One of my favourite tools in my home office is my whiteboard. Today, I want to talk about how I use a whiteboard to keep track of writing projects.
Focus is a skill you can learn, and there are some basic steps that can get you started. If you are supervising or advising someone who struggles with focus, you will also find this advice useful.
It will be no surprise to anyone that I hear a lot of writing advice—some good, some less helpful. But some of it is just literally untrue, and yet the myths are so pervasive that people believe they are terrible writers because they are not following that advice.
How do you differentiate between work that is hard because it’s complex and challenging, vs work that requires a large volume of labour?
People often think hobbies are for kids, or retired people; for people who have holidays that aren’t really conference travel, … More
There is an important aspect of feedback that you may be ignoring… and that is accepting positive feedback.
We are still having discourse about who should be productive, who doesn’t need to be productive, how to be productive in the plague times, and it’s all very confusing. While there are some Objectively Bad Takes, there are also just a lot of conflicting views that are mostly confusing because they all assume we know what productivity is and what it looks like… and I’m really not sure we do.
Just popping into the blog to say that Level Up your Essays, the new book with Inger and Shaun, is … More
A couple of weeks ago, I actually did that thing on a Monday where you look at all your emails, … More
So often people talk about ‘boundaries’ like they are unfortunate, negative, limitations. ‘Having boundaries’ is all about saying ‘no’ and … More