “Elapsed Time Effect”
- Do You Follow a Routine – Or Just Full Speed Ahead and Hope It All Gets Done?
EXKALIBUR UNIVERSITY IS COMMITTED TO HELPING YOU
It can be pretty overwhelming when you’re always trying to improve your workflows … adopting new tools to help you get that done … putting clearer processes in place so things don’t get away from you … and the list goes on.
As you may know, we’ve finally opened the doors of Exkalibur University, the education arm of The Exkalibur Organization, after more than two years of thought and development.
We’re just getting started, but we’re committed to share with you not only the lessons I’ve learned over 40 years in the trenches, but the insights from other deeply experienced professionals dedicated to the Exkalibur proposition – to Help YOU Become a More Effective Leader.
I’LL BE BACK IN TOUCH
If you’re ready to commit to improving your Personal Productivity, I’ll be your guide.
We’re creating some simple lessons that will help you wrestle the productivity demon to the ground … and will give you a straight shot to Best Practices so you don’t have to rummage around looking for the best lessons, tools, workflows, processes ….
Until then … Don’t Stop Leading.
Question: What’s Your #1 Challenge in being as productive as you’d like to be?
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