Time Management Skills for Executives

Time management is essential for executives of companies because we all get 24 hours in

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a day, and the more responsibilities you have, the more you need to be able to accomplish in that same amount of time.  Creating good Time management skills is essential to being able to manage more and become more efficient.  Read on for more on the kinds of skills that executives need in their time management and task management to be successful.


What is the greatest time draining activity in which executives participate? Golfing? Tennis? Drinks with clients? Nope! It is the never ending stream of never limited meetings. Sometimes there are meetings to plan the next meeting. Meetings that are unorganized and unproductive are a complete waste of time.

The following are a few good time management skills for executives to help eliminate the stream of meetings and create an unstoppable productive workforce:

Trust — Hire people with a proven track record of getting things done and done well. Sure, if your buddy from high school is a powerhouse, hire him, but if your son-in-law can’t be trusted with a company credit card, don’t’ hire him.

Communicate — Create a method of communication that is clear, that is to the point, and that can be accomplished without a meeting such as a Wiki or project management system. Communicate through the message board on the wiki or project management system instead of in person and at meetings. This will avoid the general chit-chat that can happen during in person or telephone calls.

Responsibility — Create deadlines that are unambiguous, with time-sensitive tasks to be accomplished along the way and hold those responsible accountable. Rewarding time well spent is more important than punishing people who are late or underperform. Punishment and guilt only work when those you’ve hired care about their work and the company bottom line. So place your emphasis on the behavior you desire rather than spend time dealing with behaviors you don’t help your company bottom line.

Teamwork — Create an environment that values teamwork and mutual respect by allowing team members to work together without your oversight or permission. By encouraging team members to share valuable information openly about any project, you will create a strong team that will produce high-quality work.

Respect — If you have hired the right people for the job, let them do the job you hired them to do. Consider managing by exception than by micromanagement techniques. Micromanagement is another example of a time waster. It is fine during meetings and on the project management system to question each other about the why, what, who, and by when – but only when it is done with respect and for the purpose of bringing out the best in everyone. The best workforce effort will always improve the company bottom line.

Cooperation — Ask for help keeping meetings on track by agreeing to stick to a written and focused agenda before each meeting. Put the agenda on the project management system or Wiki for each member of the team to add to before the meeting. Do not allow last-minute additions during the meeting.

Remove barriers — Too often executives insulate themselves from the people most valuable to the company bottom line; the workforce. Obviously, you can’t have an open-door policy for everyone all the time, but you can do three things: create operational procedures that allow the workforce an opportunity to air complaints, contribute to the bottom line, and feel you care about them. You can show you care through rewards systems, high visibility at company gatherings, and regular visits to the production line. By putting in place the “care factor,” people will perform their best because they feel they are cared for, known, and heard.

As an executive, when you implement these kinds of time-saving strategies, you create an environment where everyone can be at their productive bests. Everyone will feel less stress because expectations are clear, a communication and calendaring system is in place, and the workforce will know there is a connection between you and them, beyond just the bottom line.

Award winning author, Debra J. Slover’s leadership expertise stems from 18 years directing a state youth services program, experience organizing 20 state and national conferences, and running her own consulting firm for over six years. Her website is http://www.leadershipgardenlegacy.com

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Pt 2 – Effective Time Management For Profitable Business Leadership Results in Strategic Innovative Actions

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This is a continuation of the previous article on time management and leadership.

(Can This Moment Become) Quantity Time?

  1. Is it substantial? [is there substance, meaning or fulfillment in this use of my time?]
  2. Is it concrete? [producing a specific, tangible, measurable, realistic, attainable result from the use of my time]
  3. Is it clear? [does it help me be or become more focused, intentional, results-driven, practical]

Or you could use dimensionally-oriented questions to determine, implement and supervise your applications of business leadership significance. As we mentioned earlier, time can be measured against a location – that is, time and a location in space are always related – so we say, “you are always somewhere at some specific point of time!”

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” – Viktor E. Frankl, psychologist

In the social expanse known as “space-time”, you’ll discover how dimensional constructions usually hold true. Social dimensions include the scope, importance, direction, magnitude, definition, quantity, aspect, extent, element, a position, attribute, property or proportion of any social activity.

Dimensional characteristics are important because they provide insights into the breadth, depth, thickness and heights of your utilization of time – are your capital assets being transformed into something tangibly significant, are your human players moving together in harmony, are the reasons for pursuing this action realizing the desired results?

Therefore, you will need to ask the following types of questions to generate the right types of dimensionally important answers and thus understand how well or how effectively you are using your time for performing your business or organizational leadership tasks:

  • Where-When: describes a physically obvious, tangible reality of an event without trying to explain any aspect of human, social or physical capital involvement or influences;
  • Who-What: defines and describes the moving parts, functional attributes and players of human exchanges, transactions, interactions or reactions
  • Why-How: endeavors to provide causes or reasons for human actions and seeks to identify the ways and means employed to satisfy or attain the desires for taking those actions

We can easily describe the process of how and when to take action to use the extant sources and depth of information, which are what you have, to help you become what you desire, to unleash the future envisioned by what your dreams have awakened within you, and prosecute your strategy for business leadership to the ultimate extent of your resources, expertise and abilities.

“Dream and give yourself permission to envision a You that you choose to be.” – Joy Page, actress

However, in essence, we must look at each and every one of our competitive, operational and developmental efforts as activities taking place within, and, as actions existing at points along, positions within or locations of “space-time” – that is, using these reference placements to indicate, investigate or interrogate the:

  1. Manifold – Which diverse, variety and many features of my actions…?
  2. Affect or Add-to the Dimensionality – the ins and outs, ups and downs, across and around, over and under, back and forth, breadth and length, brokenness and wholeness, heights and depths – of our efforts…?
  3. Time-frame – When will or When must the intervals, periods, moments, phases, ages, eons, ticks occur and…?
  4. Relativistic – How or How much does it relate to our past, present or future perspectives…?
  5. Who benefits or is impacted by the Attractions, Interactions, Transactions or Reactions of our informed actions – and Why will they be…?

Thus in the realm of social phenomena, we define “space-time” as the distinctive features and structural dimensions which identify the cognitive, cultural or emotive segments of perspectives and interactions involved when we act, acted or will take action.

“But the best teams I’ve encountered have one important thing in common: their team structure and processes cover a full range of distinct competencies necessary for success.” – Jesse James Garrett, Infopreneur, information architect

Therefore, business leadership means incorporating the “physics” of socially-oriented space-time into the creation and application of a much more effective time management program to generate profitable results and strategic innovative opportunities while it strengthens your organizational leadership development programs and performance improvement efforts.

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Pt 1 – Effective Time Management For Profitable Business Leadership Results in Strategic Innovative Actions

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Effective leadership requires effective time management habits.  It is important to focus on the tasks that truly move projects and goals forward, instead of the tasks that don’t really make much of a difference.  This article talks about some of the time management practices and concepts that are needed for leaders to be effective at managing their teams.  Read on in this 2 part article for more!


A strategic way to boost your business leadership results, along with its profits, productivity and growth is through effective time management practices. Because time, as it is in any profession, is a critical resource in making business leadership actions profitable, innovative and transformative.

Before we continue, you need to appreciate this important fact about business leadership – whether we’re talking about market, innovative, strategic, situational, transformational, project or organizational leadership – leadership in any form is always a social activity.

So with that understanding, we can look at business leadership in three generic ways: as market leadership, organizational leadership and human capital leadership.

In business organizations, entrepreneurs may choose to invest their time in human capital related leadership activities, that is in leading, coaching or soliciting and recruiting the support of their associates and trading partners.

Entrepreneurial leaders also have opportunities to use their time to contribute to the quality, quantity or significance of life for their customers and clients. I call these actions a form of market leadership.

Business leadership tasks demand that leaders analyze, plan and re-order their budgets, cash flows, operational systems or their schedules, where their sole objective is to manage their time as profitably, effectively and creatively as possible. We can call these activities organizational leadership.

A fact-of-life for those professionals charged with business leadership responsibilities – which includes the executives, entrepreneurs and managers – they will usually encounter the most disruptions, interruptions or other forms of distractions to their scheduled activities. Unfortunately in the face of that reality, these business leadership personnel tend to immediately discount, ignore or underestimate the potential value in those unanticipated events.

If you ever hope to become an effective leader you should never focus your attention on the management of accomplishing tasks against a daily allotment of your time, you should however concentrate your energies on the management or maximizing the allocations of your significance.

We know that being effective means doing the right things. We also know that being efficient is doing things the right way. Are you doing the “right things” or are you doing things “the right way”?

The problem with the focus of most time management strategies is this, we are told to be efficient in our use of time, that is, we’re taught that the right way of doing time management is to plot whichever tasks we feel or believe we need to accomplish in a certain amount of time segments.

And in the case of business leadership, the right things for your usage of time must be based upon your contributions of quality, quantity or the value of your significance.

In a word, your contributions have to be acts that you take for the purpose of being of benefit to all the actors, artifacts or artifices, attributes and audiences engaged in your social activity. On the other hand, your significance must add a form of excellence, emphasis, essence, elevation, eminence, effectiveness, efficacy, efficiency, execution, elucidation, explanation, exposition, expression or esteem to your actions.

“Most executives, many scientists, and almost all business school graduates believe that if you analyze data, this will give you new ideas. Unfortunately, this belief is totally wrong. The mind can only see what it is prepared to see.” – Edward de Bono, creativity expert

I advise my business leadership clients to keep strategic questions in mind whenever they engage in any activity. I call these mini-evaluations strategic because being strategic means being decisive, deliberate and dexterous – meaning leaders who wish to be strategic thinkers or questioners have to think through, think about and think with their actions, don’t they?

The purpose of those questions isn’t to generate answers consisting of one-word or a single idea. And leaders shouldn’t use these questions to judge a moment-in-time as being either significant or worthless. Rather than making those types of value judgments, these questions should ensure you have competent, strategic responses prepared, organized and ready to go in advance, so that you can optimize, leverage or otherwise make the best use of those planned-for or unplanned-for periods of time.

Here is one set of example questions you could ask to help you make more effective use of your time, regardless of any interruption, or unexpected or distracting event.

“Never permit a dichotomy to rule your life, a dichotomy in which you hate what you do so you can have pleasure in your spare time. Look for a situation in which your work will give you as much happiness as your spare time.” – Pablo Picasso, artist

(Can I Make This) Quality Time?

  • Is it pure? [resulting in no distractions, disruptions, delays from your goals or mission]
  • Is it sweet? [warm, refreshing and enjoyable experience or environment or forum or venue]
  • Is it absolute? [secure, or obligated to my relationship, or persuasive or memorable]

“We need to internalize this idea of excellence. Not many folks spend a lot of time trying to be excellent.”
- USA President Barack Obama

Continued in Part 2.

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Time Management – Tools and Tips for Success

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Success can be determined by how well you have achieved your goals.  Since we all live in a physical world determined by space and time, we all realize that the time to create our goals and dreams is constricted by time.  We all have the same 24 hours in a day….  So what makes some of us more successful than others?  A big portion is our use of time.  Read on for how to manage your time better.

We are all so busy these days that it seems we are doing so many things and I for one realize that I’m not performing as well as I would like. Do you feel the same?

There are so many responsibilities on a day to day basis that I often wonder if I’m going to be able to accomplish all the tasks I have in front of me. Those feelings of overwhelm have become a familiar friend. With all the stress in my life I had to find a new way of working. A new plan that would help me not only stay on task but also be able to accomplish them in a timely manner.

The solution: a good time management system. Let’s face it there are tons of different time management systems out there. Some work for a while and some don’t ever work. If I’m going to use a time management system then I have to use one that I know will work for me.

The first step was to sit down and come up with a plan that would work for me on a day to day basis, but could be flexible with my busy life.

Here are the steps that I followed to put my plan in place:

  1. Target: I first had to come up with a target regarding the tasks that needed to be completed and how much time I had in order to get them done. Some jobs are ongoing but other jobs have a completion date.
  2. Planning: This part is very important because I had to decide how much time each job was going to take, when it needed to be completed, or if it was an ongoing job so I would schedule time to work on the task.
  3. Prioritize: Another important part in figuring out my time management plan. Some of the tasks I perform are urgent or have a completion that has to be met. I know this is going to be an ongoing challenge as new tasks come up but if I keep my time management plan handy I can make changes as I go along.
  4. Schedule: One of the benefits of having an effective time management plan is being able to schedule my time. One thing I started doing was to put in not only tasks for my job but also events that occur in my personal life. For instance, I now have a time slotted for when I go to the gym and when I have lunch or dinner with certain friends.

It turned out that putting together a time management plan wasn’t all that difficult once I sat down and took a look at all the task and events I have in my life. Everything is now in one place on a calendar that I put together on my computer. It can be changed as I go along and I can print it out to take with me so I have it in case I need to add something to the plan.

There are many tips and techniques available to help you manage your time more effectively. All you need is to find the ones that work for you. For more information check out http://bettertimemanagementblog.blogspot.com/

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Employee Time Management Software – Taking Advantage to the Fullest

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Using the right tools can certainly give you more of an advantage in terms of increasing your income, reducing your costs and reducing time doing your everyday tasks.  As a result, it’s important to know what is out there and how you can use it to your greatest advantage.  In this article, we discuss how to best use employee time management software to get the best results for your business.

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Time is one of the most precious resources to businesses today and one way to take better advantage of this is to implement some type of employee time management software. We all talk about getting more with less, yet we continue to do the same old things expecting different results. Time is one of those resources that once spent it is gone never to return.

So how do we get more from a constant source? After all a second is a second! A minute is a minute! An hour is an hour and so on until there is no more time available. It will continue to tick and tick away until it is gone forever. Although I am not going to sit here and recommend any one employee time management software in particular I will say that you need something to get your business day under control before you don’t have a business anymore to worry about!

Time management software will go deeper than just tomorrow…

Regarding how a good employee time management software system can help you manage your day boils down to prioritizing what is important from what isn’t. Too many times we start the day thinking that we have all the time in the world to complete what we need to do and before we know it we haven’t even come close to accomplishing anything at all. Some people, including myself, have thought that making a list the day before of what I really need to do tomorrow is a great and effective way to prioritize our day! I guess after applying this practice for a long time I would have to say “Hog Wash!”

Good employee time management software will go deeper than just tomorrow. It is more than just prioritizing a day or two, or even a week or month. Good business planning means that you have to separate what really matters from what doesn’t. What is going to keep your doors open and expanding your business from just surviving. Therefore, using software that will dig deeper into why you are doing something instead of just doing it. Not doing something because we have done it this way for ever. No we need to ask if what I’m doing is going to bring something back to the business.

An employee time management software system should be helping you to make better decisions about how you spend your time. After all anyone can set up and schedule for what you need to do tomorrow. Heck I don’t need some expense software or any system for that matter to help me just write out a schedule for tomorrow. I need a software or system that will help me make better decisions about how to spend my time. Better decision making is truly the key to good time management.

I am not suggesting that we should be rude…

So let’s talk about some of the everyday decisions that we make without giving much thought of whether it will pay dividends to our business. The conversations that we have on a daily basis must be questioned to know whether they are going to bring back returns to our business. I am not suggesting that we should be rude, but sitting and having lunch with someone that is not adding value should not happen. Calls we make should be focused on bringing value to our business. Conversations we have with our employees need to be focused on building our business. Again, I am not suggesting being rude to anyone. Just know what you need to accomplish and focus on that. An employee time management software system should be focused on that as well.

Employee time management software can also be used to help drive productivity for your staff as well. Are our employees being as productive as possible? After all labor is generally the most expensive part of any business. If you can find another thirty minutes to hour for each employee you have how much would that be worth to your business? My guess is with most reputable time management software systems you will find much more than this. It might be as simple as adjusting schedules. It might mean simply that you begin the day with a quick team meeting to prioritize everyone’s day by establishing a solid plan!

For more information on employee or employment types of software please visit my website Employee Handbook Templates.


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Time Management For Project Managers

Time management for project managers is even more important in organizations because project managers are responsible for the schedules of everyone else as well as the progression of the project at hand.  When a project is running behind schedule, it is up to the project manager to find places where they can make up for the time to get the project back on schedule.  Read on for more about how project managers can handle time management.

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Project managers are often faced with the dilemma of managing their time. The influx of tasks to be done at the same time can be very distressing. Most of these tasks have the same level of priority which can make a project manager baffled on how and where to start.

Effective time management is the key to handling multiple tasks easily. This is a skill that every project managers should exercise at all times.

Time and Goal Awareness

First thing that a project manager should do is to be aware of his/her use of time. Being aware not only means knowing but also analyzing. Analyze how time is spent during the day at during the week. Find out if there is an emerging pattern. Find out how much time was spent doing the tasks needed to complete a project. List down each task and the time spent doing it. Then list down any patterns transpiring during the week. Check those tasks done in a week if it leads to completing project goals.

Planning Time to Meet Project Goals

Start planning time to meet project goals by eliminating tasks that can be delegated. Combine recurring tasks done everyday that can be done in a few hours a day. Tasks should be scheduled in chronological order in order to eliminate going back and forth doing it. Allot a day in a week to schedule meetings. Allot time for answering queries from members and colleagues and inform them about it. Allot a few hours of free time which serves as contingency. Allot time in a week for reviewing tasks completed and plan for the next week’s agenda.

Time management in the workplace is crucial in the success or failure of a project or a leader. Analyzing and planning time is just the beginning. A project manager should follow the plan and learn how to deal with tasks that is not on schedule. A project manager can use a project management software to schedule and manage his/her time.


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Effective Tips for Task Management

Task management can certainly be considered as being related to time management.  These strategies are related because when people feel that they are in congtrol of their tasks, they feel as if they have more control over their time. So in managing the tasks, what is the best thing that you can do?  Read on for more in this article as it discusses 7 tips for task management.

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Here is an article titled “7 Tips for Effective Task Management”:

Effective task management is essential to completing any project successfully whether working solo or with a team. There are several tools available with many features that make the task management process much more efficient and convenient for individuals and teams.

1. Daily Task Planning

At the end of the work day, take the time to review the day’s accomplishments, cross them off of your list and plan your work for the next day.

2. Identify Tasks

It’s helpful to periodically do a ‘brain dump’ and make a list of all of the tasks that you must complete. Do a mental scan of all of your projects so that you can capture everything.

3. Limit tasks to a single action item

Break larger task down to their simplest form– a single action item that can be completed in one sitting.

4. Prioritize

Give each task a priority. You can’t complete them all in a day, and some tasks are contingent on the completion of a previous task.

5. Assign Due Dates
Once tasks are in their priority order assign due dates to them to help you track the status of a project against the projects major milestones.

6. Separate tasks into Categories

Establish a set of categories that correspond to the projects characteristics and assign certain tasks to the appropriate category.

7. Celebrate Important Project Milestones

Achieving important project milestones is a great excuse to celebrate the progress you are making on the overall project.

Keeping track of all tasks for a particular project in a single location is key!

Author, Tia Jones, is a freelance writer who contributes articles on collaboration software and project management for Central Desktop. For more information on how businesses can use collaboration software to increase productivity and improve project management visit http://www.CentralDesktop.com

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Time Management Software – What are the Features to Look For?

Great time management software is usually determined by the set of features it has.  Time management software is taking the place over the traditional physical forms of time management tools like the day timer.  Especially with devices like iPhone and Blackberry, there are many different types of apps for these smartphones as well, and apps are a form of software.

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You’re looking to make changes in how your company manages time and projects. But how will you manage to implement those changes? Making changes in your time management system can be a challenge and could include a multitude of questions. There are many considerations; after all, it isn’t just about you but equally about those that work with you. You probably have a system for bookkeeping and payroll right now, but in the ever-changing world of business you have most likely heard there are more effective tools for putting the numbers to work for you. These tools are known as Time Management Software, Project Management Software and Business Management Software.

Change, in the Business sense, is better labeled “progress”. Progress is important, for it encompasses much in the business world, and without it you are merely spinning your wheels. History tends to reveal many answers. Take for instance two corner grocery stores in say the 50s. Store A puts all the receipts for ordering resale goods, utilities, hours of his employees and the tapes from his adding machine into a paper bag and brings them home on the weekend to balance between receivables and payouts.

Store B’s owner keeps a log of sold items, employee tasks and items spoiled or out dated along with a simple two column ledger he kept up at the close of each day. There were not any differences that seemed major between store A and B in the beginning but in time store A developed a reputation for having out dated goods and spoiled product, the shelves were dusty and bookwork was behind by months because life happened on the weekends. Store A was beginning to loose revenue yet he was unaware of the reason because he did not have a time management or project management system in place. Store B continued to thrive, always offering the freshest product to their customers, cheerful employees that knew what was expected of them, and a store that seemed to carry just what the customer wanted.

Store B had a system for project management, time management and business management. Store B excelled to become a huge grocery store chain, where store A threw in the towel and locked their doors for the final time. The moral of the story is you need to have a system to manage your numbers. How good that system is will dictate the progress of your company. If progress means changing to a time tracking software system in today’s world, then you need to know what you’re looking for.

Since Time is Money, you need time management software as well as business management software to make your business as successful as it can be. The software you choose should feature as many of the following characteristics as possible:

WEB Based (Installed or Hosted Online)

Over 134 reports

Automated reporting, notifications, job tasking

Custom reports & graphs supported

Unlimited clients, projects, tasks, addresses, notes

Support billable, nonbillable, overtime, flextime

International date, time, currencies

Customizable terminology and user interfaces

Unlimited user definable custom fields

Free web-based teaching materials

Corporate Compliance & Governance

Windows Authentication (LDAP)

Itemized security permissions

XML, Web services architecture

Very scalable architecture

Full Export / Import capability

Included Integration:

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Project (Microsoft certified)

Microsoft Project Server (Microsoft certified)

Intuit QuickBooks

Microsoft Access

Gregg Hall is an author living in Navarre Florida. Find more about this as well as time managment software at http://www.dovico.com

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Time Management Tools – A Few Tools That Will Help You Become Organized

Using time management tools can make a huge difference in being able to get a handle on your time.  Some tools are on paper, others are software programs.  IT all depends upon what your personality and style is.  Read on for more about what kinds of tools are available and what fits best with your personality.

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Time is plainly hard to manage for a lot of people because of numerous distractions that keep them from being productive. In order to have effective time management, you need to have tools that will hopefully keep you on track and allow you to finish things that need to be done.

There are various time management tools that can be used if you want to change your bad time management habits. The most common is the pen-and-paper combination. In the world of MacBooks and Blackberry phones, carrying pen and paper around may seem ridiculous, but it really is not. Of course, gadgets are awesome but the thing is they run out of battery. Pen and paper, on the other hand, don’t. Plus, the pen and paper can easily be pocketed. And compared to pricey gadgets, no one really steals pen and paper.

Using pen and paper as your daily planner will enable you to keep tabs of anything you feel is important. These vital tools will keep your thoughts organized and will help you develop the habit of jotting things down that will eventually help you to be a better worker.

Paper will be forever reliable especially if it is in the form of sticky notes and post-it. This particular time management tools are highly effective especially if you strategically post them on an area that you actually see all the time. If you practically live in front of your computer, posting the notes on your monitor will be a great idea. You can also have sticky notes on your bedroom wall, refrigerator door or even on the cover of your favorite book.

Another tool people could use is the ever reliable planner (or organizer). Now, this is also considered “pen and paper” combination but unlike the aforementioned tools, planners are more organized and detailed. This can also be the tool where you can input the tasks that you’ve accomplished so far.

The planner can also be a constant reminder of special occasions in your life. You can easily keep tabs on your loved-ones’ birthdays, anniversaries and any other events important to your life. This way, you won’t be caught off-guard and no one in the family will be mad at you for not remembering his/her birthday.

It may sound funny or a little bit bordering OCD but having a back-up planner is another wise technique to manage your time properly. You can have one at home and one at the office. And both must be updated. If you think this is too much, you can just have your planner and your smart phone as a back-up.

The last and certainly the most important time management tools there is your health. This may seem strange to others (and perhaps to you as well) but you have to keep in mind that your body is the one that enables you to do your work. Without it, all the “ridiculous” planning and strategies to manage your time will be futile. Take care of your body for you to have enough energy to really get things done.

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Here are some blog postings about time management tools:

Tracking Your Time: 5 Awesome Tools For Freelancers for Time

Taimur, great to see your thoughts on these different time management tools. We’d love to know what you think of Qlockwork – it’s a time tracking app we wrote as an Outlook plug-in, so if you’re an Outlook user it’s really easy to use. …

Publish Date: 06/11/2010

15 Free Online Time Management Tools

I did some research and discovered (thanks to FreelanceSwitch.com and go2web20.net) that there are actually a ton of free online time management tools. Here’s some of the one’s that looked worth while. All should be free or in some type …

Publish Date: 08/28/2009

The 25 Best Time Management Tools & Techniques: How to Get More

The 25 Best Time Management Tools & Techniques: How to Get More Done Without Driving Yourself Crazy. ISBN13: 9780976950608; Condition: New; Notes: BRAND NEW FROM PUBLISHER! BUY WITH CONFIDENCE, Over one million books sold! …

Publish Date: 12/07/2010

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5 Time Management Tips Which Reduce Stress

Stress is the number 1 cause of illness today and the reduction of that stress will create an abiltty to enjoy life more fully and to be more healthy.  Since stress is tied so much into lifestyle, then the way to reduce stress is to get a  better handle on your time.  Having a good time management plan that will keep you from feeling overwhelmed is the key to getting more done with less worry.  This article shares some tips on how to do that.

But first, here are some videos that give you some time management tips.

Stress & Time Management

Stress and time management (or lack of it) are closely related. After all, the source of stress is usually that there’s not enough — not enough time, not enough money, not enough confidence. And since time is even more scarce and precious than money…

Transcendental Meditation – Time management and performance under stress

www.tm.org Bob Jones, chief investment officer, New York City talks about how Transcendental Meditation helps him to use his time efficiently and reduce stress under pressure. When I started Transcendental Meditation, when I was 15, I was a B student…

Tips for stress reduction

Tis the season to be merry but for many the holidays are also the season for stress, worry and sadness. The Associated Press found that 22 percent of Americans are going into the holiday season with high stress levels due to debt. Additionally, the A…

Here an article titled: 5 Time Management Tips for Reducing Stress

Many people experience increased stress due to having more tasks to accomplish than they can handle. Just the pressure of such a workload can increase stress. One way to lessen this high level of health jeopardizing stress is to take charge of your work load and your life to put things in perspective. Implementing the tips below can have the added benefit of actually getting more done!

1. Identify how your time is currently spent. Keep a journal for a few days or a week to see what type of tasks you do, how much time they take and to identify activities that take up too much time or ones that are non-productive.

2. Set goals and prioritize. Decide what is really important and what needs to be done NOW. Always ask yourself if what you are doing is getting you closer to your goal.

3. Keep a calendar handy and make a habit of using it. Write down your appointments and other important obligations. We are all guilty of overlooking or forgetting things because we didn’t write them down thinking there is no way we would forget.

4. Avoid distractions. Set yourself up for success by avoiding the activities you identified that were taking up too much time. It is OK to still do them, just be sure you monitor how much time you spend. You might start by scheduling it in so you know you will get a chance to watch your favorite show for example, and not end up wasting the entire evening.

5. Break tasks up into smaller steps. Start small and build yourself and your time management skills up in a positive way. Every step you accomplish is a reason for celebration, and by having parts of a larger task done ahead of time you will find the last minute rush to completion is much easier and less stressful.

And you can get a free mini course on 5 tips to a healthy lifestyle at http://www.healthwellnessconnection.com, where Mary Ann MacKay shares her research promoting healthy living through nutrition, diet and a healthy

Here are some blog postings with time management tips that reduce stress.

The Top 5 Stress Management Tips That Really Work | Health For World

Here are some easy stress management tips to place into your life for a bit more help: 1. Manage your life’s tasks on paper. If you feel that you do not have time to get everything written down, make the time. Use a date book, …

Publish Date: 12/06/2010

Stress Management Tips and Advice | Akira Jobs

Stress Management Tips and Advice. stress management by familymwr. Stress is commonplace in western societies. A modicum of stress in the workplace can provide a stimulus to motivation and help achieve work tasks and objectives. … The author regularly visits North Cyprus and spends time in rural areas. For people who live in the northern hemisphere, the winter season can be a contributor to high stress levels. This is not due to the cold, but rather the shortness of the …

Publish Date: 12/03/2010

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