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Entries from April 2009

Connecting with People: Relationships are Productive!

April 8th, 2009 · Comments

One of the trickiest parts of leadership is finding a way to strike a balance between your employees as subordinates and your employees as real, live people.


Managing relationships with the people you work with (and for) is as important to your everyday productivity as it is to your career.


(C) 2009 Laura Stack.


Tags: Leadership · Teams · Communication

Paper or Plastic? Managing Your To-Do Lists

April 2nd, 2009 · Comments

Technology has given us so many options when it comes to keeping track of our to-do lists—Smartphones, web-based applications, desktop applications, PDAs—but figuring out the best system for you can be a real challenge (and a frustrating one at that).


Interestingly enough, even with all the technology out there, informal research (mine and others’) still shows that when push comes to shove, most people still fall back on good old-fashioned paper.  In fact, a survey shows that not only do most people use a paper to-do list, but that paper is more than twice as popular as any other method listed!


Why is that?


Because we’re human.

Listen on...

(C) 2009 Laura Stack.


Tags: Personal Productivity · Productivity Tools · Organization Skills · Efficiency · Email