From HBR How to Actually Start the Task You’ve Been Avoiding
There’s the shiny, confident exterior you show the world, but at the end of the day, when you’re alone with your thoughts, what do they say to you? Executive coach and Stanford MBA Shirzad Chamine asked more than 100 CEOs at a seminar this question, which they answered anonymously on flashcards. Chamine has spent the majority of his career trying to understand the drivers behind our most critical thoughts and whether it’s possible to escape them. Over time, he developed an analogy of how the
New research by Szu-chi Huang, assistant professor of marketing at Stanford Graduate School of Business, finds that while people benefit from concentrating on small “sub-goals” in the early stages of a pursuit, they should focus instead on the larger objective in the late stagesFocus on Small Steps First, Then Shift to the Larger GoalResearch shows that incremental achievements are good early motivators, but their effect wanes as the finish line nears.
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KanbanFlow is a web based tool for project management. The methodology of KanbanFlow is drawn from the Japanese "kanban" system. It uses customizable columns and "cards" to visually represent both the tasks and the workflow of a project and to provide an overview of the situation at hand, and each card can have checklists and other details. KanbanFlow is freely available and works on any internet browser.