Writing emails with military precision makes them highly effective and more likely to get the response you need quickly.Use a Keyword in Your Subject LineThe first thing your recipient sees of your email, whether it's on a desktop computer, a mobile device or even in a notification, is your subject line. Use a keyword that states the purpose of the email. For … [Read more...] about Using Email with Military Precision
Productivity Blog Posts
Productivity blog posts to equip you for personal effectiveness, especially in Christian ministry.
These productivity blog posts often focus on small changes in habits that can make a big difference to your personal effectiveness.
In these productivity blogs, I aim to provide you with tips that will help you get more quality work done and to reduce the amount of time you spend on unnecessary tasks.
There are productivity blog posts to help you set short term and long term goals, as well as deal with your daily to-do list, helping you to plan your time so that work on your most important priorities.
There are articles that deal with the art of delegating well, so that others benefit from increased responsibility, and you are freed to focus on what only you can do.
There are lots of productivity blog posts on how to reduce distractions, a big productivity killer in the workplace today. Learn how to leverage technology and engage with social media in ways that don't leave you unfocused on and unengaged with the important work you have at hand.
Some of the productivity blog posts deal with discovering the best tools for a job, whether it's managing tasks, planning your schedule, or dealing with things like email.
If you want to increase your personal effectiveness, then why not check out these productivity blog posts and try out a few of the tips and see if you can enjoy the benefits.
All leaders struggle with procrastination on occasion. Here are 5 proven ways to beat it.Move AroundOne of my most important triggers for procrastinating is a lack of energy. I've found that I am most likely to procrastinate when I've been stuck in the office at my desk all day. The best way I have found of combating this is to move around regularly during the day. … [Read more...] about Leaders and Procrastination: 5 Ways to Beat It
Journaling helps us think more clearly, learn more deeply, manage stress and align action with our goals. Journaling for productivity is an important tool.Great Leaders Keep a JournalAs a leader, have you ever considered journaling? Perhaps you feel writing out the events of the day and how you feel about them is just too fluffy, too New Age? But I'm reminded that … [Read more...] about Journaling for Productivity
When it comes to the pastor and time management, if you are a "people person" you need more time management, not less.A People Person Cannot Time ManageOne of the biggest pushbacks I get when it comes to the pastor and time management, is those who say, "I'm a people person. I have to be available to them, and that means I can't manage my time".I understand … [Read more...] about Pastor and Time Management: People Person = More Time Management
How you choose to spend your time today has a price. For every one of the 1,440 minutes you spend doing one thing, will be one less on something else.A Cost to Every DecisionEvery time you spend your time on something, you give a piece of your life away. You will never get that time back. Your decisions about how you choose to spend your time come with a price tag. … [Read more...] about How You Choose to Spend Your Time has a Price
Are you feeling the Christmas stress in ministry already? Here are three things to stop doing immediately to win back time.Number of Tasks v Number of HoursFor most pastors and church leaders, Christmas brings additional tasks. You may be preaching at more services and organising additional community activities such as lunches, winter shelters, … [Read more...] about Christmas Stress in Ministry? Stop!
How do you ensure you have the right priorities in ministry? Use your "yes" to prioritise the most important tasks you do each week.Competing Calls on Your Time As a Christian leader, it is likely you have significant and competing calls on your time. You know your priorities. Based on Ephesians 4:11-13, I believe mine to be equipping my people for the work of ministry, … [Read more...] about Using “Yes” to Match Your Priorities in Ministry
Do you ever return from a fabulously relaxing and refreshing holiday to the dreaded inbox with a backlog that's grown whilst you've been away? Are you using your out of office holiday message to ensure your productivity doesn't stall in the first few hours after you return?Here's how I try to beat the backlog with my out of office holiday message: 1. Preparation is … [Read more...] about How to Beat the Holiday Email Backlog
Are you overwhelmed by email? Over the past twenty years, email has become a staple way for us to communicate. But many of us feel like we're drowning in it. It doesn't have to be this way. Let me throw you eight lifelines that have saved me from drowning in it.1. Check Email Only Twice a Day Normally, I check my emails at around 10:30am and 4:00pm every day. These times … [Read more...] about 8 Ways to Stop Email Dominating Your Work