Managing Your Time: Consider the Value of Your Time

Laura Stack, The Productivity Pro(R), shares her thoughts on managing your time, the value of time and why you should protect it. (C) 2011 Laura Stack. All Rights Reserved. http://www.TheProductivityPro.com … [Read more...]

Managing Your Time: Challenge the Status Quo

Laura Stack, The Productivity Pro(R), talks about getting out of a rut. You don't always have to do things they way they have always been done. (C) 2011 Laura Stack. All Rights Reserved. http://www.TheProductivityPro.com … [Read more...]

Managing Your Time: Are the Boxes on Your Calendar Bursting With Meetings

Laura Stack, The Productivity Pro(R), gives pointers on managing your time and keeping your schedule under control. (C) 2011 Laura Stack. All Rights Reserved. http://www.TheProductivityPro.com … [Read more...]

Managing Your Time: Vacation in the Summer Sun

Laura Stack, The Productivity Pro(R), discusses a vital part of managing your time: the importance of vacation time as it relates to being productive. (C) 2011 Laura Stack. All Rights Reserved. http://www.TheProductivityPro.com … [Read more...]

Managing Your Time: Laura’s Latest Book

Need some guidance on managing your time when there is simply too much to do?   My new book, What to Do When There's Too Much to Do: Reduce Tasks, Increase Results, and Save 90 Minutes a Day (Berrett-Koehler) is already available for pre-order on Amazon, and the pub date isn't officially until July 2! http://amzn.to/tZ7kAP … [Read more...]

Managing Your Time: What Would You Do With An Extra Hour A Day?

"I'd try to keep a balance, as I try to do with my 24 hours now. So with one more hour, I'd work half an hour more, and spend the other 30 minutes working out, or reading, or having a drink with friends." -- Rosa Garriga Mora, poll respondent, Spain. "Work out, read some books, take some dancing classes with my daughter... rest sometimes...one hour more per day would positively impact my life!" -- Yurila Ramos, poll respondent, Venezuela "Going on experience, I would spend it trying to solve annoying software bugs that are only happening because the computers are all out to get me." -- Tarot Atkinson, poll respondent, U.K. What would you do with an extra hour a day? That's a question I posed in a LinkedIn poll this past July, and as with my earlier poll (in which I asked voters … [Read more...]

Four Things to Stop Doing at Work

"Ill habits gather by unseen degrees/As brooks make rivers, rivers run to seas." -- John Dryden, English poet (Absalom and Achitophel, 1681) Have you updated your NOT-to-do list lately? Most of us are pretty good about compiling daily to-do lists to guide our workflow, and there's no denying that those lists are vital for maximizing productivity. However, in many ways, a list of things you refuse to do is just as important. A not-to-do list doesn't have to be fancy. You simply start by writing down the time-stealing behaviors that you prefer not to take part in; then you review and revise your list periodically, to make sure you don't accidentally slip into habits that damage your productivity and keep you at work too long. Obviously, not-to-do lists will vary from person to person, … [Read more...]