4 Shovels to Dig Out from an Avalanche of Work

Posted by on Oct 9, 2013 in productivity, time management | 0 comments

                  You’ve go deadlines looming, events approaching, and new opportunities popping up at every corner.  Can a crisis or two be far behind? When you’re buried in work it can be hard to see a way out.  Here are 4 shovels you can use to dig yourself out of overload: DELEGATE What can you get off your plate by delegating it to someone else?  Think not only about the big...

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Read this the next time you’re doubting your ability to get it all done.

Posted by on Aug 21, 2013 in inspiration, leadership, productivity, time management | 0 comments

You will never get it all done.  Let’s start there. There will always be more work to be done than you can get to in your lifetime. Accepting this doesn’t mean you are admitting defeat (we need your hard work).   It doesn’t make your organization’s vision of the world any less important (we need your compelling vision).  The truth is this: None of us can do our best work in a state of relentless stress, overwhelm, and...

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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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NYC Workshop: Making Work Flow

Posted by on Jul 17, 2013 in front page, GTD, learning, management, productivity, time management | 0 comments

New Yorkers:  I will be giving a half-day workflow workshop at the Support Center for Nonprofit Management on October 2nd.  Click here to learn more & register. Your work requires you to manage an ever-expanding set of projects, tasks, meetings, and emails representing a range of competing goals and priorities. Mobile technology has made your work accessible to you 24/7, eroding the boundaries between work and non-work life. How can...

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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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How to Take a Proper Lunch Break

Posted by on Apr 19, 2013 in inspiration, productivity, time management | 2 comments

When is the last time you took a proper lunch break during the work day? By proper, I mean: You left your office building It was approximately the middle of your workday You ate something You did not return for at least 30 minutes The following do not count as a proper lunch break: Scavenging leftover breakfast pastries from another group’s meeting in the conference room Eating in front of your work computer while doing non-work things...

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