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Entries from July 2007

Vacation Deprivation: Is It Our Choice?

July 27th, 2007 · No Comments

In the past several comments on the issue of vacation deprivation, based on the segment with the NBC Nightly News for which I was interviewed as their productivity expert in dealing with this issue, I talked about the increasing demands placed on our time, the intrusions of technology, and the need to use that “extra” […]

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Tags: Stress Management

Vacation Time vs. Staying Current

July 23rd, 2007 · No Comments

Technology leading to vacation deprivation was the subject of my last posting. This time I am spotlighting a consulting client who is taking effective time management to the next level. He may be on vacation, but that vacation time is what allows him to keep up with the latest trends in technology and improve his […]

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Tags: Work Life Balance

Vacation Time vs. Intrusions of Technology

July 19th, 2007 · No Comments

In the struggle for a relaxed vacation, technology is a major factor. It can be a plus or minus. In this posting, we will look at the negative, and then in the next one we will see it in a more positive light. The NBC Nightly News segment for which I was interviewed featured a […]

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Tags: Stress Management

Vacation Time vs. Increasing Demands

July 16th, 2007 · No Comments

In the continuation of my posting responses to the question of why so many Americans do not use all of their vacation days, as brought up in my interview with NBC Nightly News, the next replies deal with the inability to get away. The feedback of many regarding the issue of vacation deprivation is that […]

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Tags: Stress Management

Pressure to Use Vacation Days: Comp Time

July 12th, 2007 · No Comments

In my blog posting following my interview by the NBC Nightly News last week about vacation deprivation in the United States, I said that I would spotlight some of the comments that resulted from my query asking my time management training audiences and consulting clients to share reasons why using earned vacation time is difficult. […]

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Tags: Stress Management

"Leave Me Alone…I Need to Get Something Done!"

July 9th, 2007 · No Comments

In my recent post on the Absent Presence, Stephanie commented that she would like to have some techniques for coping with the interruption of having someone in your office or trying to terminate a telephone call so that you would not have to constantly diffuse your focus and cope with more than one thing at […]

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Tags: Interruptions · Time Management

Unclutter Your Space to Unclutter Your Life

July 6th, 2007 · No Comments

We talk a lot about finding balance in our lives. Work/life issues seem to keep intruding on each other. Yet whether it is in the office or at home, one element that can create stress is clutter. The more things you have, the more you have to do to keep up with them and this […]

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Tags: Organizing Tips

NBC Nightly News: Managing Time for a Vacation

July 4th, 2007 · No Comments

Yesterday evening I had the privilege of appearing on the NBC Nightly News as their guest productivity expert in the discussion of vacation deprivation in Americans. The segment was based on a study by Expedia.com showing how the U.S. compared with other developed countries. We have fewer vacation days, yet we still do not use […]

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Tags: Changing Times