Time Management

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What task really needs to come first?

January 5, 2018 Categorized in: Time Management

It’s getting so we don’t dare even print the word “multi-tasking” since it’s been getting such a bad rap recently. Scott Eblin shares how you can identify less important priorities.

5 tools to ease your email burden

January 5, 2018 Categorized in: Time Management

Sifting through email can eat up hours of your day, and it’s likely not productive work. Jessica Stillman, writing at Inc., suggests these programs to help you manage your email.

Make artificial intelligence pitch in

January 5, 2018 Categorized in: Time Management

Artificial intelligence can’t replace a human in the admin’s seat, but it can make your job a lot easier.
You want to be known as a hard worker, but working too hard can lead to burnout. If you can work smarter as well as faster, Isabel Thottam writes at Glassdoor, you’ll have more free time and less stress. Here are some suggestions.

‘What now?’ 3 prioritization tips

December 7, 2017 Categorized in: Time Management

Many people tend to put off the biggest and most difficult things so they can tackle the growing list of smaller items that pile up. If you’re having trouble prioritizing, here are three questions to ask yourself.

OK, if you insist on multitasking …

December 7, 2017 Categorized in: Time Management

A lot of recent advice says multitasking is a productivity killer. While that may be true for some, others seem to actually function best with multiple balls in the air. If giving up multitasking isn’t an option for you, heed these suggestions from career multitaskers.
But stay ‘nice’ under all the pressure (Santa’s watching, after all), and take a quiet moment to B.R.E.A.T.H.E. while considering these tips.

5 ways to procrastinate wisely

October 16, 2017 Categorized in: Time Management

So you don’t feel like opening that onerous spreadsheet. That’s OK. Try these idle activities.
Before you deploy the search and rescue over a tightly scheduled project that seems like it will never cross the finish line, remember these tips when scheduling more work around it.
“If you plan to do an unrealistic number of tasks, you’ll end up dreading the day ahead,” psychologist Alice Boyes writes. How to beat procrastination and maximize productivity? Here’s what the experts say.
These days it can feel like you never catch up at work. The Washington Post’s career coach, Joyce E.A. Russell, offers tips to help you get caught up once and for all.
Here are three tips from some experts on reducing pre-vacation stress.

Can you put an end to busywork?

May 3, 2017 Categorized in: Time Management

You’ve probably said “I’m so busy” more than a few times in your life. Consider whether you’re busy doing things that move your career forward vs. doing busywork that drains your energy.
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