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Entries tagged with: Time Management And Prioritization

Getting Things Done

16 October 2012

Allison read Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen and was grateful for the refresher course on how she manages time, prioritizes and generally stays on top of stuff since October technical snafus have left her a bit discombobulated.



A Better Way to Start Your Day

23 October 2012

Allison read Chapter 1: Write What You Know from Turn Your Face: How to Be Heard and Get What You Want Most of the Time by Barbara Linney so she could continue to make progress toward her goal of “recombobulation.”



Are You Drowning in Email?

10 September 2013

Allison read Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity (again) and committed to finally trying to follow one of David Allen’s rules for the next month to see if she can do a better job of managing her emails.



Should You Be Starting Your Day With Devices?

1 July 2014

Allison read How to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Day by Ron Friedman on the HBR Blog Network and realized she needed to get back to starting her day in a better way.



Channel the Trapper Keeper

27 August 2014

Allison read Simple Solutions for Back-to-School Student Organization (Sorry, No Trapper Keeper) in The New York Times by Jessica Lahey and decided to renew her own organization efforts in honor of all the kids going back to school.



Help Your Kids (and Yourself) Limit Screen Time and Optimize Momentum

10 February 2015

Allison read How I Limited Screen Time by Offering My Kids Unlimited Screen Time by Narrowback Slacker and enjoyed great advice for this particular parental challenge as well a useful strategy for helping anyone to get more stuff done and have a better day.



Email Really Is Pretty Great

3 March 2015

Allison read her first email from her 11-year old nephew, George, and appreciated the reminder that email really is pretty great even if it does feel seriously overwhelming some days.



Notes from the Road to Better Email Habits

31 March 2015

Allison continued her project to improve her email habits and made a little more progress on learning how to achieve the promise of David Allen’s book, Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity.



Multitask and Make Your Commute Matter

18 May 2015

Barbara read Peter Bregman’s blog post, Get More Done During Your Commute, and realized that maybe there is a safe (and meaningful) way to multitask in the car.



Help for Adults and Children with ADHD (and for the People Who Support Them)

Allison attended a class for parents who have children with ADHD taught by Kate Barrett, read Adult ADHD and Work: Turbo Charge Your Success, and learned more about CHADD, the National Resource on ADHD. The good news is there are great resources and a lot of help for everyone impacted by Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder.



Increasing Productivity

5 April 2016

Janie read How to Be More Productive and Eliminate Time-Wasting Activities by Using the Eisenhower Box by James Cleary and learned a new strategy for increasing daily productivity.



Do the Most Important Task First

31 May 2016

Allison watched Pinkcast 1.2: A simple trick for getting the right stuff done and decided to experiment with adding this strategy to her daily approach for getting things done.



Developing Better Execution

14 June 2016

Janie read 4 Ways to Be More Effective at Execution, by Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman, and was relieved to find some suggestions to make sure that getting more done doesn’t need to mean working longer hours.



Feeling Busy?

4 October 2016

Janie read The Busy Person’s Lies, by Laura Vanderkam, and was fascinated to read about the differences between the stories we tell ourselves about time and the reality of how we live our lives. 



Thinking About Time Differently

8 November 2016

Janie conducted the time-tracking experiment she wrote about in her last blog post, Feeling Busy, and was surprised to see that overall, her time was more balanced than she thought.



Simple Instructions for Relaxing, Focusing, and Getting Things Done

27 December 2016

Allison read Do Breathe: Calm your mind. Find focus. Get stuff done. It’s an easy, fast read about some very important topics.



Strategies for Making an Effective New Year’s Resolution

3 January 2017

Janie read Gretchen Rubin’s 9 Tips if You’re Making Work-Related New Year’s Resolutions, and found some suggestions to help pursue her goals.



Stretch Your SMART Goals

17 January 2017

Barbara read Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business and learned a new approach to goal setting.



Tips for Better Productivity

12 September 2017

Janie read Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity, and was pleased to find that she learned some valuable tips for better project management.



What Kind of Manager Are You?

16 January 2018

Eden read The New One Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson and learned that good managers help others become good self-managers.



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