Stop!

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Stuck in the middle of a project? Short of motivation to progress? Hemingway himself used this famous productivity hack to write throughout his life. Read more

Ad Hoc

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No… it’s not the name of the Captain but that of a strategy for group decision-making. A strategy for avoiding the disastrous impact of groupthink and political games. A strategy to make decisions (more) fairly. Read more

What vs. How

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The difference between “what” and “how” is greatly under-estimated and fundamental. In other words, you doubtless know what to do (your strategy), but are a bit less certain about how to do it (its execution), especially when you are constantly dealing with other duties (and distractions). The 4D method can help you. Read more

Switch to automatic mode

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The multiplication of options has gradually spread to all fields of modern life. On supermarket shelves, in higher education, leisure, retirement plans, health, in our way of working, of finding a partner … But not all topics deserve a complete, fully conscious choice and decision-making process. Read more

If you are infobese, read this

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All the information we must deal with in order to decide and act constitute a veritable chaos. Telephone conversations, interviews, e-mails, notes, presentations, meetings, media, Internet, books, training… This complexity stresses us and fills us with fear: fear of forgetting what’s important, fear of missing something essential. Most of the tools we use are just solutions to manage, organize or store these flows. On the contrary, mind mapping (or heuristic maps) is a technique that makes it possible to consider this complexity as a whole and make the most of it. Read more

The 2-minute Golden Rule

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When you face your list of tasks (a To-do list or any other system of organization) and you have an adequate time window, there are some tasks you must carry out immediately, whether they are high-priority or not. And you can believe David Allen, he was named “Personal Productivity Guru” by Fast Company magazine… Read more

(Smart) note-taking

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When you read a novel, you naturally let yourself be carried away by the author. When you take “linear” notes – in a meeting, over the phone… – odds are you will do the same thing: you blindly follow the speaker’s proposed thought structure. and if you do, you could end up with him, lost in chaos and fog. There is a simple tool to regain control (and your critical faculty). Read more

Better, not more

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“Work better, not more”. “Manage energy more than time”. Simple, easy-to-act-upon advice to manage your To-do list, your working time and your deviations, so that this doesn’t become merely one more incantation. Read more