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Kanban: A Universe of Options for Life’s Planning & Organizing Challenges #5

This is the 5th post in a guest series, Kanban: A Universe of Options for Life’s Planning & Organizing Challenges by Nadja Schnetzler. There are all kinds of kanban boards I have created and used in different situations. Here are a few images and … Continue reading

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Kanban: A Universe of Options for Life’s Planning & Organizing Challenges #4

This is the 4th post in a guest series, Kanban: A Universe of Options for Life’s Planning & Organizing Challenges by Nadja Schnetzler. Here are a few kanban boards that were created in trainings with individuals and teams: See the neat illustrations … Continue reading

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Kanban: A Universe of Options for Life’s Planning & Organizing Challenges #3

This is the third post in a guest series, Kanban: A Universe of Options for Life’s Planning & Organizing Challenges by Nadja Schnetzler. In my practice, the following board has presented itself as the best and most simple way for … Continue reading

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Pomodoro and Kanban for Greater Household Throughput

We’ve written before about the Pomodoro technique, which is (at its most simple) dividing your work into 25 minute chunks and having a bit of rest and recap at either end. I use the Pomodoro Daisuki plugin for Chrome for … Continue reading

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The Kaizen Resolution

If you are a typical New Year’s resolver, you’ve just taken on a large, daunting, personal transformation project. You want to lose weight or be nicer or play for the Celtics. Good for you! But if you are also typical … Continue reading

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Just Close It!

Recently I noticed that I have a bad habit. I will go through a Pomodoro which includes a lot of research or interacting with multiple web tools. These all end up becoming tabs in Chrome. After three or four Pomodori, … Continue reading

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What If I Had A Slack Card?

“All things in moderation, including moderation.” ― Mark Twain In yesterday’s post, you may have noticed that we have a “Slack Card” in our Personal Kanban for the day. The problem we, like most people, were having was this: Productivity … Continue reading

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Pomodoro Daisuki–Session Based Personal Kanban and Pomodoro

Today I installed the Pomodoro Daisuki app in Chrome and thought I’d give a quick experience report. So far today, Tonianne and I have run our entire workday using Pomodoro Daisuki. Yes, it has the usual Pomodoro functionality, but some … Continue reading

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WIP: The Kidzban Book

My dad was magical. When I was growing up, he turned everything into a game – studying, yard work, even combatting my fear of the Wicked Witch of the West. “Life should be fun!” he’d insist, invoking his own father’s … Continue reading

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Motivation Through Visualization: Seeing What is Really Important

When we wake up in the morning, we have a pretty good idea what we want to get done that day. To make those daily goals explicit, we created the Today (link) column for Personal Kanban. Our Personal Kanban serves … Continue reading

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