3.8 Overcoming Procrastination

Course Overview You could take this course now, or you could do it later. The procrastinator’s motto may be, “Always put off to tomorrow what you can do today.” In fact, the word comes from the Latin words pro, meaning “forward,” and crastinus, meaning “of tomorrow.” Aristotle and Socrates called procrastination akrasia, meaning “the state […]

3.7 Just Say No

Course Overview Having a leadership role in an organization can take over every waking hour of the day, and probably cut into your sleep as well. Managers quickly realize they need to use every time management tool at their disposal. Calendars, to do lists, and organizational tools help, but at some point, you discover that […]

3.6 Time Chunking

Course Overview Most people would like to increase their productivity. We start each day with good intentions and a to-do list, but more often than not, we end the day having done few – if any – of the things we planned yet, we were busy all day! Where does the time go? You may […]

3.5 Primary Time Wasters

Course Overview “I’m sure you have noticed that, as a general rule, people with nothing to do want to do it with you.” –Zig Ziglar Time wasters are people or activities that consume minutes or hours without returning results. We may waste our own time with office chitchat or web surfing, or we may have […]

3.4 The Not-Do List

Course Overview We all have a to-do list, but what is a “not-do” list? As you may have guessed from the name, it’s a list of things that you have intentionally decided NOT to do. The key word is “intentionally.” There are plenty of things that aren’t on your to-do list. The not-do list consists […]

3.3 Time Management Tips and Tricks

Course Overview If you do a search for “time management tips and tricks,” Google returns thousands of results. Clearly, a lot of people have something to say on the subject! How in the world are you supposed to figure out which tips are valuable? In this course, we’ll review some of the time management tricks […]

3.2 Managing a To-Do List

Course Overview Creating a to-do list is a practice that is probably as old as writing itself. The word “agenda” comes from Latin and literally means “things to be done.” The Book of Genesis begins with a to — do list of the work of each day of creation. On the first day, a Monday, it […]

3.1 Time Management Concepts

Course Overview Let’s face it – we will never get everything done. Every to-do list contains items that will roll over to the next day, and the next day, and the day after that. For every task we accomplish, two more will take its place. There will never be a day we can sit back […]