Outline of time management principles

March 28, 2014

I’ve yet to find a pithy quip that summarizes time management. Until that time, here’s my outline of time management principles. Identify time over which you have control Set systems for routine tasks Use technology Make best use of the 80/20 rule Identify and use your energy cycle High energy tasks scheduled during high-energy peaks Save less […]

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Life lessons from a dog

March 12, 2014

  There’s lots we can learn from a dog about living a good life. Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joy-ride. Get the most out of the experience of fresh air and wind in your face When family members come home, always run to greet them. Be obedient; when it’s in your best […]

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3 Quick Steps to Preventing Clutter

February 24, 2014

If you want to prevent clutter, you have to be preemptive. Before you add an item to your home, office, yard, workspace, etc., ask yourself three questions. Are you going to use it? The gadget looks like the latest in efficiency tools. You buy it, you get it home, you use it once and it’s now […]

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5 Tips for Effective Phone Management

February 21, 2014

The telephone has been a part of our lives for so long we probably don’t even think of it as technology. The telephone is a great communication tool. However, just like any other technology or toll, the telephone has to be used properly to be effective.  Here are some ways to manage your telephone use: […]

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How to Love Your Job

February 20, 2014

How to love your job [Infographic] by the team at Adecco  

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10 Conversations That Can Transform Your Workplace

February 17, 2014

I’ll bet there’s plenty of conversation in your workplace — about today’s tasks, about that rush order, about that sudden snag, about the project that should have been done yesterday. But do you and your colleagues ever step off the task treadmill and talk about the workplace itself? If you work full time until retirement […]

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How to Overcome Stage Fright

January 25, 2014

Along with the science behind stage fright. Do you get sweaty palms, weak knees, or heavy arms  when speaking in front of an audience? You’re not alone. Overcoming stage fright can be a difficult task, but you can deal with it. This animated lesson from Ted-ed looks at stage fright not as an emotional response, but […]

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Eight Ways to Eliminate Paper and Clutter in Your Office

January 15, 2014

Working at a regional head office, we see a lot of paper. We were recently involved in a capital project to build a new program facility. When the HVAC system was installed, someone thought we might want the user manual for the system: a 400 page PDF document. Instead of filing the PDF on the network, the document was printed and placed in a filing cabinet, […]

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Are Your New Year’s Resolutions Realistc? [Infographic]

January 6, 2014

New Years Resolutions – By The Numbers [Infographic] by the team at Farfetch.com  

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How to Make New Year’s Resolutions Stick

January 1, 2014

By: Dr. Donald E. Wetmore At the beginning of each year so many of us commit to changes and worthy goals to be accomplished in the next twelve months only to be disappointed come next December 31 when we discover we are no closer to achieving thoseresolutions than we were on January 1. The noble resolutions we made […]

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