Build the Business of Your Dreams
By Andy Parkinson, on Thursday, February 24th, 2011
Productivity is how I get things done. If I’m managing other people, I can specify how we get things done together, but I can’t extend that over their entire lives. They have to work that out for themselves.
Spoken like a man who has spent many years managing others.
New managers try to micromanage methods and details. I certainly did, and it made the first couple years painful for everyone. Experienced managers manage results and only consider details or methods when results are not being met.
There is this new web app currently in beta called Flow. Its project management app based on GTD methodologies with an emphasis on delegation. After some spending some time with it, I’ve come to two conclusions:
I prefer simple tools, like Basecamp, where people have a lot of freedom to integrate their tasks with their own ways of getting things done.
[via Randy Murray - You Are Not Responsible For Other People’s Productivity.]
By Andy Parkinson, on Sunday, January 9th, 2011
Some tasks you just shouldn’t be doing yourself, even if you could do it better and faster yourself. By avoiding delegation you are piling up work for yourself that may not be the best use of your time. As a boss you’re the only person who can do Task A. Yet you’re spending your time […]
By Aaron Mahnke, on Tuesday, December 7th, 2010
When it comes to running a successful business, nothing is guaranteed. People search every day for the magic pill, the secret clue that will transform their business and help it burst through the wall between themselves and overnight success. But like everything else in life, there’s no easy way to go about it. It takes […]
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