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Twofer Tuesday: On Strategy & Productivity

twofertuesdaysHave you joined our Tools for the Time-Crunch Manager LinkedIn group?  It’s designed to inspire and help you conquer the day-to-day challenges of your workday! We often share resources like this…

10 super-fast insights on strategy

I’m a long time fan of Jessica Hagy of Indexed, and she’s got a new book out, The Art of War Visualized. Imagine the best ever Venn diagrams meet the wisdom of Sun Tzu.

Two resources for you:

First, her Change This manifesto, 10 Lessons on Art and Strategy

Second, her Five Essential books for Stopping and Thinking (a really useful list)

Stop the busy work!

I loved this piece about “two awesome hours” on how to amp up your productivity to 11. The premise is that by creating the right conditions, you can use your two best hours to knock out your Great Work.

But, of course, there’s some pre-work to do.

First, you need to stop thinking that being busy is the equivalent to being productive. Instead we need to create routines based on intentionality. Check out these five strategies to pinpoint your peak performance times and do the work that matters.

Read: Two Awesome Hours: Strategies For Peak Productivity

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