Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Overwhelmed by chores? Spend more time in Quadrant 2!

[Note: You can download and listen to this entire article as an audio podcast from my Inspired Project Teams archives. However, you might want to refer to the grid below when listening.] 

Stephen Covey’s classic The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People is one of the best selling business books of all time. Early in my career, I worked my way through this amazing text and also spent a substantial amount of time listening to the audio version, narrated by Covey himself. In these works, Stephen Covey describes a brilliantly simple grid for analyzing, and ultimately changing, the way you spend your time. Covey's grid may be the best time management tool ever invented!

Google Books listing: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Like millions of others working to become successful, I spent a substantial amount of time applying this grid to my own activities, sorting and re-prioritizing them to make the most of my time and efforts. So, on an individual and personal level, I know this tool really works!

But how about applying this grid to project management? After giving it some thought, I’ve come up with some suggestions for how you might use the grid to better focus the time and efforts of an individual team member or an entire project team. In this post, I’ll share these suggestions with you.

Four-Quadrant Grid Applied to Teams

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Two to Inspire: Find Your Mission & Start Creating!

Are you feeling like you've lost your creative edge? Are you wanting to break out of the doldrums? Here are a couple of archival blog posts that can help. The first is all about finding your unique mission and leveraging it. And the second will hook you up with some practical tools to help you get your creative juices flowing and capture the results of your innate brilliance Enjoy!

(Note: Each of these posts includes links to more resources to get you up and running.)

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

The Best of 2018: Seven Posts Worth a Second Look

I began 2018 with the hard (and tedious!) work of moving all my websites to Google's Blogger platform.  (It's a long story... But the move was necessary due to relentless and expensive-to-defend-against attacks by hackers at my old hosting service.) Finally, after the dust settled in April, I was able to gather my energy for creating some new posts.

Looking back over the year, I am proud to say that this new WORTH SHARING website has produced some reasonably good stuff. The following seven posts are the best of the year. You'll find reviews of some simple, useful tools, as well as a couple of meatier posts that will challenge you or shift your perspective. Enjoy!