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Entries from August 2010

How would you spend more “free” time?

August 24th, 2010 · No Comments

According to the American Time Use Survey, we spent less time working, on average, in 2009, compared with 2007, which means we had more time to engage in other activities.  A common lament that I constantly hear in my time management training sessions is the lack of time in our days.  “If only I had […]

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Tags: Changing Times · Personal Productivity

The Self-Destructing Email

August 17th, 2010 · No Comments

My reference to self-destructing email does not apply to written errors in judgment on your part blowing up in your face.  Instead my scenario  is more in tune with the Mission: Impossible shows where the tape self-destructs after the agent listens to it. There are two major problems with our current mode of correspondence: Any email communication might be called […]

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Tags: Email Management

Can a Later Start Improve Your Day?

August 10th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Just a delay of 30 minutes in starting the school day boosted sleep times, mood, and health for adolescents.  Although this study involved teenagers, there are problems at every age with sleep deprivation and how it affects the workplace. Therefore it is advantageous to examine the results of a recent study published in the July […]

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Tags: Personal Productivity

5 Simple Yet Sure-fire Ways to Boost Productivity

August 3rd, 2010 · 5 Comments

Productivity doesn’t need to be complicated. While truly mastering the art of organization and time management doesn’t happen overnight, there’s lots of simple and small changes you can make right away that will dramatically boost your output. If you feel like you’ve been lagging or you’re searching for ways to accomplish more work in less […]

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Tags: Personal Productivity