Email Jail! The Dirty Little Secret. How much time do you spend there? Is it time to get bailed out? Click "more" for the keys.
Flexicute? Okay, so we invented a word, but events are so fluid in today’s work environment that we have to learn to change, adapt, and shift our focus. Click "more" to see what we mean.
In Today’s Environment, Saying No Is an Instant Time-Saver Learn how from time management expert Mark Woods' book: "Attack Your Day"
Many people complain about too many interruptions in a day. Most who do seldom have an advance strategy for minimizing interruptions. Learn how to create one. Click more.
There’s an old Chinese proverb that says, “The palest ink is better than the best memory.” See how knowing this can help you stay organized. Click on more
Planned spontaneity is an oxymoron but it works. Spontaneity enriches any activity that would otherwise be more mundane. Here's an idea ....
Like financial debt, too much time-debt can be a heavy burden to bear. You get yourself into time-debt by saying “yes” to too many future commitments. Learn how to say "no".
A bucket is used for collecting and carrying things. Personal time management tools are actually buckets where you collect, carry, and track information. Learn how to organize them more effectively.
DO YOU RUN OUT OF ENERGY BEFORE YOU RUN OUT OF ACTION LIST? Read "more" to learn what to do.
Ever notice how a two- or three-minute conflict with another person can drain more energy from your system than a full day’s work? Click more to attack this time-wasting problem.
When you buy a boat, a summer home, or any number of material possessions, you always know what it will cost in dollars. How often do you stop to consider the cost of TIME? Click more for the rest.
KNOW SOMEBODY WHO SPINS HIS OR HER WHEELS AT WORK? They are on the slippery slope of indecisiveness. Click more to avoid this time waster.
AVOID THE RICOCHET EFFECT AND STAY ON TASK.The ricochet effect is the human tendency to lose focus after an interruption. Interruptions break our continuity of thought. Click more for the cure.
We all face situations from time to time that can cause us to be late for meetings and appointments. Chronic tardiness, however, can diminish our professional reputation. Click more to fix it.
WANT A QUANTUM JUMP IN PRODUCTIVITY? Rationalization and procrastination are two personal habits that become barriers to getting things done. They are hard to break, but easy to replace. Click more.
It is easy to overlook certain time traps. They are patterns of using time that provide no positive return. To become aware of time traps, take a careful look at your habitual patterns. Click more.
Rationalization is an attempt to justify inappropriate action or inaction. Sometimes people see it as a friend because it can help protect self-esteem. Click to get out of the choke hold it creates.
An activity is the basic unit of our life’s design.Results are determined by the activities we choose and how we arrange to get them done.How well do you choose? Click to learn how to choose.
ARE YOU GUILTY OF GUILT? There’s a work-life integration stumbling block for some people. It is known as “SIGS”, or Self-Imposed Guilt Syndrome. Click to learn more.
FACING A DIFFICULT WORK-LIFE CHOICE? In the process of developing a career, we make crucial work-life decisions - click on "more" to read how to do it more easily.
When having a one-on-one meeting with somebody it is often a good idea to meet in their office. There are several reasons for this. Click more for the full story.
If you have interruptions, you probably have a job and that’s good. Learn here how to separate necessary and unnecessary interruptions by asking yourself the filter question.
It’s often said that the biggest waste of time is doing something well that needn’t be done at all. Here are two questions that can help you save time.
BUILD A “RESULTS LIST” – NOT A “TO-DO LIST” A to-do list connotes procrastination because it’s only a list of intentions. To be effective, build a “results list” at the beginning of ea
Do you get stressed waiting in lines? Or, maybe traffic congestion is driving you crazy. Try counter-point time management. It’s simple!
NOT ENOUGH TIME FOR YOU? PAY YOURSELF FIRST. We have to take care of ourselves to serve effectively. Try this plan.
ACCELERATE YOUR PERSONAL PRODUCTIVITY. Use blank spaces of time well. A blank space of time is any amount of time in which you are waiting, don't let it go to waste. Click more to see how.
Try this. First, gain control of the conversation. Then interrupt yourself. See how easy it can be.
Some will agree the best time to plan your day is early in the morning. Others say the best time to plan is the night before because you’re under less pressure. What do the experts say?
We can’t make time speed up and we can’t make time slow down. We can, however, go faster than time. See how, read more.
Most people who are consistently overwhelmed are often attempting to do too much. They do not delegate. They allow too many interruptions. Find out why and what to do about it. (Read more)
There is not only more to do these days but more to remember. When your mind is cluttered with things you are trying to remember, it’s not as free to focus on vital work activities. (Read more)