Thursday, March 21, 2019

Acorn TV: Netflix for Grownups!


If you like the kind of smart, articulate dramas, mysteries, comedies and documentaries that we typically find on America's PBS stations, you'll love Acorn TV!  For just $4.99 a month (You can quit anytime...) Acorn TV will let you stream and binge-watch some of the best British, Australian, Canadian and Irish TV series and stand-alone films!  

Acorn by the Numbers


Here's a quick count of what's available on Acorn TV as of this date:  

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.)