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Entries Tagged as 'Work Life Balance'

Time Management for Thanksgiving

November 19th, 2013 · No Comments

As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, it is a good time to assess your life. If you would like to be better organized, decrease stress, and improve time management skills, begin to set goals now for 2007. To determine what you might need to, or want to, change, consider your attitude as you approach the coming […]

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Tags: Organizing Tips · Work Life Balance

Are We Working Too Much?

November 6th, 2012 · No Comments

Throughout the world, Americans are known for putting in long hours at the office. In fact, we have developed something of a reputation as a nation of workaholics. There is certainly an element of truth to that: We do not just put in longer days, but take fewer vacation breaks (and enjoy fewer holidays) then […]

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Are You Doing Too Much to Get Much Done?

August 28th, 2012 · No Comments

For as much as managers and motivational experts want us to take on more, and do more with our lives in general, one of the biggest challenges facing today’s professionals is one of being over-committed. In other words, trying to do so many things that you either cannot reach the goals that really matter to […]

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Tags: Goal Setting · Work Life Balance

The Wrong Way to Apply Time Management Techniques

September 7th, 2011 · No Comments

A lot of men and women, upon finally gaining control of their daily schedules and inboxes, become something of “career commandos.” That’s fantastic, and the goal that many of us should aspire to… but it shouldn’t be the only goal they aspire to. As important as your daily work tasks are, if you find that […]

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Gift of Time for Yourself

February 8th, 2011 · No Comments

For this coming Valentine’s Day, do not forget to treat yourself.  The gift of time can be one of the best gifts for yourself or for a loved one.  Try some of these proven time management techniques so you can block out more minutes for yourself. —Take an honest look at all of your tasks.  Delegate […]

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Time Management Challenges with Multiple Jobs

April 6th, 2010 · 2 Comments

This economic downturn has produced a surge in the number of part-time workers, including freelancers and consultants, managing two or more shift jobs.  In finding ways to cope with the subsequent challenges, there are lessons for all of us. Standard techniques for productivity and time management become even more difficult to employ.   Instead of being able to […]

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Tags: Office Productivity · Work Life Balance

New “Normal” Work Hours

March 2nd, 2010 · No Comments

After so many companies set up furloughs or cut hours, many employees are questioning time expectations.  If your schedule was cut back to four days a week and you were working 60+ hours a week prior to that point, what is your week like now? If your colleague agreed to a two-week furlough, did your work hours […]

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Tags: Changing Times · Work Life Balance

Workplace Skills & Job Satisfaction

October 6th, 2009 · No Comments

The unemployment rate is a sobering message in the headlines each day, leading many to consider starting their own businesses.   Whether or not you have your own business, it is good to review the positives and negatives because they have a message for all workers. PLUS:  Business owners are often happier.  They usually enjoy their […]

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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

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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