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bio website infosecfrog.blogspot.com
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I have been managing international teams on global improvement programmes for FTSE and Fortune 100 companies for the last 10 years or so, and have a pretty good grasp on managing productivity from myself and teams of up to 100 - but still loads to learn.

Got my Prince2 foundation, and familiar with it through various public sector contracts.

I am a long term member of Mensa, the high IQ society, and head up two professional bodies in Scotland: ISACA and the Institute of Information Security Professionals.

Have founded two consultancies, and run large teams for two global professional services firms - so have an excellent view of the balance required at both ends.

Tend to look at the bigger picture, rather than the benefits of a specific tool.


Oct
11
comment Planning productive results beyond 1-2 months: systems? SMART goals? Something else?
Yes - you have said you struggle in believing in goals. This leads me to my earlier comment - the problem is not whether goals or systems are better, it's in defining either in such a way that they can achieve things that help you progress.
Oct
11
comment Planning productive results beyond 1-2 months: systems? SMART goals? Something else?
It doesn't matter to me. I focus on goals and do whatever activities take me to those goals. Some goals are activities.
Oct
11
comment Planning productive results beyond 1-2 months: systems? SMART goals? Something else?
This just implies you need to be a bit more realistic about your goals. I just popped some simple, obvious ones in my post as examples. I make sure all my goals are actionable, and have a few layers of stretch to help push me beyond my comfort zone.
Oct
11
reviewed No Action Needed Consistent Productivity
Oct
11
comment What are some critiques of David Allen's GTD system?
The help page does actually list this as off topic, I'll wait to see if any more close votes come along: productivity.stackexchange.com/help/dont-ask
Oct
11
comment How to be more focused while reading and listening?
productivity.stackexchange.com/questions/3733 and productivity.stackexchange.com/questions/4455 already cover this
Oct
11
answered Planning productive results beyond 1-2 months: systems? SMART goals? Something else?
Oct
11
revised Planning productive results beyond 1-2 months: systems? SMART goals? Something else?
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Oct
8
comment Scatter brained, information overload
penguin -please do not use comments to thank people. Just upvote them, and if an answer is best for you, click on the check mark to accept it.
Oct
6
answered Skipping a few chapters to learn others properly?
Oct
3
awarded  Custodian
Oct
3
reviewed Reject Pollen or hay fever season and personal productivity
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
30
reviewed No Action Needed Writing on paper first then digitise to PC
Sep
28
reviewed Needs Improvement How do I Increase my productivity without getting distracted by the things happenned to me in the past?
Sep
28
reviewed Satisfactory Measuring how well we focus?
Sep
28
reviewed Excellent How to handle continuous accumulation of multiple personal projects and goals simultaniously?
Sep
28
reviewed Excellent How to prevent tiredness of last days of a research project
Sep
28
reviewed Satisfactory Tickler system for electronic files - how?
Sep
28
reviewed Satisfactory Should I study a course to maximize information retention or grade? Should I continue to study this way?