I wish I had an original blog post in me today, but unfortunately, I don’t. So instead, some links to other things I’ve written:
At Fast Company, I’m writing about “How your someday list reveals who you really are and what you really want to do.” Productivity app Any.do allows users to sort tasks into Today, Tomorrow, Upcoming, and Someday buckets. According to their analysis of their most productive users, if you don’t move a Someday task up to a more immediate list within 6 weeks, chances are you’ll never do it. This piece looks at what you can learn from that.
Also at Fast Company, I’m writing about “How to manage a flexible workforce, and make sure work-at-home employees keep innovating.” I interview Jennifer Owens, editorial director of Working Mother magazine, about how she manages teams that have a fair amount of control over their own schedules. As she puts it, she never wants for new ideas. It’s possible to be innovative even if you’re not at the office.
At Fortune, I’m writing about “What’s an MBA for, anyway?” In 1950, management guru Peter Drucker wrote a feature for Fortune about the rise of the MBA, and what it meant for business. I look back on this piece 63 years later and talk about what has changed, and what has not.