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Productivity

57 Habits of Highly Effective Gmail Users (CollegeDegrees.com)
August 5, 2008 By Katy Whitton

I recieved an email recently pointing me in the direction of CollegeDegree.com and an article they’ve recently published on the 57 habits of highly successdul Gmail users. The list is highly comprehensive an covers a wide range of tips and techniques for productive use of Gmail. Here are some of my personal favourites: 1. Use […] … Read Article »

Psychology & Communication

7 Habits [2008] : An Overview
August 5, 2008 By Katy Whitton

Welcome to the first post in the 7 Habits of Of Highly Effective People series. In this introductory post we introduce you to the concepts of the 7 Habits and what you can expect to cover on your journey to being a better communicator and person. … Read Article »

Productivity

Moleskine VS PDA – how to decide?
August 5, 2008 By Katy Whitton

I’ve been toying with the idea recently of going back to use my PDA again for calendar and task management. I know, I know! I’ve long been a staunch supporter of using Moleskine’s for managing my tasks, and my phone for managing my calendar but it’s starting to get a bit too complicated for my […] … Read Article »

Websites

Review: Who Does – Web based project management
August 5, 2008 By Katy Whitton

Update: It looks Like Who Does is no longer available. Check out some Online Project Management Systems here.   I recently received an email asking me to look into a new service called “Who Does2.0” (yes, it has 2.0 in the title and a funky URL but bear with me!) Who Does is a web-based […] … Read Article »

Tech Gear

Review: Sound Asleep Pillow
August 4, 2008 By Katy Whitton

I saw a pillow on The Gadget Show recenty that was part of a mega prize package and it caught my eye. “Why are they giving away a pillow on a gadget show?” I thought to myself so I did a little Google and found that the “Sound Asleep Pillow” contains a small speaker so […] … Read Article »

Productivity

Hide Desktop Distractions with Doodim
August 4, 2008 By Katy Whitton

I thought I’d share a nifty little Mac program with you all that allows you to elimiate desktop distractions and helps you to focus on what you’re working on. Doodim is a freeware application that hides all of the rubbish on your desktop and other open windows to allow you to concentrate on the task […] … Read Article »

Blogging & Business

Free eBook: The Zen Of Blogging
August 4, 2008 By Katy Whitton

I’ve written a few times in the past about blogs and blogging in general but Hunter Nuttall has gone one better and released a free ebook called “The Zen of blogging“. From the book: “There is no blog! A blog has no inherent value; it’s just a medium for conveying value from one person to […] … Read Article »

Motivation

Four in Ten employees are thinking of quitting their jobs
August 4, 2008 By Katy Whitton

There’s an article on the BBC website today stating that more than four in ten UK employees are considering quitting their job in the next year. That’s a staggering amount of people that are thinking about moving jobs – especially in the current uncertain economic climate. The main cause for all this dissatisfaction? A lack […] … Read Article »

Productivity

GTD: Projects and Duplicate Actions and how to avoid them
August 4, 2008 By Katy Whitton

I had an email from a reader recently (yes, I have at least one!) regarding my paper based system and how I deal with managing projects/actions in order to avoid duplication across lists (e.g have an action assigned to a project list and then having the same action written on a context list). I thought […] … Read Article »