Finishing Feels Good

Jim BensonPrimers, Product3 Comments

Yes, finishing feels good. When we complete tasks, we feel better than when we have a pile of incompletes just lying around. Incompletion creeps up on us, overloads us, and crushes us. The more we fail to complete our work or realize our goals, the more susceptible we are to hopelessness, doubt, and fear. So … completion would seem to … Read More

Jim BensonFinishing Feels Good

Killing Email Interruptions: Personal Kanban using LeanKit, Gmail, and Zapier

Jim BensonApplications, Expert, Featured, Product5 Comments

Quick intro from Jim Benson: We’ve asked Chris Hefley from Leankit to write a series of posts showing how to integrate tools many of us use everyday with our Personal Kanban. These are fairly technical posts, but also very powerful ones. In this first post, Chris mentions that his aim is to keep his inbox at zero by taking action … Read More

Jim BensonKilling Email Interruptions: Personal Kanban using LeanKit, Gmail, and Zapier

Kaizen Camp: Personal Kanban Conversations Happening Worldwide

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The Kaizen Camp in Seattle was such a success that people around the world and sponsors have requested more and more. So, we’ve launched Kaizen Camp as its own entity. We now have them scheduled for New York, Los Angeles, and Boulder. Tel Aviv, Sydney, Melbourne, and Saigon are in the works. We’re excited to talk about continuous improvement, Personal … Read More

Jim BensonKaizen Camp: Personal Kanban Conversations Happening Worldwide

Kaizen Camp: Seattle–What We Did at Camp

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This year’s Seattle Kaizen Camp was awesome. I loved the range and diversity of the attendees, with people from health care, education, government, software development, and a host of other occupations. We had attendees from college students to C-Level management. We were once again very close to gender parity. And we had people from across the US, as well as … Read More

Jim BensonKaizen Camp: Seattle–What We Did at Camp

Tool Review: KanbanFlow

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About a month ago, I was going on about how you should periodically throw out your Personal Kanban and replace it with a new one. Doing so, I reasoned, would compel you to address the clutter in your Personal Kanban and help you re-evaluate the way you work and the options you face. My friend Simon Marcus took me to … Read More

Jim BensonTool Review: KanbanFlow

Pomodoro Daisuki–Session Based Personal Kanban and Pomodoro

Jim BensonApplications, Product12 Comments

Today I installed the Pomodoro Daisuki app in Chrome and thought I’d give a quick experience report. So far today, Tonianne and I have run our entire workday using Pomodoro Daisuki. Yes, it has the usual Pomodoro functionality, but some extra benefits. As you can see here, it comes with the fastest set up, easiest use cardwall tool I think … Read More

Jim BensonPomodoro Daisuki–Session Based Personal Kanban and Pomodoro

Personal Kanban Interview on Agile Scout

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Agile Scout’s Peter Saddington interviews Jim Benson about Personal Kanban and the release of the book Personal Kanban: Mapping Work | Navigating Life. ASL005 – LIVE with Jim Benson Personal Kanban from Agile Scout on Vimeo.

Jim BensonPersonal Kanban Interview on Agile Scout

Announcing Personal Kanban: Mapping Work | Navigating Life

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We are pleased to announce Jim Benson and Tonianne DeMaria Barry’s new book Personal Kanban: Mapping Work | Navigating Life is available for purchase! And yes, there will be kindle, iBooks, and ePub versions out soon. To read more about the book click here. To purchase the book today click here.

Jim BensonAnnouncing Personal Kanban: Mapping Work | Navigating Life