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Make it easy on yourself

Like many people in the present circumstances, my partner and I are involved in a Friday night Zoom Trivia gathering to ease the isolation of lockdown. It links us up with our beautiful friends and challenges the grey matter in a healthy way. But the part everyone hates is the scoring.Over the past few weeks, we […]

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Personal and group productivity – the key to highly productive teams

Watching the Olympics is a lovely distraction at the moment, and as always, I am amazed about how passionate I become about sports that I have never even watched before. As long as there is an Aussie competing, I am all in! It is amazing to watch some of the team events, and to see […]

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A year that stretched me for the better

As we start to draw the curtains on what has been one of the most challenging years in memory, I would like to say a big thank you and share some learnings. I am a glass half-full type of guy, so I’ve been reflecting on what I have learned over the past eight months. COVID-19 […]

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Working under pressure

I read a great blog (The lie of working better under pressure) recently that got me thinking about working under pressure, especially under the pressure of a deadline. The blog was aimed at students, but I think it holds a lesson for all of us, as many of our unproductive habits around deadlines come from […]

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How to make team agreements stick

A member of my team was having a conversation with a client recently about our Smart Teams program. They were keen to look at ways to create a more productive email culture but were hesitant because they had tried to embed a set of email protocols in the past, but nothing had changed. Their concern was that […]

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The amazing tools at your fingertips

I was running late for tennis doubles the other day, stuck in traffic and feeling mildly frustrated. I was going to call my mate Nick, but that felt like overkill as I was just a couple of minutes away, and I knew they could warm up without me.  A quick text would be better, but […]

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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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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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Make more time for engaging conversations

Much of my time is spent helping people manage their email more efficiently. But, as I’ve said many times before, the point of this work is not just to help people get their inboxes under control. It is to help them get their heads out of their inboxes and into more important and strategic work. […]

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