I will waste a good deal of time today. That's because my workplace culture practically requires wasting time at work. My job as a non-profit executive carries an expectation that I will be present and available for my people. Whether they be employees, clients, donors or volunteers doesn't matter. When someone phones, emails or drops … Continue reading Wasting Time at Work
Would you leave your wallet lying around the office? I didn't think so. It would be stupid to invite others to steal your cash, credit cards and personal identification. Yet, there is a commodity much more valuable than than money that we too often allow others to casually steal on a daily basis. Our time. … Continue reading Do You Let Others Steal Your Time?
Photo by Chantal Garnier on Unsplash We have too many interruptions at work. I read recently where the average person experiences seven interruptions at work every hour, with the average interruption taking five minutes. If that math holds up, that means we spend 35 minutes out of each hour dealing with interruptions. That's not a … Continue reading Workplace Efficiency
Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce you to the power of mind-mapping. If you are like me and struggle with organization, mind-mapping is a great way to get a hodge-podge of thoughts onto a board where you can turn them into something beautiful. (If your life is expertly organized into properly located and named … Continue reading The Power of Mind-Mapping
My lovable Mutts, Sugar and Spice, have an internal clock that tells them when to go to sleep. At that time every night, they hit the sack. Doesn't matter if the lights are on and the television is going full blast. They often dream in unison, with their paws and noses twitching as they snore. … Continue reading Morning Lark or Night Owl