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Entries from March 2009

Banning Multitasking at Meetings

March 31st, 2009 · No Comments

“What do you think, John?” “Uh, could you repeat the question?’ We’ve all been there, whether at an in-person meeting or a teleconference, when “John” has been physically present but busy scrolling through email on his Blackberry.  He thinks he is fully capable of doing both, that he is actually more productive this way, until […]

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Tags: Effective Meetings

Managing with Paper in the Digital Age

March 24th, 2009 · No Comments

Even in this period of cutting costs, we still have to make decisions about the software and technology that will be a the best investments in helping us to be more productive.  Tech companies count on this.  Microsoft is has a $150 million campaign to persuade businesses that Microsoft’s software can help you save money […]

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Tags: Paper Management

Multitasking and the Cell Phone

March 17th, 2009 · No Comments

Do you think you can easily do two or three things at a time?  You probably feel that you are good at multitasking and that you have had a lot of practice.  You might even consider it part of good time management training.  However, how do you feel about the person driving the car next […]

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Tags: Personal Productivity

Unexpected Time Gives Time to Develop Business Opportunities

March 10th, 2009 · No Comments

The present economic situation is leaving some of you with unexpected “free” time.  The news regularly lists new numbers of unemployed workers.  Others may just be on a furlough until things pick up.  Small business owners may be finding fewer orders coming their way.  In these situations, your normal hectic pace can suddenly skid to a stop. If […]

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Tags: Changing Times

Recognizing Disorganization and the Need for Better Time Management

March 3rd, 2009 · No Comments

The following description was sent to me, with a question as to how to approach dealing with this situation so that better time management skills were put into place. One couple I know deserves an award for their Carefully Coordinated Disorganization. The husband “Jack” is an entrepreneur and runs a consulting business from home. His […]

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Tags: Organizing Tips