My Most Important Productivity Tool

Monthly calendar with one post-it note per day

Image courtesy of The 99 Percent

OK the holiday season is upon us and Lateral Action will – like you, I hope – soon be taking a break for inspiration (and mince pies).

Later this week I’ll post a collection of the Best of Lateral Action 2010. But first I want to draw your attention to a couple of recent pieces I’ve published at The 99 Percent, where I’m pleased to be part of the team.

If It Won’t Fit on a Post-It, It Won’t Fit in Your Day

There are a million and one fancy productivity tools to choose from, but my most useful bit of kit is a humble stack of Post-It notes. If you want to know what I do with it – and how a shorter to-do list could help you get more done, check out my latest productivity tip over at The 99 Percent.

Don’t Decide Until Decision Time

One of my (alleged) eccentricities is to refuse to make any important decision after 4 o’clock in the afternoon. To find out why, and how you can make better decisions, read Don’t Decide Until Decision Time.

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