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Entries Tagged as 'Personal Productivity'

“No Brainer” Techniques for Time Management

December 10th, 2013 · No Comments

Marcus Aurelius, the Roman emperor and philosopher, claimed, “A man’s life is what his thoughts make of it.” That can be pretty scary, if you manage to actually find the time to reflect on the meaning. There is no question that everyone has too much to keep track of, and much of that stays in […]

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Tags: Personal Productivity · Task Management · Time Management

Organizing for Travel

August 20th, 2013 · No Comments

Packing for a trip should get easier the more often you do it. If you want to be very organized when traveling, you can even use checklists for each trip. Yet I find that the more organized I am, the more I pack because I’m trying to envision every possibility. How many times do you […]

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Tags: Organizing Tips · Personal Productivity

The Office Germ-Fest

July 9th, 2013 · No Comments

To be your most productive and efficient at work, you need to stay healthy. You know that it is good to be careful around sick colleagues, but how careful are you about some of your office areas? It is helpful to be aware of those germ-laden breeding grounds that are hiding in plain sight. Otherwise […]

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Napping as a Productivity Tool

May 29th, 2013 · No Comments

Is there such a thing as a “power nap,” or is sleeping the day away a sign that you are lazy or unmotivated? As a time management and productivity trainer, I think it’s an incredibly interesting question. That’s because, although naps have traditionally gotten a bad rap in our goal-driven society, there are a lot […]

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Tags: Office Productivity · Personal Productivity

Is Your Daily Routine Backwards?

November 13th, 2012 · No Comments

When it comes to putting together your daily work schedule, things can seem pretty straightforward: You have so many hours you have to put in at the office, and projects you have to complete, for things to go smoothly. With that in mind, the process of putting them in order – with your most important […]

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Why an “All-Nighter” Does Not Help You, Your Company, Your Career

October 16th, 2012 · No Comments

Most of us have pulled all-night work sessions at some point in our careers. For most of us, the habit usually begins with a cramming session in high school or college, supposedly to help us make it through the test or paper that we were not prepared for. Eventually, it becomes something we get used […]

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Tags: Office Productivity · Personal Productivity

Double Your Productivity in 5 Minutes

June 12th, 2012 · No Comments

Regular readers of my articles will already know that they should begin each day with a plan. Hopefully, all of you are thinking a little bit about what you want to accomplish well before you sit down at your desk first thing in the morning, and it is a habit that’s helping you make better […]

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Tags: Office Productivity · Personal Productivity

The Key to Your Organization System

May 1st, 2012 · No Comments

Talk to any of the highest-performing executives, and they will most likely tell you they have a system for productivity. It might revolve around a certain piece of software, a filing system, stack of index cards, or something altogether different, but all of the biggest achievers use one. What you should learn from that, however, […]

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5 Holiday Season Productivity Killers

December 6th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Of course, the holidays are not traditionally a time to concentrate on productivity, and we may spend December thinking about our families, celebrations, and possibly some upcoming time off of work. Most of us will still have work responsibilities during that time, however, and the last thing you need in January is a bigger list […]

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Old-Fashioned Time Management

November 8th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Time management and productivity training is an interesting field. On the one hand, things are changing all the time: The tools, distractions, and priorities that people set for themselves change with new career paths and technologies. Meanwhile, a lot of what goes into “getting more done” boils down to a few key concepts that don’t […]

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Tags: Personal Productivity · Procrastination