This is a guest post by Shawn Hartwell. Shawn is the author of his personal blog where he writes about customer experience, the importance of happy people in modern business, and shares his observations on life.
Leaders are not created equally, nor is the team that results from their different styles of leadership.
There are a number of pitfalls that the majority of team leaders fall into that cause time to be wasted in organizations.
Many teams are proud of their ability to get things done, but are they as effective as they could be?
How many todo lists do you keep?
(You do have one, right?)
While it’s important to keep a todo list, it’s equally important that you keep only one list.
Just the word makes many people shiver.
Email has become a scourge in many workplaces.
Too many emails flooding your inbox, poorly written notes, and senseless Reply-All copies.
The good news is that email can be a productive tool if you follow some common sense tactics.
Is your desk clean, right now?
Would it be something you would want your boss (or team members) to see?
It is easier than you think to keep your area clean and tidy.
The simplest way to keep your workspace in order is to practice the ABC method of organization.
“I don’t have time for time management.”
I hear this excuse often from those who aren’t taking control of their time and life.
Instead, they use the “too busy” excuse to put off getting organized and being more productive in their daily activities.
If this is you, today I have 10 tiny time management tips that you can fit into your too busy day.
In your search for productivity, are you constantly changing up your game?
Always trying new techniques, tools, and the latest gadgets?
This constant state of flux can actually make you less productive.
Perhaps, you need more of the “same” to get things done today.
I am very excited about Apple Pay. (Disclaimer: Yes, I am a big Apple fan.)
In my opinion, it is the biggest game-changer that Apple announced recently.
It has kind of been overshadowed by the iPhone 6 (and Plus). And the Apple Watch. And iPad Air 2. And more.
However, it went live last week, and I have been testing it every opportunity I get.
Out of the gate, I must say I am very impressed. Apple Pay will make it easier and quicker to make payments both in-store and especially online.
Are you ready for the weekend?
Before you head out the door, take time to wrap up your week. Completing just a few extra tasks will allow you to enjoy your time off and have a sense of peace with how your left things at work.
Today, I have 7 tasks to complete before leaving work for your weekend.
People often tell me what they want to be.
Often, their big goals represent something they are not doing currently… like a new career.
Or something they cannot perform today… such as run a 5K race.
The question is, “Are you doing what you want to become?”
This is a guest post by Centask productivity blogger Bojan Dordevic. Bojan loves to write about all things time management and technology, and is the senior editor of AlphaEfficiency Magazine.
While many people take pride in their “ability” to multitask, dividing your attention between two or more tasks can actually result in diminishing returns on your efforts. Learning about the dangers and pitfalls of multitasking, as well as strategies that can lead you to the desired end results without rapid task-switching will exponentially scale the number of tasks you can complete, increasing your efficiency and the quality of your work.