time management

Trim 'Ego Commitments' From Your Life And Get Back Some Time

Many of us take on responsibilities because they provide us prestige or recognition. If you have time constraints, consider dropping a few of these. Jeff Haden writes over at LinkedIn that dropping these “ego commitments” is an easy way to increase your productivity.


Set Aside A 15-Minute Block Every Day Devoted To Self-Improvement

We’ve talked before about how you can divide your time into 15-minute blocks to get a handle on your schedule. Chances are you can spare at least one for self-improvement, so make it official.


Design Your Ideal Schedule To Take Control Of Your Time

Few people feel they have enough time to get everything done. Even if you can’t imagine making more time, try drawing up your ideal schedule — you might find that the steps that follow are a little easier.


How To Teach Your Team Efficient Time Management

Feel like there’s never enough time? Follow these simple time management tips to ensure your team works effectively together.


How To Manage Your Time On A Chaotic, Irregular Schedule

Not everyone works 9-5. When you schedule doesn’t fit into neat little boxes, it can require some special skills to keep everything in order. Here are some tactics you can use to keep your energy up and maintain control.


Finding Balance Between High Productivity And Burnout

You have no problem keeping busy. No problem crossing things off your to-do list. You multitask like it’s going out of style. But the weeks continue to fly by and you can’t help but be dissatisfied with what you’ve actually accomplished. I got sick of this pattern. So I changed it.


The 80% Rule: Cutting Back On Work Makes You Work Better

Okinawans, some of the healthiest people in the world, follow a tradition called hara hachi bu, which means they eat until they’re 80 per cent full. Justin Jackson applied this principle beyond dieting to his work and found enormous benefits.


Stop Wasting Time On Things That Don't Have A Purpose In Your Life

The above record player was designed by Dieter Rams, whose style of minimalism has become iconic (not to mention, a style that heavily influenced Apple). The concept behind this brand of minimalism applies not only to making hardware, but to our lives: if something doesn’t have a purpose, get rid of it.


Use The 20-20-60 Approach To Job Hunting To Spend Time Where It Counts

When you’re looking for a new job, time is money, and you don’t want to waste it. Idealist Careers suggests the 20-20-60 approach: 20 per cent of your time on job boards, another 20 per cent courting recruiters or hiring managers directly, and 60 per cent networking with people who can help your search.


Productivity 101: A Primer To The Pomodoro Technique

The Pomodoro Technique can help you power through distractions and get things done in short bursts. If you have a job that expects you to meet deadlines, it’s a great way to get through your tasks. Let’s break it down and see how you can apply it to your work.