In the modern working world, it’s pretty much a given that you’re going to have to deal with constantly shifting priorities. Nobody likes it, but it’s really a consequence of the constantly changing environment that we all have to operate within. But just because it’s expected, doesn’t mean it’s easy. If you’re struggling to navigate ever-changing priorities, I have some tips that may help.
Transitioning from Time Management to Time Leadership
As a productivity enthusiast, I have long found many traditional concepts of “time management” woefully incomplete. The modern trend to focus on tips, tricks, and hacks has removed the nuance from the conversation and forced us to blindly adopt a “faster is better” mentality. Lately, I’ve come to think of my approach to time management more as time leadership, which I realize is not common terminology. If this is a new idea for you and it sounds intriguing, keep reading….
Workload Management Tip: Find Hidden Opportunities to Delegate
If you’re not directly supervising others, you may think you don’t have opportunities to delegate any portion of your workload. Think again! There may be hidden opportunities to hand off certain task to others, even without direct authority.
Why You Need a Work Journal
I am a big fan of documentation, especially in the workplace. I firmly believe that, when we put thoughts into words and commit them to “paper” (whether physical or digital), we make them more real. Whether journaling for personal development or professional, the act of writing is an important tool for self-discovery, growth and much more. It’s no surprise then that I recommend that everyone keep a work journal.
Are Productivity Tools & Tech Wasting Your Time?
We have to invest our time, energy and attention into using tools and technology to support our time management. And ultimately, we want that to help us to be more productive. But if we’re not careful, we can actually experience diminishing or even negative returns on our investment.
Understanding the Productivity Cycle
In today’s ultra-busy workplace, many professionals harbor the unhealthy and unrealistic belief that they’re supposed to be ultra-productive 100% of the time. That’s just not possible. Believe me, I’ve tried!
I’ve come to believe that there’s a predictable 3-stage productivity cycle that takes place for everyone.
The Value of Planning When Plans Go Awry
The discipline of planning serves us well, even if the plans we create are rarely implemented precisely. Nine times out of 10, we can’t follow the plans we create because of unexpected circumstances. But that doesn’t mean that we should completely abandon the process of planning, because the process of planning has benefits in and of itself, regardless of the actual plan.
Exploring Key Performance Indicators (KPIs): Why You Need Them & How to Define Them
Well-established KPIs provide a roadmap for success and verifiable metrics to prove your achievements. Every professional, no matter what role they’re in, needs KPIs. Whether or not you have them already, this training will help you better understand their purpose and leverage them productively.
The Basics of Flexible Planning
Planning is an essential part of success, and it’s a popular topic this time of year. But, as we all know, life is anything but predictable these days. So how can we create plans for the future when everything is fluid? In this session, you’ll discover the power of flexible planning and how to integrate it into your personal and professional goal setting process.
3 Ways to Deal with an Overwhelming Workload
So, you have an overwhelming workload, you have too much on your plate, not enough time to handle it all. What are the possibilities? What are your options for dealing with this? I personally believe that we really only have three options.
Exploring Time Management Tools & Tech
This webinar will save you time, energy, and stress! You’ll discover simple ways to leverage the tools and tech at your disposal, and how to evaluate new options quickly. With the information you learn here, you be able to take advantage of latest and greatest time management tools and tech (without letting it overwhelm you!).
Time Management Self-Assessment: Rate Your Skills!
I am passionate about all things related to time management. Recently, I wanted to assess my own skills in this area, so I did a personal inventory. I thought I’d recreate that for you as a self-assessment tool, so you can take stock of your skills in this area as well.