What tools or resources do you use to accomplish your work? This is a question that I regularly ask leaders. The initial response is usually, “No one has ever asked me that question.” We often talk about the principles, philosophies and laws of leadership. However, we rarely discuss the tools that leaders use to accomplish the tasks at hand.
I admit, I am obsessive about discovering new tools or resources to accomplish my work. When I use the words, “tools” and “resources,” I am actually referring to the tangible things leaders use every day such as software, electronics, etc.
A skilled craftsman will tell you that when you have the right tool, the job is much easier to accomplish. The same principle holds true when it comes to doing your work as a leader. So, here are a few of the software resources that I use to do my work.
The resource that I use most often is a software program called “Nozbe.” The tagline on the Nozbe website is, “Simply get everything done.” If you manage multiple projects and enjoy making “to do” lists, you will love this resource.
I’m also an ardent user of a software program called “Evernote.” The tagline on the Evernote website is “Remember Everything – Inspiration strikes anywhere. Evernote lets you capture, nurture, and share your ideas across any device.” If you write anything for any reason, Evernote is a fantastic resource that enables you to have everything you write in one place.
The final resource that I use on a regular basis is called “youcanbook.me.” The tagline on the youcanbook.me website is, “Simple online scheduling for your team. Eliminates back and forth emails. Customer bookings straight into your calendar.” I’ve been using this program for about four years. It’s the easiest and cheapest (free) program on the market for setting appointments without the hassle of playing email or phone tag.
So, there you have it. Three outstanding resources that I use every day to accomplish my work. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know the tools and resources that you use to accomplish your work.