Craig writes about time management on the Time Management Ninja blog. He hasn’t written a book (yet), but there is gold in the blog posts. Here are a couple of posts I liked:
– How to get everything done by doing 1 thing. It’s usually impossible to do a whole thing in one go – so we have to do it bit-by-bit. Craig shares 5 tips for getting the one thing done – (1) keep it top of mind, (3) announce it to others, and three other tips.
– When you are in a meeting, be in the meeting. Seven rules for attending and participating in a meeting. Don’t go if you aren’t going to participate and contribute. Tip #5, “Be prepared – Just showing up at the meeting is a waste of everyone’s time. If you are not prepared to discuss the topic at hand, you should cancel the meeting and reschedule. I have seen a meeting to review a 100 page document that was sent out mere minutes before the start time. Do you think anyone had read it?“
– Put on your productivity blinders. They will help you focus on the task at hand. Eg., work in a quiet location, turn off interruptions, and shut the door, among others.
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