Posts Tagged ‘time management’

80/20 Focus

The 80/20 rule (Pareto’s Principle) is one of the most useful concepts for business and life in general. 80/20 focus is a way of applying it. Read the rest of this entry »


You Either Move Toward Your Goal or Away From It

Being deliberate in moving toward you goal is essential. Not doing so is actually moving away from it.

Life Moves On

When you set a goal it will not happen all by itself. You must have a game plan to make it happen and act on that plan. While it’s possible your goal could come to fruition without direct action, do you really think that is very likely? It is much more likely that Read the rest of this entry »


Benefits of Taking a Break

How often are you doing a work-related task or project and seem to be stuck? It’s likely more often than you realize. Here’s way to get unstuck.

A Personal Example

While I’ve known that there were benefits of taking a break for quite some time, recently this was driven home by Read the rest of this entry »


Remote or In the Office

Do you think more gets done if your work is performed remote or in the office? This is really not a new question.

A Little Personal History

I can recall a number of times early in my career where I did a significant amount of work at Read the rest of this entry »


Putting Out Fires

How often does your business day become completely derailed by some perceived crisis? If you are like most, this probably happens more often that you care to admit. We looked briefly at this in Is it Urgent? by considering how to determine if something was urgent or important. Now let’s take a second look from a different perspective in order to Read the rest of this entry »


The Clock Watcher

You have probably worked with someone who always managed to stretch their workload to seemingly fit exactly into 8 hours. There’s more to it than meets the eye.

The Employee

There really are employees who are more concerned with working exactly 40 hours and no more. They always seem to be aware of what time it is. This undoubtedly is a distraction from their work responsibilities and makes one wonder what their priorities are. Yes, they are indeed a clock watcher. But, there is another side.

The Employer

Just as some employees seem overly concerned with the clock, there are also employers who have the same issue. Some of you may have experienced the wrath of some of these type managers. They’re the ones who seem more concerned with whether Read the rest of this entry »


Managing Your Day

Time; it’s one of those things we all wish we had more of. But is time really the issue, or is it something else?

Insight from Another

“Either you run the day or the day runs you.” – Jim Rohn. I think Rohn has identified the real issue, that being how we make use of the time we have. Time is something we cannot control. It passes whether we like it or not.

“You may delay, but time will not.” – Benjamin Franklin.

Both John Rohn and Benjamin Franklin are really talking about the same thing.

Task Management

Here I am not talking about task management is the sense we normally think of a task. offers the following definition of task:

Task :a definite piece of work assigned to, falling to, or expected of a person; a duty, or any piece of work, or a matter of considerable labor or difficulty. It also offers some other definitions, but in general they all are similar to the ones above.

This is pretty much how most of us think when we hear Read the rest of this entry »


Healthcare Law Impact

As you certainly know by now, the results of the November 2012 election made it a certainly that the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) will be implemented over the next couple of years. Just what does that mean to you?

A Nightmare

This law will have major effects on nearly all businesses, particularly those with over 50 employees. The requirement for employers with over 50 employees to provide health care or pay a fine creates a dilemma for many. Some will decide that the increases in premiums that are expected present Read the rest of this entry »


Triage for Business Issues

We’ve all been there. It seems like the issues we are facing are overwhelming. We just cannot decide what to do next. How do others handle this?

The Concept of Triage

You’re probably somewhat familiar with the concept of triage in the medical field. In the event of a major disaster medical personnel must divide casualties into groups. Basically those groups determine who gets treatment and in what order. In a sense it seems unfair, but without it many might die who had an excellent chance of recovery.

How this Relates to Business

In business the issues and decisions facing us daily can overwhelm us if we lack Read the rest of this entry »


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