Schedule Meeting Margins [...]

> The key is that you’re not extending the time of the meeting itself. That is, you still attend the meeting for the originally proposed time. The extra 50% on your calendar is a meeting margin protected for your own personal use....

 

The Garden and the Stream [...]

Social media as we have experienced it is often about building an agenda, generally not about building understanding. The overwhelming stream affords surface understanding, whereas cultivating a personal (but public) knowledge space can help us take a more measured, deeper approach to understanding. Connecting dots and building understanding of an issue either takes...

 

The Deep Discussion Strategy [...]

If deep work is going to be a realistic possibility in the modern "knowledge worker" office, leadership has to stand behind the idea. > > I suggest in my book that employees interested in depth should discuss the topic with their boss. In more detail, during this respectful conversation you should try to accomplish the following: > > Explain the concepts...