Urgent! Video Series – 6: Use Appropriate Tools for Urgent Requests

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 Appropriate Tools for Urgent Requests, I talk about avoiding using tools like email as the only way to communicate urgent requests.

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Urgent! Video Series – 5: Don’t Always Expect Instant Service

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, Don’t Always Expect Instant Service, I cover having reasonable expectations around deadlines with your team, colleagues and peers.

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How a culture of accountability helps reduce urgency

The office I work from has several apartments above it. The rubbish bins in the car park are the responsibility of the apartment tenants, who should put them out to be collected each week. Because the landlord also runs a retail shop from the building, which has its own industrial bins, there is some confusion […]

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Urgent! Video Series – 4: Tell Them When You Need It By

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, Tell Them When You Need It By, I talk about always clearly communicating the due date or deadline when requesting work from others.

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Urgent! Video Series – 3: Avoid Creating Unnecessary Urgency

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, Avoid Creating Unnecessary Urgency, I talk about not leaving things to the last minute and therefore creating unnecessary urgency for others.

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Reactivity is a choice

With the launch of my new book Urgent! this week, I have been talking to the media a lot about, you guessed it, urgency. One of the most common questions I get from journalists is,  “How can we reduce reactivity when we are working in highly reactive environments?” Even though they are interviewing me in […]

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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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