Urgent! Video Series – 2: Use Urgency with Care

My new book Urgent! was published on 1st August. In this series of videos I am going to unpack some of the key strategies for moderating unproductive urgency. In this video, Use Urgency with Care, I talk about using urgency in a mindful, thoughtful and responsible way in order to minimise the negative impact on […]

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Urgent! Video Series – 1: Don’t Cry Wolf

My new book Urgent! is being published on 1st August. In this series of videos I am going to unpack some of the key strategies for moderating unproductive urgency. In this video, Don’t Cry Wolf, I talk about not making work out to be urgent if it is not, or more urgent than it needs […]

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Urgent! Introduction to video series

My new book Urgent! is being published on 1st August. In this series of videos I am going to unpack some of the key strategies for moderating unproductive urgency.

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Get out of your IN and into your OUT

If you have been following my posts you’ve probably heard me talk about getting in control of your Inbox. Just a few times! While there are many facets of productivity that I have explored over the years, I keep coming back to this powerful productivity strategy. And here’s why. In Smart Work I outlined a productivity framework […]

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What to do when things get too busy

The Adapt team and I have been very lucky during this challenging time in lockdown as we have been able to successfully switch to high quality online delivery of our programs. Thank you to all our clients who have placed their trust in us to deliver great outcomes through our webcams! However, we have noticed […]

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Managing information around complex tasks

I was speaking to my mate Nick recently and he reminded me about some of the challenges we’re facing in maintaining productivity whilst working remotely. Last month, I wrote about how we can leverage Microsoft tools like Outlook, Teams and Planner to stay organised and connected when working remotely. Nick runs a small IT business […]

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Our work spaces are changing

A couple of weeks ago I talked about the need to stay productive while working remotely.  Now that many of us are working from home, the work spaces we were used to have changed. The open plan office space, physical meeting rooms, huddle boards and even the communal kitchen area are out of bounds to […]

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Staying productive when working remotely

So here we are in the midst of what looks like one of the most disruptive events many of us will ever face. I hope you and the people around you are holding up and I wish you all the best for the difficult weeks and months that lie ahead. Even though it’s early days, […]

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How to Measure Workplace Urgency

This week’s post is a little different. I’ll be sharing a video recording with you of a coaching session I recently participated in with my friend and colleague, Stacey Barr. Stacey is a Performance Measure Specialist, Creator of PuMP and Author of Prove IT! and Practice Performance Measurement, about measuring workplace urgency. You can find […]

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Back to vinyl

I’m a massive music fan and recount my childhood and life through the classics that I grew up listening to during the seventies, eighties and beyond. I get energy from listening to music, and often escape there when I need to recharge.   I left my record collection behind in Ireland when I came to Australia in 1993. On a trip back […]

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