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Why New Employees Struggle with Time Management

In the area of time management, it turns out that some vital skills we picked as kids have to be un-learned, if we have an interest in being successful working adults. Grade school and high school turn out to be nothing more than extended memory tests for many people.  A bunch of facts and techniques […]


Why Emergencies Should be Handled Outside Email

A few weeks ago, I visited The Bahamas and mentioned to a NewHabits-NewGoals class that it’s becoming clear that companies need a way to communicate emergencies outside of email. We had a discussion about the different reasons why email doesn’t work for immediate notifications and emergency requests: 1. not all email is delivered 2. sometimes […]

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Choosing My First Smartphone (for Productivity’s Sake) 7

If you are a frequent reader of this site you will know that I have questioned at length the unproductive practices and habits that have arisen around smartphones. With that in mind, I have decided to start a quest to discover whether or not I can boost my productivity with a Blackberry, iPhone, Android or […]