The 5 most popular posts of 2011

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The 5 most popular posts of 2011

2011 has been an exciting year for myself as well as the Post, and for that I’m grateful. For the benefit of new and old readers alike, here are the five most popular posts of 2011 (along with a small bonus) – I hope they serve you well in the year to come.

 

  1. I hereby challenge you to 10 minutes of quietude. Everybody needs a little quiet every now and then. It’s just too easy to get swept away in the neverending stream of information and mistaking stillness for inaction.
  2. Why putting tasks in your calendar is like driving nails with a wrench. Please, for the love of all that you hold dear, stop using your calendar as a task manager.
  3. Supercharge your productivity with in-task notes. How to handle the info that falls between the cracks properly.
  4. How to beat pressure. 2012 is on. Are you?
  5. Are you unconsciously competent? A glimpse into the underpinnings of why people with different levels of expertise behave the way they do.

 

Bonus

 

I couldn’t resist the temptation to include a post which just barely missed the top 5, but has been climbing the statistics by leaps and bounds recently. It may be that it struck a chord as its date of publication coincides with a time of year where ones focus often shifts to the rearview mirror, or perhaps because it shows that even people who attempt to advice others in matters of productivity take a nosedive off the bandwagon every now and then.

 

Regardless of the reason for its popularity, if you absolutely need to grab yourself by the scruff of your neck and insert a solid dose of self-accountability into your daily routine in 2012, this might just be the ticket.

 

How to really, really, really focus on doing the right thing.

 

Last, but not least: I would like to wish you all a balanced and productive 2012 – may it be a year of progress and contentment.