Read This If You Do One Thing At A Time

Photo by The Creative Exchange on Unsplash Those of you who have been readers for the past couple years know my feelings about “multi-tasking.” There is plenty of evidence that doing multiple things at once means you don’t do any of them well....

Why The Grumpiest Person Is Your Best Friend

“Who is your grumpiest, most irritable, most frustratingly difficult IT guy?” “Can you introduce me to him?” Sounds crazy, but let me tell you why I wanted to meet this person so much. I was running a software development team at the time. We...

The One Word That’s Better Than “Productivity.”

When you hear the word “productivity” what do you think? iOS apps? Being busy? The Industrial Revolution? When I think of productivity, a few things come to mind. Sure, output is one of them. It’s a big one. But output isn’t the same as “more widgets, faster and...

The Boring, Unsexy Thing That Gives People Confidence

This one isn’t a fun one. You know how these posts go, by now. Sometimes it’s motivational, sometimes it’s metaphorical, a lot of the time it’s reflective and a little of the time it’s hyper nitty-gritty detailed and tactical. No matter...

If You Feel Guilty For Taking Breaks, Read This

Do you play games in your phone? I don’t.  I would love to write the rest of this post about how I think games are dumb and just steal your attention from important stuff.  In fact, for most people, I really do believe this is true.  But I’ve just spent the past 2...