Category Archives : Practice


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Practice vs. Progress – Which should you focus on?

One of the critical ideas here at 2Time is the notion that practicing the 11 fundamentals of time management is the key to upgrading one’s time management system. With that in mind, here’s an article that goes a step further and argues that it’s better to focus on the process of practicing, than it is […]


Best Practices in Time Management

Is there such a thing as a best practice in time management? It might seem that this is a no-brainer… of course there are things one should be doing, and things one should not be doing! I would argue the opposite, based on my experience of teaching time management programs.  Here’s why. I assume that […]

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Time Management Talent is Overrated

I recently had an article published in the Trinidad Newsday that addressed a popular mis-conception that professionals in the Caribbean have… that time management skills are something we are born with rather than develop over time.  (Of course, it also applies around the world.) Here is the link to the article reprinted on the Guardian […]


Nothing New in Time Management

I sense that there is a certain fatigue around the topic of time management. I remember a time in the early 1990’s when productivity tools were all the rage, and you wouldn’t be caught dead without a DayTimer, FiloFax or Dayrunner folder equipped with custom tabs from Staples or Office Depot. These weren’t entertainment devices, […]


Leaving Practice with Raw Hands

As I mentioned in my prior post: “The Pedagogy of Time Management,” there is a need for anyone who wants to improve their skills in this field to craft specific opportunities for structured practice. Mark Needham’s summary of Talent is Overrated describes three kinds of practice from the book: With regards to improving skills, three […]

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The Making of an Expert in Time Management

I just finished  reading a paper that echoes a great deal of what has motivated me to develop the 2Time approach:  The Making of an Expert published in the July-August 2007 edition of the Harvard Business review by K. Anders Ericsson, Michael J. Prietula, and Edward T. Cokely. I have always been struck by people […]


The Taxonomy of Teaching Kids

I just read a fascinating article from the New York Times entitled Building a Better Teacher. It’s a long article, but what got my attention was the fact that it’s built on a search for the fundamentals of teaching. It turns out that teacher quality is the single most important variable in the ability of […]


An Interesting Experiment?

I came across a post entitled: An Experiment with Time Management that describes an entrepreneur’s decision  to track his time each day, to see how he could improve his time management. I have seen different software programs that help users to do the same thing, but I fear that there is not much to be […]