Conquering The Open Loops Of Productivity

Productivity Bits

GTD Agenda - This is one of the tools designed with the GTD system in mind. Others – I have mentioned some tools in this post, “ The Habit Of To-Do List “ We all have open loops in some form or another that we need to take care of. Employee Productivity getting things done GTD GTD Agenda Increase Productivity open loops Producteev productivity at workplace Productivity Tools WorkonthisCopyright © 2011 Marlon Ribunal. Visit the original article at [link].

2010 210

Thoughts, Feelings, And Actions: Guiding the Entangled Trio In Your Favor

Dumb Little Man

If one shows up with the most dominant agenda, the other two will drop theirs and follow. It does not matter if the agenda is positive or negative. What matters is how strong it is, relative to the agendas of the other two.

2019 224

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Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Today's.

Laughing all the Way to Work

In its simplest form minutes are a record of discussion, decisions and actions to be taken and the date by when it needs to be completed. Below are a few tips so the task is not as daunting: Filling in the blanks I take minutes on a laptop so it is easy to make a template ahead of time which is based on the agenda. I put the items from the agenda on the template in the same order and with a space to put the discussion and decisions/actions from the meeting.

2010 100

So you’ve been asked to organise an event… now what?

Practically Perfect PA

The agenda. A pre-event agenda should look something like this: What is the purpose of the event? Instead of another form of communication. Remember this agenda is for your first meeting, you will have more detailed discussions as the process moves forward.

2013 264

How to Handle Work Guilt

Jen Lawrence

If your guilt is stemming from hating your job (whether your role or the environment), seek out another form of employment. Nothing on the agenda for the day? Everyone experiences some form of guilt related to their work.

2019 63

SURROUND yourself with a team of experts to make you and your organization SHINE!

Office Dynamics

Program Content/Agenda . I wrote copy for the communication that went along with the registration form so people would know where they needed to be and when, appropriate attire, the type of weather to expect, safety and security issues they needed to be aware of and so forth. .

2019 230

5 Remote Collaboration Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Dumb Little Man

Make agenda points and write down meeting minutes. Freelancing is the most prominent form of remote working. The trend of flexible working hours among the people is increasing exponentially. People prefer working from homes.

2020 216

10 Conversations That Can Transform Your Workplace

Ian's Messy Desk

If individuality and diversity are the main focus, does the workplace ever feel like a loose collection of conflicting styles and agendas? Now, rephrase it in the form of a positive goal.

2014 219

New job, new culture, new language

Laughing all the Way to Work

You have to learn a whole new way of doing things, from how to log onto the computer to filling out a purchase order form. Organizing folders For the meetings I organize I like to have three folders: Agenda, Handouts and Minutes. The agenda will be named 2015-11-19 Medical Advisory Committee Agenda. Starting a new job is more than just changing where you work.

2015 122

7 Simple Ways To Overcome Negative Thinking & Set Yourself Up To Win This Year

Dumb Little Man

If I am woken up, then I feel behind already and forced into everyone else’s agenda. Regret is also a downer and a negative form of thinking and so, I am going to act even quicker than I used to. This form of denial can work for some thoughts but others are more persistent.

2017 208

Latin Plural Endings

Daily Writing Tips

Preference for Latin or English plural endings is inconsistent in similarly constructed words, as is the presence of alternative forms at all. bureau : bureaus or bureaux (the latter form is rare for this word and the other two in this category).

2016 79

Overcoming Toxic Relationships at Work – Even the One with Your Boss

Dumb Little Man

When you get emotional, you bring a personal agenda into the conversation. Accept that you are fifty percent of the problem in some way, shape, or form.

2012 285

A self-management checklist

Ian's Messy Desk

You can use a journal, a calendar, a graph or any other form that works for you. Keep your goals on someone else’s agenda. Everybody faces challenges in managing certain aspects of their lives. Someone who loves to go trail riding on a bicycle will have no problems motivating themselves to exercise. However, putting aside time to sit and read might be problematic. On the other hand, the reader might have problems putting down the book and getting active.

The evolution of effective team working and how you can accelerate it


By observing newly formed and existing teams playing business simulations I have learned some important insights into how team-working 'evolves' and offer here some specific ideas on how you might accelerate this evolution in your own organizational teams.

2016 72

3 Errors Involving Prepositions

Daily Writing Tips

His job is not to give into the demands of multimillionaire celebrities pushing a social agenda.

2017 65

5 Powerhouse Strategies for Creating Administrative Peer Power

Office Dynamics

Coming together is better than fighting for your own agenda. Input comes in various forms … and provides a variety of information.

2016 170

Reach Your Goals With a Self-Management Checklist

Ian's Messy Desk

You can use a journal, a calendar, a graph or any other form that works for you. Keep your goals on someone else’s agenda. Everybody faces challenges in managing certain aspects of their lives. Someone who loves to go trail riding on a bicycle will have no problems motivating themselves to exercise. However, putting aside time to sit and read might be problematic. On the other hand, the reader might have problems putting down the book and getting active.

Goals 135

How to Say No Without Losing a Client

Virtual Moxie

The fear you have in saying no to a client is a form of suffering. When you let your head spin you out endlessly, it''s a form of mental masturbation. I’ve already added it to our agenda. Heyyyyy… we have someone who wants to pick my brain ! Annaliese (love that name!!)

2013 196

Peer Synergy: 5 Powerhouse Strategies For Creating Administrative Peer Power

Office Dynamics

Coming together is better than fighting for your own agenda. Input comes in various forms … and provides a variety of information.

2015 176

Are You Stealing from Your Profitability (and don’t even know it)?

Productive & Organized

Send me a message here: contact form and let me know that you'd like a time/money breakthrough session.  I find that every time I share the quotes to the right on Facebook or Twitter they get shared and re-shared. 

2012 224

The Art of Minute Taking

Laughing all the Way to Work

An agenda should be sent to the attendees with the previous minutes and all background documents. It is advisable to bring extra copies of the agenda and attachments to the meeting in case someone arrives and has forgotten theirs. You can also start to create an agenda from the last minutes and present it to be approved by the Chair of the meeting. Once the agenda is approved you can use the new agenda to start the minutes. Minute taking is an art!

2008 116

A Meeting With Me


Maybe it was because meetings were a form of escape from the day-to-day for them. I’d create an agenda and run my meeting with that agenda in mind. I simply had an agenda and created minutes afterward. I used to detest meetings. I considered them a massive waste of time, mainly because they often revolved around taking as much time as possible. There were even some coworkers who loved the time that meetings took up in their day. Maybe it was to look important.

2016 56

Stadia and Aquaria

Daily Writing Tips

Considering that both diverged from a form of English spoken 400 years ago in England, they remain remarkably similar. It also addresses the datum/data debate: data takes a singular verb (like agenda ), though strictly a plural; no one ever uses “agendum” or “datum.”.

2015 96

Professional. Administrative Professional.

Office Dynamics

After a full day of managing an agenda, his comment caught me completely off guard. By Nancy Fraze. Recently, I experienced an old-school, “you’ve-got-to-be-out-of-your-mind” moment. I’m sharing it with you in hopes our culture can begin a meaningful dialog about respect and perception.

Guest Blogger: David B. Wright, Author

The Office Professionals Place

Can you bring in new business, improve operating efficiency, reduce costs, help build the strategy that will form the company’s future? And of course you don’t want to completely control the meeting, or otherwise disregard the other person’s agenda.

2009 141

A Test of Your Professionalism: Will You Pass?

The Office Professionals Place

If you become timid when it comes to speaking in a group meeting, provided you know what the agenda items are prior to the meeting, put them in writing in proposal form and give them to the Chair before the meeting or slide them to him during the meeting.

2010 130

Belie and Betray

Daily Writing Tips

Sometimes belie is used to mean cover up or conceal : Their campaign promises belie a more sinister agenda. Pickford’s small stature and cinema sweetness belied a shrewd businesswoman, forming her own production company.

2016 59

Introducing The Forums On

Brilliantly Better

So this thing will surely add more stuff to do on my agenda, but I’m ready to take it in. Unless it’s really violent and rude, ranting, as a form of expressing personal concepts, is tolerated. Tweet I think I reached a certain level of interaction and activity which demands new tools. has an average of 100.000 unique visitors monthly and many of them are more than just visitors.

2011 56

5 Things F.C. Barcelona Can Teach You About Success

Brilliantly Better

I thoroughly enjoy every game they play, and I do my best to squeeze some time in my agenda to see them, as often as I can. You will both benefit form this. I’m a man, so I like soccer. Don’t even try to challenge this affirmation, it’s hard wired in my genes. Just like women are born with the natural ability to give birth and nurture their children, men are born with the soccer gene in their DNA. It’s just the way it is. But I’m not a fan.

2012 67

Planner Or Tickler (1-31) File? - How to Use Both For Optimal.

Productive & Organized

It seems like the tickler file is a good place to keep the papers that go along with the tasks, but there still feels like there's some redundancy when I prioritize my to-dos that are in the form of paper and the daily to-dos on my calendar. Anchoring the system in the tickler file: You will find your "Next action" sheets, your project sheets, agendas, documents you need to work with, etc. Productive & Organized Home Contribute to P&O!

2009 120

Taming Monkey Number 8 – First Update

Brilliantly Better

Much of these was done in the form of being part of some entrepreneurs / investors events in Romania. With fall being just around the corner and a few meetings already planned in my agenda I think this will turn out well. Tweet As you may already know, I’m, on a special kind of challenge this year. I ditched my new years resolution and replaced them with monthly challenges in which I intend to “tame an inner monkey”.

2011 57

How I Use Evernote for Meetings


Finance: When it comes to the Finance part of our FFFing Meeting, I integrate a form of Zapier automation into the Evernote mix. Every time I have a session with a Productivityist Coaching client, I use Evernote in some form or another. I create agendas in Evernote with checklists to mark off what we discussed during a call and then use that to craft the follow-up Recap Email I send to each client within 24 hours of a session. Evernote is a big part of my workflow.

2016 63

106 Thoughts on Overcoming Overwhelm in a Freaked-Out World

Productive & Organized

Disengage From The Digital World Mental clutter in the form of too much information made readily available by a plethora of electronic devices is causing many of us to feel overwhelmed by thinking the world has totally freaked out. Productive & Organized Home Contribute to P&O!

2010 285

5 Words from the Kitchen

Daily Writing Tips

From this usage stems meanings for structures with similar form and/or purpose, including a piece of wood under a windowsill, an extension of a bathroom fixture, the part of a pier or wharf along its edge, an erosion barrier, or the part of a stage that extends past the proscenium arch (the opening between the stage and the audience area). Words most people associate primarily with the kitchen have multiple nonculinary connotations as well.

2012 61

Stop the Zombie Drillers of Dallas! (via The City and Industry.

Denise Aday

This air pollution includes carcinogens such as Benzene and Formaldehyde, as well as smog-forming pollution and greenhouse gases. The Trinity East gas permits may get moved up on the agenda or they may be the last item for action that day. Stop the Zombie Drillers of Dallas!

2013 52

My Monthly Theme Report: February 2017


It’s still on the agenda. All in all, this Daily Theme was the most “true to form” throughout the month. Every month I send out an email to subscribers of the My Monthly Theme Series that dives into my plans for the month ahead. I publish the results of said plan here on the blog within one week of the month ending. If you’d like to subscribe to the monthly series so you have an understanding of what I’m working on each month, then click here.

2017 58

NEWS RELEASE: Star Achievement Series Has Gone Public

Office Dynamics

An Intent to Apply form will be sent to the student prior to attending their class. Course Agenda. Hey there! Big news from our office! The long-awaited public offering of the highly-acclaimed and uber successful, culture-changing, Star Achievement Series is here.

2012 157

An Open Letter To Our Prime Minister, David Cameron

The Small Business Blog

Let’s get this on the agenda, build some momentum and help bring “Change!” From April 2011, HMRC will no longer accept paper form tax returns and accounts from companies. E-Mail me or follow me. Outsourcing Options For Small Business Focus on your business, timeshare professionals.

2010 214

Obama Adviser Larry Summers Wrong on Tar Sands | The Harvard Crimson

Denise Aday

People are finally realizing that society cannot continue to extract new forms of fossil fuels if they care at all about future generations on this planet. In a recent Washington Post opinion piece titled “The growth agenda we need,” Summers lays out a detailed four-point plan to kickstart the American economy—a plan that includes approving Keystone XL.

2013 40

3 Life Lessons

Brilliantly Better

I’ve written many of my life lessons down in the form of a book. How To Get Your Dream Mate To Notice You Reply 15 dragos August 9, 2010 at 8:08 pm That’s an interesting idea and yes, I wrote some of my stories in this form.

2010 93

What's a “Factoid”?

Daily Writing Tips

The suffix -oid is used in scientific terminology to form adjectives that have the sense “resembling, allied to,&# and nouns with the sense of “something having the form or appearance of, something related or allied in structure, but not identical.&#

2010 70

Meetings Plus: Taking them offline

Laughing all the Way to Work

When I receive an initial request for a meeting, I use a meeting form and write down the information I need: who is requesting the meeting, what is the purpose of the meeting, where it will be held and a phone number or an e-mail address and dates that are available.

2009 141

Master the Art of Re-purposing Your Work and You'll Save Multiple Hours - 50 Ideas To Get You Started

Productive & Organized

As my business continues to grow from it's inception in 2004, I've added a lot more to my agenda, including blogging on my website, guest blogging, writing articles for e-zines and in print for local magazines, creating a monthly newsletter and doing public speaking.

2011 283