I coined the term management overhead when I was working in a highly politicized environment. VP level management became obstructions to productivity. In some cases, I was on project teams where VPs and directors outnumbered the people who could do the work. Here’s what I like to call the 5 deadly sins of management overhead:Continue reading “The 5 deadly sins of management overhead”
I used to have a tradition that I called Saturday writing day. These Saturdays got their start at the gym. I’d then shower at the gym then head over to the Mosaic District for a nice big breakfast and then find a spot to spend my day writing. I wrote many of my past articles this way.
Here’s what I miss about writing in a public place:Continue reading “3 things I miss about writing in a public place”
During the pandemic, I’ve been fine-tuning my personal technology stack the whole time. My personal attitude about apps is that the application work for me, I don’t work for the application. So while I’m the first person to experiment with a new application, it needs to be easy to use.
Here’s how my current pandemic tech stack looks:Continue reading “My COVID-19 Tech Stack: It’s all about Communications and Collaboration”
The last eleven months of the pandemic have played havoc with my sleep. It’s typical for me to wake up at some point during the night and then roll over and go back to sleep. In pandemic times, there are times I wake up wired, and just know I won’t be falling back to sleep. Here are some things I do when I can’t sleep:Continue reading “10 things I do when I can’t sleep: Pandemic edition”
Rolling past nine months of working at home during a pandemic has been a lesson in maintaining productivity for me. For years, I would pride myself on being able to spend the day writing, head to the gym, then come home and write some more until it was time to sleep. Rinse. Repeat.
The pandemic changed all that for me (and lots of others too). Here are some things I do to maintain my productivity during this time:Continue reading “My search for peak productivity in a pandemic”