I often get asked, “What’s the best app for time management?” Hint: You already have it on your phone. The best app is your calendar. When you use the calendar properly, you will have the foundation in place for the cost effective time management system available. The problem is, most people don’t use it fully…or correctly. Use … Continue reading “Productivity Tip: Your calendar is your best tool for time management”
Impatience is the enemy of success, which is why patience is so important to cultivate. So what if you’re an impatient person—like I am? This video from my Time Management Tips course on LinkedIn Learning shares my system for cultivating patience.
It’s frustrating when someone fails to fulfill a commitment. After all, you were depending on them. Before you react, take a deep breath, and try not to take it personally. More often than not, when someone fails to follow through on a promise they’ve made, it’s more to do with their own personal life and … Continue reading “Leadership Tip: Approach a failed commitment with compassion”
Have you ever loved your job so much that time seems to fly by? Doing what you love and getting paid for it is the ultimate dream, right? Yes! As long as you maintain a healthy work-life balance. Try setting a daily alarm. No matter how much you love your work, you still need time … Continue reading “Productivity Tip: Set a daily alarm for your finish line”
Focus on people. Give them your FULL attention. Let’s play out a common scenario: Jim is talking to Stephanie about an upcoming team project. She’s nodding her head as though she’s listening. Yet, she’s also looking at her phone reading an incoming email. Jim stops talking, and after a few seconds, Stephanie looks up. “I’m sorry, what was that?” … Continue reading “Why you need to focus on people when you communicate”