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Category: time management

Work-life balance is a myth, seek work-life blend instead

For years, nay decades, there’s been talk of work-life balance – that delicate equilibrium between the time you spend at work and that which you dedicate to family, social and leisure activities, and personal interests.  In fact, I too have

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Procrastination: why it happens and how to conquer it!

Back in September 2015, in one of my regular columns for ProfitGuide, the online portal for Profit Magazine, I wrote about how leaders can overcome the endless cycle of procrastination.  You know … procrastination … the situation where you put

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Compensating for Parkinson’s Law – good practice or disingenuous?

Years ago, when I was still at university, I experienced first-hand the validity and strength of Parkinson’s Law. This time-tested adage – Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion – stand true even today, as

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Don’t multitask, be present when it comes to employee interactions

Back in March 2013, I wrote a blog post titled Focus on the present in order to achieve big things in the future. In it I talked about how not to let current short-term challenges get in the way of

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Stop working on the weekend!

Back in 2011, we conducted a fun informal poll at our website that asked the question: What is your single biggest time waster at work? And the top two answers were Other people and Email. I had that poll in

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Procrastination: why do today what you can put off till tomorrow?

My latest column for ProfitGuide.com is up this morning. Today’s column is part of Productivity Week and is about how leaders (or anybody) can overcome the endless cycle of procrastination. You know … the one where you put off doing

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