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bio website infosecfrog.blogspot.com
location Scotland, United Kingdom
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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.


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comment Choosing the right place for productivity during Chirstmas period?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is not about personal productivity as defined in the site scope. You are asking us to make a basic decision for you, which in reality seems to be down to your preferences and family interaction.
Dec
16
comment Issue with pinky finger when typing
This question appears to be off-topic - this is more to do with physical attributes than productivity
Dec
16
comment How to change my negative thoughts into positive ones?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is not about personal productivity as per our site scope.
Dec
15
comment How to organize life? A bunch of specific details
As Alex and THelper have stated. Ask the questions separately, and forget about all that background - it makes it impossible to read. Alex has also pointed you in the direction of some useful posts - the search facility works okay here. Closing.
Dec
15
comment How to organize studies for HS Physics with only three days left (and nothing yet learned)?
This is really not a productivity question. If you have left it too late, there isn't much you can do without a time machine. This site is in a position to provide guidance on stopping procrastination and working effectively - but not after the fact. That said, there is a dupe that is currently open, so I'll close this as a dupe.
Dec
15
comment Stop shouting during sleep
Your question is 100% off topic. You have asked how to stop shouting in your sleep. This may be medical or psychological, or possibly connected with lifestyle. Please read the site scope.
Dec
11
comment Is there any scientific evidence to show that 1 full day a week or 1 hour a day is more effective for learning?
I was going to close as opinion based - as it really is. Both techniques work for some people. But that means it is a dupe in pretty much every respect.
Dec
3
comment Tips for a Bi-polar disorder patient?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is not about productivity. Medical or lifestyle guidance are likely to be mroe useful to you.
Dec
3
comment Stop shouting during sleep
This question appears to be off-topic because it is not about personal productivity as per our scope
Dec
2
comment Reducing mess - ideas from the Personal Productivity world?
Excellent answer - this concept of incremental improvement is at the heart of many performance improvement programmes.
Nov
23
comment I am motivated and pumped up when I'm around people, but when I'm alone, I could care less. How do I keep the energy going?
It would be helpful if you explained why those websites can be helpful
Nov
3
comment Trouble focussing during one on one classes
Hi Tanya, this is not on topic here. Jan's comment was brief, but valid - you should visit someone who can diagnose this.
Oct
27
comment How to change my negative thoughts into positive ones?
I'd have to agree with THelper here. This is a much bigger issue than a personal productivity one that folks on a website can advise on. Counselling for you both is likely to help.
Oct
21
comment How to “do it now”?
what - that first link THelper posted is exactly applicable. Read the answers there. There are no tricks - you just need to identify when you are procrastinating, and stop it.
Oct
14
comment How to be productive on publishing scientific papers?
I'm not sure this will work either, but is much closer to answerable, so I have reopened
Oct
14
comment How to be productive on publishing scientific papers?
Comparing all the folks I know who submitted papers for PHD, some waited until deadlines, some worked constantly throughout the year, some worked in mornings, some were most productive when working internships, others when relaxing in the country. This is the problem with questions that ask for something definite - publishing papers isn't anything special, it's the same as many other forms of work. Suddenly trying to fit a years worth of work into a month doesn't work, so there isn't a way to show you a productivity trick that will suddenly get you there.
Oct
14
comment Self-hosted Evernote alternative?
Yep - same Marius. Edited a disclosure. Would be good if he could add info about it though
Oct
14
comment Reminder services: do they exist?
There are many life coaching services. I really wouldn't class this as life coaching though. Trying to think of a term that would help you search, and I'm coming up blank. It's almost hand-holding or nannying.
Oct
13
comment Knowing I want to accomplish something but feeling like I don't want to
A lot of these things do come down to that. I often find with new members of my team that until they have been pushed they don't know just how much they can achieve. Practicing difficult things often makes them easier.
Oct
13
comment Knowing I want to accomplish something but feeling like I don't want to
Actually, that is worth popping in here. I've mentioned it before and on my latest meta question. I'll edit it in. Thanks.