Tag Archives: creativity

24 Must-Have, Everyday Workhorse Apps

Top 24 apps (logos shown clockwise from 7 o’clock): Timely, Accuweather, Gmail, Podcast Addict, Google Voice, Google Hangouts Dialer, Hiya Caller ID & Block, Google Keep, SimpleMind, MindMeister, Floating Stickies, Google Docs/Sheets/Slides, Wunderlist, Google Maps, Feedly, Puffin, Xodo PDF, FBReader, Pocket, Google Photos, Fast for Facebook, Twilight, Atmosphere

[Many of these apps will help you learn more stuff, consume training content better and generally upgrade your productivity! So while they all aren’t exactly training, many will be a great help in your quest to be a better self-directed learner. Enjoy!]

If you’re like me, your mobile device (phone, tablet, etc.) is loaded with apps. In fact, I’ve just checked and discovered that I’ve got hundreds installed! And that left me wondering, “How many of these things do I need? Which of these do I depend on every day?”

After some reflection, I came up with a list of my “24 must-have, everyday workhorse apps.” And, to the extent that they keep me personally productive, they help me be a better project manager and team member.  Most are FREE or have free versions available. See the complete list with brief descriptions at my WORTH SHARING site.

Worth a Second Look: My 8 Favorite Posts from 2016

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Check out the FREE INFOGRAPHICS, PROJECT MANAGEMENT TRAINING MATERIALS, AND MUCH MORE from these 2016 posts!

Got time off? Relax and re-energize with free books, magazines & podcasts!

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Got workaholic tendencies? Then maybe it’s time to take a break! Whether you’re vacationing or simply enjoying a day at the beach, these link-filled articles can help you connect with some great tools & media that will help you shift gears, re-energize and maybe even reclaim that long-lost enthusiasm.

 

Worth a Second Look: My 10 Favorite Articles & Videos from 2015

Check out these highlights from my 2015 publications!

Check out these highlights from my 2015 publications!

Worth Sharing: Essays & Tools to Help Project Managers & Their Teams

[Caveat: This is my book! So there is (duh!) some conflict of interest in my recommending it to you! However, I honestly believe it’s full of good stuff that any self-directed learner can use to develop project management (PM) skills & insights. And since it’s FREE to read all 300 pages online, what do you have to lose?! — Mike Greer, owner/editor of this blog.]

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Just published! My new book, Worth Sharing: Essays & Tools to Help Project Managers & Their Teams, is a 300 page eclectic compilation of practical PM tools, thought-provoking PM essays and suggestions for helping individual project managers and their teams stay sane while delivering good quality finished products. It consists of 54 Chapters and hundreds of live links to additional PM resources. Most of the chapters were originally published as blog posts through my websites and have never before been released in book form. (See http://worth-sharing.net for info on all my websites, blog posts, videos, etc.) A few chapters include some important, classic excerpts from my previous books.

The book is divided into six major Parts, including:

  • Part 1: The Meaning of Project Management (3 Chapters)
  • Part 2: PM Techniques (12 Chapters) 
  • Part 3: Working with Your Team & Maintaining Your Sanity (12 Chapters) 
  • Part 4: Peace of Mind (12 Chapters) 
  • Part 5: PM Leadership and Vision (7 Chapters)
  • Part 6: Of PM Skills and How They Are Acquired (8 Chapters)

You can read the entire book (all 300 pages!) online, for free. And it’s available in paperback & all ebook formats. Get details at my Worth Sharing website!

Train Yourself for a Right Brain Workplace: Part 2, Tools & Training

Topic:  How to distinguish right brain activities from left brain activities; some ways to get practice (i.e., training) using your right brain
Format: Online articles & links to text, graphic, and video training materials
Reviewer/email: Mike G – greers_pm@yahoo.com

In Part 1 we examined why right brain perspectives and abilities are so important in today’s job market, what right brain consciousness really means, and how to begin to quiet your left brain so your right brain can work its magic. In this post, we’re going to examine some tools & training that will help you:

  • Distinguish right brain activities from left brain activities
  • Prepare to support your right brain’s inherent creativity
  • Get started exercising & training your right brain

Guidespot.com Blog Post: Right Brain versus Left Brain

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Train Yourself for a Right Brain Workplace: Part 1, Background

Topic:  Why right brain perspectives & abilities are so important in today’s job market; what right brain consciousness really means, and how to begin to quiet your left brain so your right brain can work its magic
Format: Video and audio downloads (MP3s & Podcasts)
Reviewer/email: Mike G – greers_pm@yahoo.com

“The last few decades have belonged to a certain kind of person with a certain kind of mind—computer programmers who could crank code, lawyers who could craft contracts, MBAs who could crunch numbers. But the keys to the kingdom are changing hands. The future belongs to a very different kind of person with a very different kind of mind—creators and empathizers, pattern recognizers, and meaning makers. These people—artists, inventors, designers, storytellers, caregivers, consolers, big picture thinkers—will now reap society’s richest rewards and share its greatest joys.” — From Daniel Pink in A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future


In this post, I’m going to share some ways you can learn more about your so-called “right brain” and why it’s so important to your job security (and your career) to develop your right brain perspectives and abilities. In addition, I’ll share links to some great interviews from Oprah’s Soul Series that shed much light on these issues.

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