Author Archives: Jim Benson

Prioritization: How to Prioritize when there is no Priority (Video One)

Prioritization is stressful. We find ourselves prematurely making value decisions about what to pull and when (right now!) In our Gold Call* this week, one of the attendees asked “How can I prioritize my work when there is no clear … Continue reading

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Do Meetings Go On my Personal Kanban?

What to do with meetings? They happen all the time, they take up time, they sure seem like work. But putting every meeting on a Personal Kanban would be onerous and annoying. (video about this is below) So the answer … Continue reading

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Get Work Done and Stay Healthy

I’ve been watching myself. Asking myself why do I do certain things? Why do I lose track of time? I’ve combined a few regimens that have calmed me down, increased my effectiveness, and made me feel healthier. I’ve created for … Continue reading

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What Was I Just Doing? Zeigarnik Forgetfulness

“What was I just doing?” “What was I just talking about?” How many times have you been happily working away on something, creating value, just a wonderful productive piece of a great masterful universe then … you are interrupted. A … Continue reading

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The Overhead of Overwork

In her post yesterday, Tonianne talked about Limiting Work-in-Progress to help achieve focus. We have to limit our WIP on purpose because we do not limit it naturally. We naturally assume too much work. We naturally overload ourselves. This means … Continue reading

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Personal Kanban Interview – Mixing the Personal and Professional with Meghana and Sameer Bendre

In this interview, Toni and I got to interview two long time Personal Kanban users, Meghana and Sameer Bendre from Atlanta, Georgia. They mixed home and professional use – using PK to manage recovery from surgery, calming nerves in the … Continue reading

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Dealing with Cans of Worms

We are all cursed with “surprises” at work. We come in, sit down, get ready for the day. We select a task to start on and about half way through, it explodes on us. The seemingly simple task now has … Continue reading

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Dave Prior’s Quest for Understanding: A PK Interview

Dave Prior’s interview covers three or four big things. 1. What is our work really? Is it getting things done or is it satisfaction? 2. What is collaboration? 3. Why does Personal Kanban lead to surprising realizations about the impacts … Continue reading

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Personal Kanban and Micromanagement

At one time or another we’ve all lost faith in a process and reacted by wanting to keep track of every detail. We want to make sure it gets done right. We want to make sure that we and others … Continue reading

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It’s About Communication: PK Interview with Trent Hone

Trent Hone uses Personal Kanban to manage teams, to consult, and to help his family get things done. In this interview, Trent talks about how he uses Personal Kanban and what changes its fostered in his family’s stress level, his … Continue reading

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