5 Ways to Win with Deadlines

Tweet13Share7Share323 Shares Do you get things done? Let me ask a slightly different question, “Do you get things done on time?” These days it seems that not many people do. The norm is to be late whether it is finishing a project or showing up to a meeting. Our society has conditioned us to ignore […]

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Does your time management system have leaks?

TweetShareShare0 Shares This post is part 1 of 3 in a series. A poor or incomplete time management system can wreck havoc on your personal organization and efficiency.  In fact, a poor time management system can actually make you less productive.  Let’s explore 3 impacts of a poorly implemented solution. They are: Leak, Creep, and […]

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The Power of 1

Tweet57Share27Share73157 Shares One of the main reasons that people fail at time management is… because their system fails. Too often people try to implement systems that are too complex.  This leads to loss of information, overlooked obligations, and general frustration.  (See “Why complex time management systems fail…“)  It is ironic, that the #1 time management book […]

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Things you don't have time to do?

TweetShareShare0 Shares The other day, a co-worker got on a rant about how, “He didn’t have time to do a lot of things…” I considered flippantly responding, “You have the same amount of time in the day as everyone else…” But, I resisted.  As he went down the laundry list of things he “didn’t have […]

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No Meeting Friday!

Tweet20ShareShare525 Shares There was a huge positive response to last week’s tweets about no meetings on Fridays.  So, I thought it was appropriate for us to officially designate Fridays as “No Meeting Fridays.” Many people have been saying that they are booked for so many meetings that they cannot get their work done.  Have you […]

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Why Do We Let People Steal Our Time?

Tweet10Share36Share652 Shares Thought of the day: Why do we let people steal our time? We get pretty upset when people steal our money… so why do we turn a blind eye when people steal our time? In fact, it is a pretty common occurrence for co-workers, bosses, even friends to steal our valuable time. “Dost […]

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Stop Answering the Phone!

Tweet5Share2Share29 Shares Once upon a time people rushed to answer phones.  For those old enough to remember, you had to get to the phone. At one point we did not have answering machines.  We did not have even have CallerID. So, if you didn’t get to the phone…you did not even know who called. ——- […]

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