Is Generative AI Killing the Environment?

Whether you are *a steadfast environmentalist or *you do what you can, when you can to help preserve the earth or *you don’t really care about going green…   you might be fascinated to find out that generative AI consumes an enormous amount of energy and natural resources!   Discussions about AI are all the…

Read More

Groundhog Day and Time Management

Did you know that February is National Time Management Month? It seems ironic that someone chose the shortest month of the year for this occasion. But in 2024, Leap Day occurs, so we’ll have an extra day this February! February also celebrates Groundhog Day, so Old Punxsutawney Phil will soon be checking his shadow. Or,…

Read More

How to Prioritize Tasks: Preventing Fire Drills

  Last week I shared a list of triaging questions to ask yourself when you’re wondering, “How do I prioritize all of these tasks??” Now let’s look at another stage of the prioritization process: prevention of fire drills. This calls for debriefing and learning from past experiences.   When you find yourself in situations like…

Read More

How to Prioritize Tasks

  One of the key time management strategies we cover in my time management fundamentals workshop is prioritizing tasks. When you have dozens or hundreds of items on your task list, it can be overwhelming to decide what to work on next.   A question I’m often asked is, “If we have multiple tasks we absolutely…

Read More

Time Management Books

If you’re trying to figure out a last-minute gift for someone who’s mentioned their wish for time management help, or maybe you’re looking for a great resource to use to kick off the year on a strong note, here are a few recommendations for time management books:   Change Your Schedule, Change Your Life: How…

Read More

What Is a Priority and Why Is It Important?

If you’ve browsed or studied material on the subject of productivity or time management, you’ve probably encountered the words priority and prioritization. These terms are used in our daily language and understood by most people. As an example, you might read sports articles about how “America’s Team” (aka the Dallas Cowboys football team) made it…

Read More

Top 5 Productivity Tips for the Workplace

If you’ve had more than a quick networking conversation with me, you know that I enjoy learning about why things work. When someone asks me for advice, I like to also share the explanation of why that particular recommendation works. A few weeks ago, a journalist asked for my best productivity tips for the workplace…

Read More