Archive for the ‘Time management’ Category
"If You Want To Get More Accomplished, Get Rid of Your To-Do List"From sales professionals to CEO's, there is one BIG common challenge that we all face - How do we get everything done? Twenty-four hours just doesn't seem to be enough. Adding to the challenge is the fact that rarely are things removed from our pile; instead, our plates only seem to get higher and higher still. "To-do" lists have become futile and more and more, we seem to engage in crisis Read More
The April issue of Harvard Business Review had an interesting article entitled The Acceleration Trap which highlights a challenge faced by so many of my clients (if not all) particularly in the current economic environment. Organizations have simultaneously downsized personnel while trying to increase production which means that the associates left behind who were once operating at 80-90% production are now functioning at 125%+ on a daily basis. Every organization goes through periods of increased productivity Read More
Some days it seems I wildly scramble from one task to another. Despite my plans for the day, unexpected phone calls, emails or otherwise "quick" tasks seem to scuttle my intentions faster than you can say "Titanic".
I'm pretty good at having these kinds of days be the exception and not the rule but in today's fast paced world, I am realizing that it is easier and easier to spend time spinning in the urgent while putting off time for what's important. At least Read More
"I wish there was an app that would allow me to print from my crackberry."
And voila! The crackberry gods have spoken. If you ever wished you had that kind of flexibility from your phone check out this Blackberry app from Cortado that allows you to wirelessly print e-mails, appointments, contacts, tasks and Read More
I must admit that I'm a techno geek. I LOVE technology and I'm especially fascinated by anything that will help me organize, manage or otherwise help me create greater efficiencies in my work day. The amount of "stuff" out there just amazes me.
I recently came across something called YouMail. It's a visual voicemail app (apparently similar to something available on the iPhone) that allows you to do a whole host of voice mail related fun stuff, Read More
A friend of mine contacted me the other day. She has been at home with the kids for a while and the time has come for her to get back into the job market. She and her husband have some household objectives and the extra income would make things easier....
As we spoke, she mentioned that she was not getting many nibbles on her resume so I offered to take a look (why did I do that?). She sends me the resume and needless to Read More
Most of us have experience with on-line scheduling services especially in the lab arena, right? You go to a website, enter some basic information and then view a calendar of available appointments. It's a great time saving tool for both the client and the office.
Now the same type of service is available to you (and me)......affordably.
There are a couple that I recommend:
How often have you said (or heard others say), "I don't feel like it."? As human beings, we tend to be run by our emotions instead of our commitments. Have you ever canceled a commitment because you didn't feel like it? Didn't work on a project you know you needed to complete or postponed something with your family because you didn't feel like it? You aren't alone. All of us have done it at one time or another. Here's one Read More
I was speaking with a client today and I remembered why I enjoy Stephen Covey's work so much. The beginning of the year is a time of renewal - of fresh starts and new beginnings. Who we were last year no longer exists because January 1st is a day that many declare themselves to be something, someone different than they were. I have to interject here that that is a choice we can make everyday but I'll save Read More