Sending The Snow

I can imagine being on the other end of being asked to send in the “snow” – your empty inbox at the end of the day with 0 to prioritize, 0 to plan and 0 Today. On first glance, this request may seem a bit over the top. I get it. If you still feel […]

Looks can be deceiving, so we stick to tried and true Pareto.

pareto principles

Looks can be deceiving, so we stick to tried and true Pareto.  My team (steeped in the 80/20 rule or Pareto Principle) came to me with this; Trello’s (new?) way of adding priorities to cards – and I have to say it looks very cool.  Unfortunately, this time Trello got it wrong. Looks can be deceiving.  Ok Trello fans, before you dismiss me […]

A Simple Rule to Run Effective Meetings

A Simple Rule to Run Effective Meetings Ask your team to identify their biggest productivity killer and inevitably two issues will rise to the top of the list: managing their inboxes and their useless meeting schedules. I’ll tackle the former in a future post. For now, I’d like to focus on increasing the value of […]

Why Fix It If People Don’t Know Email Should Be Prioritized

  I just read an article by a very smart man, Nathan Zeldes, who believes that we need a benchmark for email classifier performance.  In other words, some way of gaging how well auto-prioritization Maybe.  Maybe not. It seems that most email apps these days are looking for this algorithm as if it were the […]