Time Management

Are you an “inner circle” assistant? You can become one by following these calendar-management tips from Joan Burge, CEO of Office Dynamics and author of Become an Inner Circle Assistant.

Stop being so busy

November 29, 2018 Categorized in: Time ManagementWork/Life Balance

Being “busy” isn’t the same as being “productive.” Lauren Berger, founder of CareerQueen.com and author of Get It Together: Ditch the Chaos, Do the Work and Design Your Success, shares her tricks for staying on top of everything

Beware these time vampires

October 4, 2018 Categorized in: Time Management

Wondering where all the time goes? Well, let’s see if you recognize these potentially problematic behaviors.

Cope with conflicting priorities

August 2, 2018 Categorized in: Time Management

Every person who brings you an assignment or gives you a task to perform says it’s important or tells you it’s needed right away. Here are some general guidelines.

How to get work done faster

August 2, 2018 Categorized in: Time Management

If you change the way you go about your tasks, you might find yourself with a couple more free hours than you had before. Some thoughts about how to get things done faster.
Parth Misra, writing at Entrepreneur, offers some tips for productivity when you can’t predict the future.
For each one of the behaviors below that you’re guilty of, give yourself a point. Oh, but don’t get happy if you start racking them up—each one is a sign you may be doing too much.
If the weight of your work suddenly feels like you’ve been hard-tackled by ill-tempered teammates and you’re seeing stars, it’s time for an intervention. Remember these tips when struggling to recover from the hits and emerge steady on your feet.

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.