Strategy

Using OneNote to teach OneNote

Sounds redundant doesn't it?  How can you possibly use a tool to teach someone how to use the same tool? Well in this case it's possible because we're going to leverage the collaborative syncing capability of OneNote as a content delivery mechanism. The principle is surprisingly simple.

Ideas from Around the Internet

Each week I roam around the Internet looking for ideas and inspiration for improving our productivity both professionally and personally.  Below are a few of the articles I found for today's post.

5 Ways Interns can use Bullet Journaling

Bullet journaling is an excellent way for interns to demonstrate organization, flexibility, and planning skills to the group where they are interning. Often information is shared intermittently, incompletely, or not at all and the intern is left wondering what to do. Here are five recommendations on how an intern can use bullet journaling to their advantage.

5 Ways Interns can use Bullet Journaling

Using OneNote to organize a college student

It's that time of year when we're in the final stages of getting our new college students ready to head to their school of choice (hopefully) in the fall. Forms, emails, schedules, and reminders all come flooding in with many of them not due for weeks. How do you keep the firehose of information organized so both your student and you are confident nothing is falling through the cracks? My recommendation...turn to OneNote. 

Using OneNote to organize a college student

Batting Practice for Contractors

If you're a contractor working in an environment where you aren't 100% busy all the time, but still requires you to meet billable hour contractual requirements, I suggest you take some batting practice. Having been in these situations before I've seen how leveraging the work you are doing as an opportunity to refine and hone your skills can make all the difference in your personal satisfaction as well as your client satisfaction.

Batting Practice for Contractors

Productivity Habits - Answers to #prodchat

Recently the #prodchat group discussed the topic of productive habits. Unable to make the live chat (this is becoming a recurring issue) I'm taking some time to respond to the questions en masse.

Productivity Habits - Answers to #prodchat

I'm so busy I must be important

Ever wonder why when you ask someone how they are the reply is, "Busy" we nod and agree that yes, we are busy too even if we may not be? Busy is worn as a badge of importance and success. It's as if you're not busy, you lack value and are not contributing to society as a whole. People "hustle", or "work their side gig", and we acknowledge with a little sympathy their level of activity as a measure of their importance. But how true is this?

I'm so busy I must be important

Getting the most from a Millenial - Part 1

Millenials have developed a significant reputation in the workplace often through no fault of their own. Rather than harm on the challenges of working with Millenials, this series is going to focus on ways to successfully work with Millenials. Now to level set, I'm not a part of the Millenial generation, but rather Generation X, a.k.a. the MTV Generation. Being part of this generation we're starting to see men and women entering the workforce placing us in an awkward position since they are of the age, for many of us, of our own children. How do you work with men and women without adopting a parental mindset?

Getting the most from a Millenial - Part 1