Category: Productivity

6 Reasons You Should Keep a Master Purchase List

If you’re in any leadership role, you’re eventually going to be handed a budget or a credit card or a checkbook (kids: ask your parents) and told to go on a shopping spree. Whether it’s...

Getting to Inbox Zero…With Multiple Inboxes

I’m a fan of inbox zero. I believe that you should get to inbox zero or get out of the ministry. I’ve shared tips to slay your inbox. But just as physical inboxes were mostly...

What If Our Commute is a Gift of Time?

I have a 25 minute drive to and from work. On this morning’s drive in, my brain drifted to the current work patterns of government workers in a war-torn country (because that’s what my brain...

Get Focus(ed)

Like many of you, I am easily distracted by bright and shiny thi- SQUIRREL! And like many of you, the iDevice is one of the most common offenders. It’s a double-edged sword, because there are...

How I Use Asana for Event Templates

In a recent post I sang the praises of Asana, our team’s task and project management system. In that post, I mentioned that one of my favorite features is the ability to use templates as...

Do You Know Your Chronotype?

Here on the blog, I’ll occasionally dip a toe into a topic that’s far too deep for me to talk about intelligently. That’s certainly the case with today’s productivity tip du jour, so I’ll lean...

Do You Like the Work, Or Working on the Work?

Not long ago I did a deep dive into Asana, a project and task tracking tool that our staff is utilizing more and more. If you’re a checklist nerd like I am, Asana is our...

Contributing Units vs. True Community

Productivity dictates that we pay attention to the life cycle of the organization. Efficiency demands that we never let our leadership pipeline run dry. Fiscal responsibility decrees that x number of people in seats translates...

How a Room Setup Template Can Save Your Sanity

If you use the same room for similar purposes (worship, meetings, events, etc.), you know the micro-frustration of trying to maximize the space: “How can we fit x chairs in x square footage?” “How did...

Let Love for Others Drive Your Productivity

We all face the temptation to pit people against productivity. “I could get a lot more work done if I didn’t have to attend all of these meetings.” “I can’t finish this project because people...

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