Time Management

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Just Throw Time At The Problem

By |June 13th, 2016|

“Just throw money at the problem and send a nice gift.” That was the counsel I received from a former supervisor. He was trying to […]

What Can The World’s Most Productive Countries Teach Us? You Might Be Surprised

By |June 13th, 2016|

There is no doubt about it – we work hard here in North America. And we often pay a big price. Long work hours translate […]

Why You Need to Kick Your Multi-Tasking Habit

By |April 12th, 2016|

Earlier in my career, I fancied myself to be a pretty savvy multi-tasker. I honestly thought this was the best way to fit more into […]

Creating a Productive Sleep Cycle

By |February 19th, 2016|

Are you so overwhelmed by everything you have to do, you do not have enough time to sleep? Is it time to reverse your sleep […]

3 Habits to Kick in 2016

By |January 18th, 2016|

January is classic for New Year’s resolutions. Although sadly, a good chunk of these are forgotten by February. Research suggests that only 8% of us […]

What the Stock Market Can Teach Us About Productivity

By |May 26th, 2015|

As we know, the stock market rewards short-term performance. It cares little about our plans for next quarter or next year. It is purely focused […]

The Best Way to Overcome Meeting Drain

By |April 29th, 2015|

As extroverted as I am, nothing makes me dread a day more than back-to-back meetings. All. Day. Long. It isn’t the meetings so much as […]

5 Ways to Cut Back on Meetings

By |April 28th, 2015|

At first glance, we should have no trouble fitting three types of work into our days: meetings; independent work; and miscellaneous communications (email, phone calls […]

Short-Term Deadlines: The Secret to Higher Quality, Timely Work

By |November 18th, 2014|

On the surface, long-term deadlines appear to be absolutely necessary for busy professionals. However, what if they were simply an invitation to procrastinate?

Without the urgency […]

What is your backlog sweet spot?

By |March 24th, 2014|

The Sweet Spot

I arrived at my favorite coffee shop this morning and there were three people waiting in line. I didn’t give this a second […]