Why Did I Waste My Time Attending That “Mandatory” Staff Meeting?

“Another hour of my time wasted,” you think, as you’re leaving yet another meeting that went nowhere.stop wasting time” That’s very often what staff members think when their leader doesn’t take charge of a meeting that he scheduled.

If you are that leader, you need to set the agenda and give clear instructions before the meeting – what people should do to prepare and what outcomes are expected. Participants will end up frustrated when they don’t know what the next steps are. …Read more…

Use Mindfulness to Increase Your Self-Awareness and Effectiveness

An interview on the benefits of mindfulness with Peregrine Kavros, clinical neuropsychologist and Founder of Management Focus 

What is Mindfulness?mindfulness word in wood type

Mindfulness is a meditative practice that comes to us from Buddhism. According to founder Jon Kabat Zinn, mindfulness is a way of paying attention to what is happening in the present moment in a non-judgmental manner. Mindfulness is a skill that develops slowly over time; it teaches us how to be more self-aware and less reactive to negative events or stimuli.

Why is it important to be mindful?

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How to Stop Email Insanity and Improve Your Efficiency

This post first appeared in Ken’s Views. A veteran of 30 years in communications, Ken Jacobs helps PR and other communications agencies grow their business and develop staff.

I’m amazed that my clients, associates, and friends who complain about never having enough time in the day to complete their critical tasks don’t realize one of the biggest contributors to their time management issues: inefficient email use. Geschäftsmann, Nur kein Sress!

It’s my view that email is one of the business world’s biggest time-sucking culprits, not to mention one of the worst communications tools we have. In fact, I believe it should be branded as the best tool for miscommunication!

But there are things you can do, starting today, to lessen how much time email takes from your day. I realize you may respond to some of these recommendations with gasps, head-shaking or disbelief. Good! If I don’t challenge some of your long-held misconceptions about email, it will keep preventing …Read more…