It’s Time to Drop the Ball, Effectively

by Kristie Burk

We’re now entering a stressful time of year. (Who are we kidding – isn’t the whole school year stressful??)

Do you ever wish that you could replicate yourself just so you could get your work done?

Scott Hanselman, a program manager at Microsoft, has some advice, “Just drop the ball.” Hanselman is going around the country giving excellent advice to people on how they become more effective by doing less.

For example, he talks about how people can scale themselves by waiting to check email and conserving keystrokes. He stresses the importance of spending time thinking about the work you need to be doing, reserving Fridays for reflection (our Food for Thought Friday articles should come in handy for that!) and trying the Pomodoro method.

Take the time today to read the article “How to Scale Yourself and Get More Done Than You Thought Possible” or watch an excerpt of his talk from Youtube.

I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised at what he has to say!



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