“Work Smarter!” you say? How annoying.

Work smarter…not harder. ~Allan H. Mogensen, the father of flowcharts, ca. 1930   For knowledge workers, “hard” work is often measured by time spent – an eight-hour day becoming a ten-hour one, for example.  Hard workers put in extra hours, check their work email...

Your calendar is a shield, not a sponge!

Your calendar is the shield with which you defend your balanced life.  However, too often we treat it as a sponge for other peoples’ priorities.   In this video, Dr. Melissa Gratias gives three tips to use your calendar as the important time management tool...

10 Tips to Finish the Year Well

There’s nothing astronomically significant that happens at midnight on December 31st.  There’s no “New Year Comet” that flies through the sky.  If you really want to get astronomically geeky about it, a year is not really a year. There is a psychological significance,...

Do we even need voicemail anymore?

Fewer and fewer professionals are struggling with voicemail as a productivity problem.  Many people don’t get any voicemails.   In this video, Dr. Melissa Gratias asks for your input on the state of voicemail.  Is it still a useful business tool?  ...