Here’s a challenge that’s harder than you might admit: Sit down with a project and focus on it, uninterrupted, for the next 90 minutes. No email, no chat, and no jumping between tasks. Oh, and touching your phone (which you do an average of 2,617 times per day) is off limits, too.
Just because your calendar is full doesn’t mean that you’re an effective time manager. It just means that you have a full diary. As a result you’re probably stressed and running around like a maniac. Time and calendar management can influence all aspects of your life.
Ahh, an empty calendar. All that free time and possibility, all the things you’re going to get done—until, that is, your coworkers see that free time and fill it jam-packed with meetings and obligations. Before that happens again, you’ve got to get on the defensive.
Han reddede verden i al ubemærkethed. Og han døde i al ubemærkethed. Stanislav Petrov blev 77 år. “Jeg har aldrig mødt ham – og alligevel har han været med mig i de sidste to år,” skriver Simon Kratholm Ankjærgaard, som er journalist og historiker.
The tragic crash of Air France 447 (AF447) in 2009 sent shock waves around the world. The loss was difficult to understand given the remarkable safety record of commercial aviation.
I have a few Windows 2012 R2 servers that all show 300 – 400 printers in Control Panel > Hardware > Devices and Printers. They also show up as print queues in Device Manager. Many of them are duplicates – the list in Devices and Printers looks something like this:
You want a trimmer waistline. You want to lose a few pounds of belly fat in a relatively short period of time. Shoot, you’d even love a set of six-pack abs.
Whether you’re waiting to pick up your kid after soccer, killing time until that last meeting participant shows up, or kicking off a job interview, small talk is a ubiquitous feature of modern life, but it’s not necessarily one most of us enjoy very much.
If you’re a manager, I have profound respect for you. You’re probably juggling several things — recruiting, putting teams together, scheduling shifts, managing people and tasks, handling discipline issues and, of course, keeping customers happy.
Does your work week often start like this? It’s Monday. Coffee in hand, you browse through your email, Trello, Slack channels, and Instagram feed, taking stock of what to-do’s lay ahead, what your sister did in Cancun this morning, and all the projects your team has piled on your plate.
Life is busy. It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. If you have a full-time job and kids, it’s even harder. How do you move forward?
When Angela Lee Duckworth was a young teacher in New York, she became obsessed with something seemingly simple yet remarkably hard to predict: why did some students “succeed” (learn the material and perform well), while others didn’t? Why did certain smart kids fail to learn hard concepts, while cer
Passwords are annoying. The more complex they are, the greater the effort to memorize and enter them. As an administrator, you are responsible for the IT security in your organization – and secure user passwords are an essential component.
Hvis vi uddanner os, bliver vi dygtigere – og så bliver vi belønnet af vores arbejdsplads. Sådan lyder mantraet i fagbevægelsen, der de seneste 25 år har haft stor fokus på uddannelse.
Arguments are inevitable in any human endeavor. Unfortunately, few people know how to argue effectively. As a result, many business meetings waste time and money in pointless squabbling. When confronted with a contrary opinion, unsophisticated people tend attack the other person’s credibility (e.g.
Getting things done isn’t just about shipping a product, or checking off items on a list, or even about marking a project as “Done.” Getting things done is a process: it’s a way of thinking that involves planning, execution, iteration, and reflection. There are often setbacks.
Just because your smart doesn’t mean that you’re not going to make dumb mistakes, mistakes that can hamper your career and hold you back. No matter how smart you are, you won’t achieve your full potential until you stop making this seven stupid mistakes.
Research has found that having clarity about your goals is essential to having motivation to achieve those goals. If you’re not clear on what you’re doing, it’s hard to be motivated. Which is why seemingly easy tasks, like sending a fax, could end up taking months.
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