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Entries from September 2009

Multitasking & Teen Driving–Lessons for All

September 29th, 2009 · No Comments

You know that drivers in other cars traveling on the road alongside you are dangerous when they are involved with other activities while driving.   Still, do you find yourself doing many of those same activities:  texting, eating, conversing on the phone, switching CDs, searching for change at a toll booth? Despite how good you may consider your multitasking […]

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Tags: Multitasking

Rush Hour Drains Your Saved Minutes

September 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

The average traveler spent 36 hours in rush-hour traffic jams in 2007.  That translates to $750 per person in the form of lost time and fuel.  (Urban Mobility Report, Texas Transportation Institute, 2007 figures) It is great when you get more done during the day and are able to leave in time for an evening […]

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Tags: Time Management · Work Life Balance

Eating Your Way to Improved Productivity

September 15th, 2009 · No Comments

You have permission to eat!  Instead of fighting the proverbial competing figures on our shoulders—-the one who says, “It can’t hurt and you deserve it,” versus the one who says, “What about that diet?”—-how about eating to improve your productivity? Science now can confirm a lot of what we instinctively know about the effects of food.  […]

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Tags: Office Productivity

Is a Work-Life Balance Possible?

September 8th, 2009 · No Comments

“There’s no such thing as work-life balance.  There are work-life choices and you make them, and they have consequences,” according to former GE CEO Jack Welch in speaking to the Society for Human Resources Management. I tend to agree with Mr. Welch.  We seem to be pursuing some phantom concept that has not taken into […]

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Managing Your Online Time by the Minute

September 1st, 2009 · No Comments

Have you ever sat at your computer for hours and then wondered where the day went?  Perhaps you spent more time on Facebook and Twitter than you realized.  Now there is a way to tell exactly where your minutes went.  I recently tested a program called Chrometa that will tell you exactly what happened with […]

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Tags: Time Management