Tag: productivity

The Sex Appeal of Email

Of course I have work to do but skimming my 156 emails from yesterday has this … dare I say, sex appeal. If you Google “what is sex appeal?” wikihow.com says that “sex appeal is, by nature, almost undefinable” … then goes on to explain how it’s a “nebulous quality that draws you to someone […]

A sure fire recipe for getting nothing done!

What is Toggling Costing You? We all know that countless interruptions throughout our work day is a sure fire recipe for getting nothing done. In an effort to stay on top of all the communications we get on a daily basis we have embraced the art of multi-tasking. Taking a sneak peak at our Twitter […]

Feeling like there isn’t enough time?

It’s no wonder that people are always saying ‘there’s not enough time’, especially after reading this list. I love Lifehack and they have captured their top 15 reasons why you think you can’t rest and relax. My top 3 of their top 15 are: You don’t plan your day You check your smart phone every […]

Town of Caledon – Mayor’s Business Breakfast

At the Mayor’s Business Breakfast I’ll refer to these apps that you can consider adopting for increased productivity while away from the office. Before you download these apps or any others, ask yourself these questions: Do you already have a tool that does this function What specific problem will this app solve? How will it […]

Organizing to balance life and work

There is an old saying, that I first learned from a carpenter, that goes like this: Pick two of the following three options 1) good, 2) quick 3) cheap You can have good and quick but it probably won’t be cheap You can have good and cheap but it probably won’t be quick You can […]

Calendar versus Tasks

We use calendars so we know what we need to show up for but where do you keep track of all the tasks….. by tasks I mean the tiny action items that require time to execute but don’t necessarily get scheduled into the calendar? A task can be a call you need to make tomorrow […]

Still wrestling with time management?

I Googled “Time Management” and got over 1 billion hits in less than 26 seconds so, don’t worry you’re not alone! The problem isn’t that you have a challenge but rather that you can’t talk about it at work (for many obvious reasons) or with your family or loved one’s because they probably seem used […]

Surviving Day 1 through 5 After a Holiday

Whether it’s March break, summer vacation, Family Day or a long weekend the first day or week in the office can be hazardous to your health, literally! Read through the tips 2-3 weeks before you leave on vacation so that you can create strategies for you upon your return. I bet you and your team […]

High Priorities and Your Time

Do you have the best intentions to focus your time on the high priority activities but find find yourself spending valuable time on the low priority tasks? Research has shown that people tend to work on the low priority tasks because they have a fear that they will be forgotten. This can be prevented through […]

Don’t be ridicilous! Three Steps??

It sounds absolutely ridiculous when I read how overly simple people try to make getting organized out to be. I’ve read “in these 3 steps” or “in 5 minutes a day” and then I’m promised all the upsides of what being organized will do for me. I agree with the benefits of being organized but […]