Productivity Ninja

The Productivity Ninja® programs are designed to bring clarity, confidence and control to our working lives. In so doing we finish our working day feeling fulfilled, satisfied and content rather than anxious, overwhelmed and unsure. The programs achieve this by helping participants develop workable systems and effective approaches to work that structure their work productively and ensure a smooth and successful workflow.

Online Programs

The Productivity Ninja’s Guide to Working From Home

The Way of the Productivity Ninja

Leading Remote Teams

Face-to-Face Programs

How to Be a Productivity Ninja

Getting Your Inbox to Zero

Email Etiquette

Online Programs

The Way of the Productivity Ninja

A 90-minute online, energetic combination of presentation, group discussion and individual action planning. You’ll learn the nine characteristics of the Productivity Ninja to improve focus and combat being overwhelmed. You will walk away with specific changes and tactics to improve personal productivity and wellbeing as well as productivity boosting tips and tricks from the simplest techniques to the fanciest new apps. It is ideal for teams and large groups.

Leading Remote Teams

This 2-hour online workshop provides inspiration, ideas and tools to assist leading a high performing team when the focus shifts to remote working. Learn why culture matters more, not less, when people work from home and how to lead and look after people during periods of change or uncertainty. You leave with ideas of how to create or recreate the social rituals and interactions that help bind and motivate teams and promote wellbeing. You’ll find out how to be agile and resilient when plans and circumstances change quickly. You’ll also identify and act upon the opportunities that remote working brings, as well as how to deal with the threats. Ideally, you’ll end up creating a communications manifesto with your team.

The Productivity Ninja’s Guide To Working From Home

This online 90-minute combination of presentation, group discussion and individual action planning. It is full of productivity boosting ideas from the simplest techniques to the fanciest new apps. You’ll identify specific changes and tactics to improve personal productivity and well-being while dealing with the challenges of isolation and collaboration. You’ll walk away with mindset shifts to help manage work/personal/family balance.

Face-to-Face Programs

How to Be a Productivity Ninja

This is the Productivity Ninja flagship program. It is a 6-hour in-house program based on Graham Allcott’s best-selling book, ‘How to Be a Productivity Ninja’. The program is designed to bring clarity, confidence and control to our working lives that are bombarded by demands from an ever-increasing stream of demands from multiple of channels. We can never address them all so we need a system to choose wisely and efficiently.  In so doing we finish our working day feeling fulfilled, satisfied and content, rather than anxious, overwhelmed and unsure.

The program achieves this by helping participants develop:

  • a workable system to structure work productively, and
  • an effective approach to work that ensures a smooth and successful workflow.

The key elements of the program are:

  • identification of current productivity and well-being challenges,
  • attention (not time) management,
  • boss thinking versus worker thinking,
  • good work versus everything else,
  • the CORD productivity tool, and
  • outsourcing to a second brain.

The program can be run for an individual through a coaching framework or for a group who can co-create, support and enable a system and approach that becomes part of their culture. Individuals benefit from less stress, a greater sense of calm and higher levels of achievement. The organisation benefits from greater productivity, a happier workforce, better decision making and more efficient and effective communication.

There are a number of smaller separate programs also offered under Productivity Ninja®.

Email Etiquette

This 3-hour practical workshop results in you sending and receiving fewer emails, ensuring the ones that are sent are clear, concise and action-focused. You’ll walk away with Productivity Ninja tips, tricks and tactics for improving emails – both individually and as teams. As a team with practical commitments for better email practices and culture, you will have as a team, an ‘Email Manifesto’. This is a valuable piece of output from the workshop to which the whole team has contributed. It can be a foundation conversation leading to a Team Charter.

Getting Your Inbox to Zero

This 3-hour workshop addresses the common problem of having thousands of emails and only a few that really matter – those few we call ‘goldmines’ and ‘landmines’. Buried amongst all the others, these can create an underlying level of stress. We help you get your inbox to zero on the day, and show you how to keep it there while retaining the important emails to be processed calmly and systematically.