Tame Your To-Do List!

Tame Your To-Do List!

People everywhere are feeling the pinch of trying to balance an overwhelming amount of work at the office (virtual or actual), and a long list of priorities at home. This overload is multiplied by the constant flood of news and information from web sites, blogs, news...
Prioritization Using the Eisenhower Grid

Prioritization Using the Eisenhower Grid

Prioritization is the act of ranking projects and tasks according to their importance and level of urgency.  There are always multiple factors that affect how you prioritize a task or a project.  You might give higher priority to an item because a key customer asked...
Heads Up Leadership: The Value of Perspective

Heads Up Leadership: The Value of Perspective

We’re all busy people, and it’s easy to get spend most of our days with our heads down, just focusing on pushing through our task lists. But unfortunately, when we spend too much time grinding through our to-do lists, we tend to lose perspective....
Time Management: Scheduled Days

Time Management: Scheduled Days

There are a lot of different kinds of days in your working life. There are days full of meetings and days where you plow through your to-do list. There are days where you thought you were going to get one thing done but some other urgent task appeared and your plan...

When Should You Compromise at Work?

Last week I was out scouring the internet looking for the exact words (and source) of the quote about a good compromise making everyone unhappy.  Not only did I find multiple versions and sources of it, but I found something else that interested me even more. ...
How to Keep Your Focus

How to Keep Your Focus

I get asked a lot about time management and prioritization.  People are always looking for better ways to figure out how to focus on what’s important and how to eliminate some of the many distractions that suck away time.  I keep coming back to an analogy that...