Today's Nick Duffill, began by presenting his Productivity Formula:
Effectiveness = Knowledge x Focus2
- Prioritization is the key to progress - identify the important things to do, not just the urgent (e.g. the Covey approach)
- A To-Do list does not show you what to do - it simply lists what you can do, which is why understanding your priorities is so important.
- A Project-based approach does not have to mean "Project Management." As Stephen Covey taught us to "begin with the end in mind," funnel time lines for project-based planning are a more powerful planning tool than traditional list-making.
- Project dashboards present a specific viewpoint, purpose, and time frame.
I'm still exploring new ways to use MindManager and ResultsManager as a part of my visual project management toolkit,. This summer, Nick was kind enough to join me for a series of podcasts (Mind Mapping for results in Stereo). I had to stop after the first podcast (Michael would like you to believe that it was because my Tablet PC Crashed; no so.) I plan to pick up the series early next year.
Thanks, Nick, for a valuable webinar. I look forward to learning more from you!