Put Your Phone To Bed

Posted by on Aug 27, 2013 in mindfulness, technology | 0 comments

Provocative question: are you inviting office politics into bed with you? You are if you are sleeping with your smartphone next to your head. Read my contribution to the New Organizing Institute’s Tip of The Day: Put your phone to bed (just not with you). Share it if it resonates. And get some sleep...

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The New Email Rules

Posted by on Jul 31, 2013 in management, productivity, technology, time management | 0 comments

While personal use email is declining (due to the rise of texting, Facebook, and the like), use of email in the workplace continues to rise. This is no surprise to anyone who can remember how they were  using email in the workplace fifteen, ten or even five years ago.  The volume was much, MUCH lower, and norms around its use were still being defined. Now, as workplace email enters its third decade, it’s time to reassess the rules....

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June Webinar: Managing Workflow in a 24/7 World

Posted by on May 2, 2013 in management, productivity, technology, time management | 0 comments

I’m thrilled that on the afternoon of June 12, I’ll be leading a webinar for the National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers.  It’s free for NNCG members and $35 for everyone else. Do Your Best Work: Strategies for Managing Workflow & Yourself in a 24/7 World Your work requires you to manage an ever-expanding set of projects, tasks, meetings, and emails representing a range of competing goals and priorities....

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10 Things You Can Start Doing TODAY to Feel Less Overwhelmed

Posted by on Aug 28, 2012 in GTD, inspiration, management, mindfulness, organizing, productivity, technology, time management | 0 comments

Best practices gleaned from Getting Things Done, The Power of Full Engagement, 7 Habits, The Fire Starter Sessions, and my brilliant clients. 1.  Identify & make space for your top priorities first. Identify your major priorities and make time for them in your schedule first. Then, make your lower priorities fit in around the big stuff. If you fill up your time with the little things, it becomes impossible to fit in the big things...

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Third Annual National Day of Unplugging

Posted by on Mar 20, 2012 in mindfulness, technology | 0 comments

It’s that time of year again – the annual National Day of Unplugging.  Rooted in the Jewish practice of Shabbat, the National Day of Unplugging asks us to intentionally disconnect from technology and reconnect to the things that matter most to us. Here’s the challenge, which lasts for 24 hours from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday:   Shut down your computer.Turn off your cell phone. Stop the constant emailing,...

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Drawing Digital Boundaries in an Always-On World

Posted by on Feb 22, 2012 in front page, inspiration, mindfulness, technology, time management | 0 comments

If you’re like most people, you’ve responded to work email while on the grocery check-out line, on vacation, and in bed. Increasingly we are always at work unless we make a conscious decision not to be. As a workflow coach to busy professionals, I get to see both the benefits and challenges of our ever-shrinking, instantly-syncing and always-buzzing technology.  The plus is that we can work from anywhere, anytime; the drawback comes when we...

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