In Defense of the Hand Written To-Do List

In Defense of the Hand Written To-Do List

I’m a geek.  I love my smartphone and my iPad, I’ve worked in IT for years, and I’m all about technology.  So here’s a surprise – I hand write my daily task list.  Every day.  Why would I do that when there are so many great tech based...
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...
Top 10 Tools and Resources for New Managers

Top 10 Tools and Resources for New Managers

Starting a new job with management responsibilities?  It can be overwhelming.  The good news is there are plenty of tools to help you be successful in your new management role.  Here are a few of my favorites: The Association for Talent Development (ATD) – ATD...
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...
Strategies for Dealing with Boring Tasks at Work

Strategies for Dealing with Boring Tasks at Work

Every management job, regardless of your industry or department carries with it some tedious tasks. If you are lucky enough to have an administrative assistant to do your filing or open your mail, that’s great, but I’ll bet you still have things on your...
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