Time Management

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We report on time management skills that can dramatically cut down on wasted time during work hours. These techniques will help you get more done at work – and get you home on time.

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Most of us have room to improve our productivity and avoid time vampires lurking around every corner, says Dawn Rasmussen, Path­­finder Writing and Career Ser­­vices. She lists the nine worst time-­suckers threatening your productivity.

If your life seems to revolve around to-do lists, you need a tool that can help manage them for you. As you can probably guess from the name, Checklist Wrangler is an app that lets you keep your lists under control.

Managers tend to work around the clock, complaining there aren’t enough hours in the day to accomplish everything. But are we using our time effectively? By eliminating these top five time wasters, you’ll be amazed by your increased productivity:

If you’re still tracking your time for projects or clients with a spreadsheet, it’s time to transition to a modern tool, program or application such as one of these suggested by columnist Lindsay Olson.

Every minute you spend on email is a minute you’re not doing something important. These tactics may help.

If you plan on knocking out a task quickly and then discover there’s far more to it than you expected, it’s going to wreak havoc on your schedule and could easily torpedo a ton of your free time. Here are some steps to ensure you won’t be surprised by a to-do list iceberg.

Matt Cutts works in search optimization at Google, where he’s made hundreds of training videos for webmasters. Now he’s plugging a new way to achieve any goal: Try it for 30 days.

For busy executives, managing time means capturing to-do items and then prioritizing what matters most. Harried people often fail to list a fleeting thought (“I need to follow up with Chris”) and, as a result, forget it.

Stephen Covey, author of the landmark self-help book The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, passed away July 16. Scott Eblin, a leadership coach, shared his reflections on his favorites of those habits.

Like overeating, procrastination is challenging because it’s impossible to give it up entirely. While humans don’t need to smoke or drink alcohol, they can’t survive without eating and they can’t exist without putting off some tasks until later.
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