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Quiz: How Do Your Time Management Skills Stack Up?

Posted by Mark Murphy on 10 May, 2017 Quizzes, Time Management | 2 comments | Read more →

Video: A Time Management Tip That Can Cut 17 Minutes Off Meetings

Here's a very simple time management tip that can cut 17 minutes from most meetings you sit in: have a Statement of Achievement. What is that? Well, we did a survey recently. We asked people coming out of meetings: "The meeting you were just in, did it accomplish its original objective?" 
Posted by Mark Murphy on 23 February, 2017 Time Management, Video | 0 comments | Read more →

The Way You Check Email Is Making You Less Productive

The average person checks their email about 15 times per day. But a recent study from researchers at the University of British Columbia found that when people were limited to checking their email just three times per day, their stress levels decreased significantly. 
Posted by Mark Murphy on 07 February, 2017 Forbes, Time Management | 0 comments | Read more →

Interruptions At Work Are Killing Your Productivity

If you’re like most people, you get interrupted way too much at work. Over the past two months, more than 6,000 people have taken the online quiz “How Do Your Time Management Skills Stack Up?” As I’ve been analyzing the results, one of the most striking findings has been just how many people suffer from interruptions throughout their workday.
Posted by Mark Murphy on 12 December, 2016 Forbes, Research, Time Management | 0 comments | Read more →

Leaders Name Their Top 6 Time Wasters

There are different types of work that leaders can do. There’s work for which we feel passion and that propels us towards our big goals. There’s work that we don’t love doing but that still needs to get done. And then there’s what I call Red Light work; activities that bring no value and that are a colossal waste of time. 
Posted by Mark Murphy on 14 September, 2016 Forbes, Time Management | 0 comments | Read more →

Stop Being Stressed On Sunday Night With This Simple Time Management Trick

Whether we call it the Sunday night blues or Sunday evening dread, we’ve all experienced the anticipatory anxiety and depression that occurs as we mentally end our weekend and prepare for the stress of another Monday morning. Fortunately, there’s a simple trick to quell this anxiety and give yourself another full evening of weekend time.

Posted by Mark Murphy on 13 July, 2016 Forbes, Research, Time Management | 0 comments | Read more →

What Having Hernia Surgery Taught Me About Time Management

Time ManagementFor years I’ve effectively taught leaders that there are four kinds of activities that consume our work time: Green Light work, Yellow Light work, Orange Light work and Red Light work.
Green Light work is good. It’s the stuff you were hired to do. It’s essential to your job and your work goals, and without it, you might as well not even be there.
    Posted by Mark Murphy on 01 July, 2016 Forbes, Time Management | 0 comments | Read more →

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