Does it seem like all you do everyday is manage your e-mail? How does one stay focused and productive with this constant onslaught of tempting interuptions?
I just "googled" an excellent site, www.davecheong.com, with a number of interesting blog entries. Derivatives of his recommendations include:
This model, developed in the 1970's, asks 7 questions of the leader to help them decide how best to involve their staff in the decision-making process from autocratic through consultative to group-based.
For detailed links : vroom-yetton-jago-normative-leadership-decision-model
Check out this excellent website http://Litemind.com and make sure you get and read the ebook, "The Very Best of Litemind" run by Luciano Passuello. It has ideas on brainstorming, creative thinking, problem solving, productivity and memorizing to name just a few.