The following Weblog items are filed under the Productivity category. There are 11 entries in this section. The earliest was published on March 08, 2008 and the latest entry was filed on March 01, 2012. If you have any comments about Productivity please let me know!
March 01, 2012
Three Things To Do When You Have 5 Minutes or Less
If you're going to the Post Office or someplace else with some time to waist, don't just stand there and read the wall posters. Be more productive, here are some creative ideas to make your short wait time a little more productive:
Fill out some store surveys!
Clean out your jacket, pocket, or purse.
Make a List of things to get done
I am sure that you can come up with some ideas on your own. The best thing to do is to have something planned when you know you're going to be sitting around a while.
August 23, 2011
Four step strategic planning model
In her presentation, Wilma Matthews, the Co-Author of On Deadline: Managing Media Relations, described a four step strategic planning model:
Wilma used the example of World War II in order to illustrate the application of these concepts.
March 03, 2010
We are in the process of building a home office. A very exciting and rewarding home improvement project. We have painted the ceiling and walls, added Ethernet and phone jacks and updated the electricity in the room.
One of the problems that I have encountered is when I moved my desk into the room, it was going to block the Power and Ethernet jacks. We had a flat power plug power strip available, but I haven't been able to find a flat Ethernet cable.
I have search several websites for a flat Ethernet Cable and the only thing that I keep finding is a flat cable that goes under a rug. I haven't found a low profile cable anyplace. I know there was a company that made these, I just can't seem to find them right now.
One of the places I was looking at is X-TremeGeek.com they sell all sorts of cables and the popular Power Strip Liberator Cables, which I have plenty of in my power supply bin in the basement.
Another good source is CyberGuys, they have all sorts of great technical products. I was not able to find any Ethernet cable products that would fit my needs. Still a great place to shop, lots of neat things!
July 21, 2008
How true is Parkinson's Law?
Parkinson's Law: Work expands to fill the time available for its completion.
Which basically means that if you plan 2 hours for a project, then the project will take 2 hours, regardless if others can do it in half the time. Something will make the project last as long as you schedule it.
March 08, 2008
Quote of the Day
I saw the following quote on someone bulletin board today:
Do the things that you have to doThe quote was attributed to someone, but I didn't write down the name.