Here are five tips to help you reclaim your day by pressing the pause button. Remember when video recorders came along and for the first time we could pause the action to answer the phone or make a cup of tea? What a boon that was. But at work it is almost as if the opposite is true, there doesn't seem to be a pause button for email, mobile phones, and multiple demands.
Get more done and get the most out of your day by giving value. Doing things well doesn't mean cutting corners, and it pays unexpected dividends.
Good news for those of us who go to the cinema too enjoy movies! But it's got me thinking; are those Lunch and Learn sessions I've been doing a waste of time?
The world of work is replete with good ideas that don't er... work. Innovation sounds great but beware of propaganda that perpetuates dodgy thinking, and check the facts. Otherwise you'll find out how going with the herd tramples on genuine transformation.
Time is not a commodity, so it cannot be manipulated. It is not something we can pick up, contain, weigh, or manage even. Time - in the sense that we measure it, chart its progress and talk about it - is a concept created by mankind. Furthermore it is a concept that changes from culture to culture in how it is understood and appreciated, so it is not even universal. There are1440 minutes in a day. We all have equal access to them. So if you think you are 'time poor', think again.
The distractions of constant emails, text and phone messages are [...]
What happens when you decide to take time out and plan to change a life? This is the first instalment of my new journey. While I'm not sure exactly how it'll turn out, I do know it's taking me somewhere I want to go. Watch this space!
Tasks take a third longer to complete when staff are [...]
Do you ever catch yourself prefacing your good intentions with "I'll try..."? We all have lists of things we haven't got round to doing anything about yet. It doesn't matter how important these are or how serious you are, if you are not making anything happen they mean nothing. If you are really serious about making things happen for yourself this post tells you one really vital thing you must do.
Gurus of productivity and performance would have us believe there is such thing as time management, but I find that most people are relieved when I announce that time can't be managed. We all know this really and while I am happy to use the term 'time management' as a general concept when talking about personal development and training, we should not use it to delude ourselves.