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Entries from July 2008

Efficiency in the Workplace – Focus Factors

July 29th, 2008 · No Comments

We tend to blame others when we can’t concentrate on a project, and there’s some validity in that.  After all, the average business person is interrupted about every three minutes.  Interruptions commonly stem from the telephone, email, or a colleague.  These are easy to pinpoint, but there is another one to add to that list.  […]

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Tags: Interruptions · Office Productivity · Task Management · Time Management

Working Overtime Again? Another Dangerous Link Between Poor Time Management and Mental Health

July 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

The news keeps hitting us with more results on studies about links between work and health, both physical and mental.  One of my posts last month, titled “Vacations 2008:  Are We Making Strides in Managing Time and Stress?” referenced a study published in Psychosomatic Medicine and another conducted at the Marshfield Clinic in Wisconsin.  They related to […]

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Tags: Stress Management · Work Hours · Work Life Balance

The Death of Saving Time: How to Adapt Time Management to Fit Modern Business Schedules

July 15th, 2008 · No Comments

True or False:  You don’t have enough time. True or False:  You can learn to save time. True of False:  When you multitask, you accomplish more. Scroll to the bottom for the answers.  If you didn’t get the answers right, you are certainly not alone in your thinking.  The first is the lament of the modern […]

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Tags: Time Management

Improve Self Discipline – How to Accomplish Anything with Scheduling and Organizing Techniques

July 9th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Two things have just presented themselves to me in the last hour that both focused on self-discipline.  They came from two people who were trying to achieve goals and kept getting stuck.  While the areas are different, there is an overlap in the processes that bring the desired results. Situation One: A teacher/real estate investor […]

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Tags: Procrastination · Time Management

Don't Have Time? No Complaining

July 1st, 2008 · No Comments

I was contacted recently about a new book called “The No Complaining Rule” by Jon Gordon, and I felt this would be a good suggestion for any office or personal setting to adapt.  The following is an excerpt from a review:  “The fact is every leader and business will face negativity, energy vampires and obstacles to […]

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Tags: Office Productivity · Team Productivity