Written by Dr. Donald E. Wetmor

Time isrepparttar great equalizer for all of us. We all have 24 hours in a day, 7 days a week, yielding 168 hours per week. Take out 56 hours for sleep (we do spend about a third of our week dead) and we are down to 112 hours to achieve allrepparttar 102096 results we desire. We cannot save time (ever have any time left over on a Sunday night that you could lop over torepparttar 102097 next week?), it can only be spent. And there's only two ways to spend our time: we can spend it wisely, or, not so wisely.

We can effectively increaserepparttar 102098 amount of time available to us each week by working "smarter" rather than working "harder". In my twenty years as a full-time Professional Speaker onrepparttar 102099 topic of Time Management, I have noted five sure fire ways to make an immediate impact on increasing our available time each week.

Engage an intern Most high schools and community colleges offer intern programs for their students. The student is assigned to a real-life organization for 10-20 hours per week. They are typically unpaid but do earn academic credit and make great contacts andrepparttar 102100 organization gets an "extra pair of hands". The person who is assignedrepparttar 102101 intern can now delegate any number of things torepparttar 102102 intern to free up their time for more productive matters. It's a "Win-Win" deal for both.

Run an Interruptions Log It would be great if we could plan our dayrepparttar 102103 night before and then make that plan happen as scheduled. The real world is different. We have to deal with interruptions. Interruptions are unanticipated events that come to us viarepparttar 102104 telephone (any ofrepparttar 102105 electronic stuff: beepers, pagers, email, etc.) or in person. Many interruptions are important and are what we may be paid to handle. However, many interruptions have little or no value to our responsibilities. Run an Interruptions Log for about a week. List every interruption as it occurs and rate its value to you. A=Crucial, B=Important, C=Little value, D= No value. Afterrepparttar 102106 week of logging them in, reviewrepparttar 102107 list and take action to eliminaterepparttar 102108 repetitive C and D interruptions and re-capture some wasted time.


Written by Oscar Bruce

Genny Lloyd watched open-mouthed as Glenn Holloway came barreling throughrepparttar room almost at a run, his face beet- red, his expensive jacket slung over his shoulder like an old sweatshirt, and clearly so furious he didn't even knowrepparttar 102095 others were there. When he disappeared into his corner office with a thunderous slam ofrepparttar 102096 door, Genny looked around and asked wonderingly, "What on earth was THAT all about?"

"That," saidrepparttar 102097 man next to her, "was aboutrepparttar 102098 fact that Oscar has once again wipedrepparttar 102099 floor with him in a meeting. He can't stand it - he always acts like that afterward. You'll get used to it."

Genny was puzzled. "Hasn't Glenn been here longer than Oscar Bruce?" Sure, and that's why it makes Glenn so mad when Oscar pulls off one of these coups. Our fearless leader will spend weeks getting a presentation ready, making sure it's perfect. And then he has to sit there while Oscar just "wings it" effortlessly. Then whenrepparttar 102100 time comes to vote,repparttar 102101 votes go to Oscar. You can always tell when he's come out of one of those."

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