What is the most Insidious Time-Waster in the Office?

It may seem harmless enough but this insidious piece of technology has cost the planet millions of hours in lost productivity. It has almost certainly eaten valuable chunks of your day. It is Outlook's "New Mail Desktop Alert". How much harm can a dinging sound and a popup cause? Time-waster - Outlook New Mail Desktop Alert

Time use - How to live before you die (Steve Jobs)

Steve Jobs (CEO of Apple) was recently named CEO of the decade by Fortune magazine. He once said – “Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life.” Steve Jobs

How much work is really being done? (Time waste at work)

How much work-time is done in your office? A survey of 10,000 American staff showed that many staff intentionally waste over 2 hours a day at work. Interesting, those born in the 1950’s waste around 40 minutes a day, while those born in the 1980’s waste over 2 hours. This article looks at where wasted time goes at work and the potential to save time.
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Energy management - How managing personal energy levels saves time

What are your energy levels like? Are you ‘ready to go’ in the morning? Are you able to maintain high levels of energy during the day? Do you rely a lot on caffeine or sugar to keep you going? Do you have energy at the end of the day? There is a strong case that energy management can save you more time than time management. Energy management and saving time

Invest time teaching kids to share the load (and save time)

Why do parents try to ‘do it all’? I have never understood parents who do all the work around the house while the kids do close to nothing. Two problems with this – (i) the kids are being taught to be lazy, self-centered, and increases their dependency; and (ii) the already time-starved parents end up doing all the work. When you invest time teaching kids to share the load at home, you will save a lot of time.

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The Secret powers of Time - Philip Zimbardo / RSA Animate

For an interesting and creative view on time perspectives refer to - "The Secret Powers of Time". The speaker is the well-known Philip Zimbardo, and the animation is provided by RSA Animate who have a collection of interesting videos.

What is your Time perspective and why it matters?

The way we view and deal with time is central to our life.  Some people seem to have all time in the world, while others can't get enough time.  Time perspective guru’s Zimardo and Boyd, claim that time perspectives is "one of the most powerful influences on virtually all aspects of human behavior".

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Priority Setting 101 - using time effectively

<p>To make effective use of our time we need to – (A) establish what our priorities are, and (B) make sure our time usage reflects those priorities. By managing our priorities we can achieve more goals, and improve our work/life balance. We might be efficient at what we do, but if we are not doing the right things then we won’t be effective. This article focuses on three great tools to aid priority setting.</p>
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Ego Management - How Humilty Saves Time

<p><i>“Pride comes before a fall”</i> and in the meantime we waste plenty of time. Over 70% of business people believe that ego costs their company 6-20% of annual revenue, and that over one-third of all failed business decisions are driven by ego (Marcum & Smith). On the personal front the time, emotional and financial costs are higher. This article focuses on how humility can save a lot of time. In fact, humility alone may save you more time than being a master of time management.
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Procrastination and Getting Things Done

<p>Let me tell you about an evening when I got a huge amount of stuff done.
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