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Christine Joy Leal

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Christine Joy Leal, Writer at Kanban Zone

About Christine Joy Leal

Christine Joy Leal is an experienced freelance writer and content manager, a happy wife and a mother to two daughters, two dogs and two cats. She loves keeping things in order and enjoys using the Kanban and Agile methodologies to manage all her writing projects, daily tasks, and other personal matters that require efficient organization. Apart from managing her busy content writing career, she also enjoys board and online games, movies, TV shows, and crocheting. She also maintains a blog about her work as a freelance content writer.

How the 5/25 Rule Can Help Improve Your Focus and Success Rate

As humans, we are naturally ambitious. We aim to achieve so many things and we want them fast. But if you are at the point in your life wherein you just keep on listing so many plans and goals but not getting closer to accomplishing them, you might want to rethink your strategies towards success. Sometimes it’s all about knowing what to prioritize when it comes to achieving goals. To help you narrow down your priorities, why not try the 5/25 rule? What

By |2022-12-06T14:59:47-07:00September 15th, 2021|Kanban, Kanban Board, Personal Kanban|

How to Amplify Your Intrinsic Motivation to Learn

Learning has always been a part of human evolution. It is a part of our nature as humans that our capacity to learn new things can impact the way we thrive and continuously improve. But in the same way that we view learning to be easy and natural, it can also be very challenging, to a point that we might feel demotivated, distracted or altogether disinterested in learning something new. Be it math, knitting, driving, painting, or even memorizing the lines of a

By |2022-12-06T15:35:15-07:00July 9th, 2021|Kaizen, Kanban Board|

3 Practices to Help You Adopt an Antifragile Mindset

We all dread the idea of losing something important in our lives. Maybe it’s our career, money, relationship, business or anything else that we value so much. In one way or another, we’ve all experienced that moment of fear -- the fear of losing or failing. But did you know that when facing our fears, we can be one of the following: someone who’s fragile, some who’s resilient or someone who has an antifragile mindset. If you are someone who looks your fear

By |2022-12-06T15:45:19-07:00June 16th, 2021|General|

What are Process Bottlenecks and How to Manage Them

All organizations aim to achieve a flawless process flow. This is one reason why we have so many project management trends and approaches available. It’s just a matter of choosing one that works for your team. But no matter how you manage your project, there might have been times when you’ve encountered a problem. Maybe one of the team members was not available to complete his tasks, which caused delays to some processes and a backlog has built up. This only means one

Improve Your Productivity with the 4 Fs of Flow

Do you remember the last time that you got so focused on a task that you've already lost track of time? Maybe it was something that you enjoyed doing or was very eager to complete that you didn't notice that hours have already gone by while you were on it. Maybe it was when you were writing a blog, painting or drawing a portrait, baking some pastries, or maybe even doing some handicrafts. You might have not realized it, but those were the

By |2022-12-06T16:08:36-07:00May 5th, 2021|Kanban, Kanban Board, Pomodoro, Process Flow|

Takt Time: What is it and Why is it Important?

In business, we consider time as a very important commodity. To improve your productivity, optimizing the use of your time is essential. When it comes to understanding your team’s capacity to deliver products continuously, you need to know how to measure the amount of time spent on creating each product. This is what Takt time is. Need more clarity on what is takt time and why it’s important? Read on to find out more. What is Takt Time? Takt time is a fundamental

By |2022-12-06T16:13:40-07:00April 27th, 2021|Agile, Lean Thinking, Manufacturing management|

The Formula to Finding Purpose: How to Find Your Ikigai

In our everyday life, we have constantly strived to find the perfect balance of happiness, purpose and success. While some might have easily found that balance, others are still working on it. On times when you have done some self introspection, have you ever wondered where your life is headed? What is your purpose in life? What is the source of your happiness and contentment? Figuring out the right path towards your happiness and success can sometimes feel like solving a puzzle. But

By |2022-12-06T15:46:55-07:00April 9th, 2021|General|

How to Implement Hansei to Encourage Self Improvement

Ever since we were young, we have always been taught that self improvement is essential. We need it to grow, mature, survive and thrive. We are naturally improving in one way or another. But if we want to align our path to self improvement towards our personal and professional goals, it’s important to first reflect on how we have grown and what we have done in the past, especially our mistakes or areas for improvement. This is where hansei comes in. But what

By |2022-12-06T17:29:03-07:00March 30th, 2021|General, Kaizen|

How to Break Down Tasks into Smaller Ones

In one way or another, we have all been to a point when we have to accomplish a task that is so large, it’s overwhelming. It can be for work or something personal, but the fact is facing a huge task will need more than just working on it. It’s like conquering your own Goliath. But before you defeat your very own giant, you will need to plan every step, every move. If you are to look closely at the huge task ahead

By |2022-12-07T13:30:29-07:00January 28th, 2021|Kanban, Kanban Board, Kanban Card, Project Management|

8 Ways to Improve Your Focus and Productivity at Work

Let’s face it. There will always be days when we just can’t be as productive as we might have to be. There will be days when we don’t know how to stay focused on accomplishing tasks, and it’s okay. But when it comes to work, you will need to figure out how to be more productive. Many successful people have their own way of focusing on their tasks until completion, which helps them become the accomplished persons they are now. If you want

By |2022-12-07T13:43:54-07:00January 7th, 2021|Kanban, Kanban Board|