"prioritization" tagged articles

What Makes You Late?

“It was the traffic.” “I missed a train.” “It was my partner’s fault.” We all run late occasionall...

The Power of the Life Plan

It’s said that most people spend more time planning a vacation than they do planning their lives. But a good life plan, which you re...

Goal-Setting: Benefits and Cautions

Goals? Sure, I have them and I could more or less tell you what they are, but I didn’t need to write them down like all those motivati...

Down Time Is Not a Waste of Time

Some people just seem unable to switch off. They see down time as a waste of time, and any interruption or delay to their increasingly urgen...

An Experiment in Productivity

When I first made contact with Chris Bailey, his reply to my email was immediate – and automated. Bailey would be checking email just once...

How Organized Are You?

From childhood, through school and into the workplace, we are encouraged to be organized. Moms want bedrooms kept tidy, teachers want exerci...

Tick Tock…

Each person has his or her own particular strengths and skills at work. In the Mind Tools office, for example, we’ve got expert projec...

Too Much to Do? Too Little Time?

Do you spend your days “firefighting” – rushing from one urgent task to another? Or, perhaps you have so many tasks competin...