Productivity

How to Organize Your Thoughts Before Writing

Putting pen to paper (or your fingers to the keyboard) can be intimidating. One of the hardest parts is knowing where to start and, once you’ve cleared that hurdle, it ... Read more

From Academia to the Workplace: Develop Your Style

In From Academia to the Workplace: Consider Your Diction, I introduced the disconnect between writing for professors in academia and writing for the workplace. I cautioned you to think carefully ... Read more

From Academia to the Workplace: Consider Your Diction

Besides going to classes, completing projects, and teaching undergrads, one of the most important jobs of a graduate student is preparing for the workforce. After all, that’s what all those ... Read more

Knowing vs. Understanding: Why Speaking Last is Smart

Most people want to advance in their careers. Most people want to be seen as competent, someone who can express both problems and answers. To do that, we need to ... Read more

Conquer Writer’s Block: How to Find a New Angle

Stuck, uninspired, unmotivated, feeling stale? Is writing that mid-project summary report feeling like a pending dental appointment? Are you staring at data wondering how to make it sound more interesting ... Read more

Digging Deep with Critical Thinking Skills

We know that asking questions can increase the level of common sense in our organizations and workplaces. This puts a lot of pressure on the kinds of questions we ask. ... Read more

If Common Sense isn’t so “Common”, What Can We Do About It?

We’ve all heard the rhetoric: common sense just isn’t as common as it used to be. Could this actually be true? And if so, what effect is it having in ... Read more

Twitter Becomes Tactical When You Use Lists to Curate Information

Do you use Twitter to find interesting information? When you started, do you remember wondering how you were ever going to keep up? Is it now difficult to sort through ... Read more

Which Hat Are You Wearing When You Research?

After many, many hours spent reading, reviewing and critically evaluating material that is relevant to our jobs — and our lives — this is what we have learned. We know ... Read more

11 Reasons Why You Need GreyLit

Attention frontline health practitioners and all health professionals balancing on the tightrope between care provision and administration. You have a passion to help people. So you spent time learning a ... Read more

Productivity Resources

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Learn "why and how" to be more curious about your progress and decision making.

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Persuasive Report Writing Made Easy (1)

quick reference sheet

The right words will evoke emotion and trigger curiosity. They will make reading your report an enjoyable experience.

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read or reject ebook

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A process to help you make informed decisions about what to read... or reject. Inside you'll also find a handy quick reference sheet.

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