Why do parents try to ‘do it all’? I have never understood parents who do all the work around the house while the kids do close to nothing. Two problems with this – (i) the kids are being taught to be lazy, self-centered, and increases their dependency; and (ii) the already time-starved parents end up doing all the work. When you invest time teaching kids to share the load at home, you will save a lot of time.
<p>To make effective use of our time we need to – (A) establish what our priorities are, and (B) make sure our time usage reflects those priorities. By managing our priorities we can achieve more goals, and improve our work/life balance. We might be efficient at what we do, but if we are not doing the right things then we won’t be effective. This article focuses on three great tools to aid priority setting.</p>
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<p><i>“Pride comes before a fall”</i> and in the meantime we waste plenty of time. Over 70% of business people believe that ego costs their company 6-20% of annual revenue, and that over one-third of all failed business decisions are driven by ego (Marcum & Smith). On the personal front the time, emotional and financial costs are higher. This article focuses on how humility can save a lot of time. In fact, humility alone may save you more time than being a master of time management.
<p>Let me tell you about an evening when I got a huge amount of stuff done.
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<p>Since the Dad (me) didn't get much of a mention in the <u><a href="http://www.cravetime.com/save-time/household/time-management-newborn-twi... article about time management with twins</a></u>, I've decided to respond myself [smile].</p>
This is a great Time Management presentation from someone who understands how short time is.
Randy Pausch, professor at Carnegie Mellon University, gave this presentation after he was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer. The talk is funny, entertaining but hits home on the importance of finding time to do what matters.
A lot of hours are spent between leaving home for work and returning. For me, this is usually around 13 hours a day. The best employers realize the personal cost of long days, and seek to help staff increase their ‘free time’ at home.
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Common ways bosses can save staff time at home include:
<h3>1. Convenient work location </h3>
How much time do you spend reading each week? Think about papers, books, work reading, emails, magazines, and web pages. How much time would you save if you could improve your reading time?
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<p>Do you welcome problems or avoid them? Problems can bring both opportunity and frustration. According to Henry Ford (founder of the Ford car) – <i>“Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them”</i>. This article looks at ways to save time solving problems.</p>
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