Time Management Tuesday – 4/17/12

Time Management Tuesday

We ended last week’s post discussing habits – both how they form and how they work.  For an in-depth analysis of this topic pick up Charles Duhigg’s The Power of Habit.  He does an excellent job of describing the power of habits and how they rule much of what we do everyday.  This week I will […]

Crucial Concept – The Ten Minute Rule

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While reading Kelly McGonigal’s excellent The Willpower Instinct this weekend I came across a crucial concept that I want to share with you today.  In chapter seven, “Putting the Future on Sale:  The Economics of Instant Gratification” McGonigal discusses the value of the ten minute rule:  either waiting ten minutes for a reward or working on […]

Time Management Tuesday – 4/10/12

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In last week’s post on time management I discussed how productive the eight hours before a vacation are for most workers.  This week we will discuss how establishing everyday habits that mimic those eight hours can not only sharpen our time management skills, but increase our productivity as well. This idea on habit formation was inspired […]

Book Review – The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

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The stated purpose of The Power of Habit is to explain how habits work and, hopefully when armed with this information, the reader will be able to devise methods to go about changing their habits for good.  Along the way New York Times investigative reporter Charles Duhigg takes the reader on an informative, lively tour of […]