Time Management

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How often do you ask yourself, “Where did the day go?” Time management is an important skill for every CEO to master. Our guide will clue you in on why Las Vegas casinos never have clocks, and give you the tools you need to get a grip of your hectic schedule.

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3 Tips for Manaing Your Time at Work

Forbes.comSo how do you make the most of the time you have? With all the modern-day distractions we encounter all day long — from the constant ping of our e-mail in-box to cell phones – it’s amazing we...

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There’s No Such Thing As the Four-Hour Work Week

Forbes.comAh time management. Possibly one of the biggest challenges every single one of us faces on this earth.

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Tick, Tick. . . Boom

EntrepreneurTime urgency is the enemy of good work and good health. No matter how out of control you feel, you can tame the beast.

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Managing Your Inbox

Inc.So your inbox runneth over with emails. How do you manage to get through it all? For busy CEOs and executives it all comes down to sorting and prioritizing them by subject or topic.

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How to Give Time Back to Your Team

HBRHave you ever wondered whether you're really making the best use of your time? Do you ever feel that too much of your day is spent on low-value activities that perhaps need to get done, but certainly...

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The Worth-Your-Time Test

HBR95% of leaders point to three things that waste their time the most: unnecessary meetings, unimportant emails, and protracted PowerPoints.

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Vanquish the Time Management Villain

HBRA leader has to establish in his team a shared language that distinguishes between "pressure on time" and "impact on goals" factors.

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It's About Time (Management)

EntrepreneurTime really is money, so treat it that way.

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Time Management in the Age of Social Media

BusinessWeekDavid Allen talks about ways you can make Facebook and Twitter work for you on the job

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Just-in-Time Strategy for a Turbulent World

McKinsey QuarterlyUncertainty and rising levels of risk make it impossible for companies to determine the future. But a portfolio-of-initiatives approach to strategy can help ensure that companies take full advantage...

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Time Bandits: How They Are Created, Why They Are Tolerated, and What Can Be Done About Them

In this article, HBR describes an omnipresent, yet often ignored resource utilization problem whereby some workers abandon certain responsibilities and use the freed-up time to pursue personal...

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Time Distribution and Interaction Patterns for PEARL Project Team

Provides data to enable students to analyze how software engineers spend their time. A rewritten version of an earlier case.

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Popular Stories

How To Respond To Negative Feedback

IncWhen an employee has the courage to give you negative feedback, you need to accept it as a gift.It's tough to receive negative feedback, but as a leader you must treat it as if it were a fine wine. Once the cork is out of the bottle, you need to identify its nuances and understand its valuable...

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What Corporate Boards Can Learn From Delaware

FortuneThe role of the board is to manage and supervise the activities of the corporation for the benefit of the common stockholders. That is, the board is a "steward" of the common stockholder, which means (according to Delaware law) that they are responsible for helping guide and advise the CEO on how...

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Listen For The Soft Knock Of Opportunity

IncOpportunity has a way of making a soft tap-tap on your door. Smart entrepreneurs listen for these signals--they have ears specifically attuned to the sound.

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6 Keys To Developing Millennials Into Managers

Entrepreneur Millennials are also known as Generation Y, Generation We, the Boomerang Generation, the Peter Pan Generation, Generation Waking Up. Refer to them as you wish, but know this: Talented individuals from this generation will be leading your team in the not-so-distance future.Believe it or not, you...

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How Do You Help Your Employees Find Flow?

HBRGreater employee freedom can create a better sense of “flow,” which enhances engagement, retention, and performance. This can be achieved by loosening your grip on work practices — but you don’t have to let go completely: remove obstacles, set boundaries and meaningful goals, then let work...

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Entrepreneurs: Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone

IncAs entrepreneurs, we crave a challenge. It's a critical component of peak performance because it provides stimulation. Without it, when we get too comfortable, we are bored, which can be the death of motivation and creativity for an ambitious business owner. Pushing yourself out of your comfort...

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Is Your Business Persona Working For You?

FortuneTo succeed in business you must assume a working personality that supplants your own, at least in part, while you grow on the job. Those who do not have a functional business persona distinct from their "true" personality either go mad or become the CEO.

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The 2 Questions Every Manager Should Be Asking

HBRWhen you read a business book or attend a presentation on a particular management practice, it is a good habit to explicitly ask, “What might it not be good for?” When might it not work; what could be its drawbacks? If the presenter’s answer is “there are none,” a healthy dose of...

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4 Ways Women Can Take Command Of A Room

Business InsiderWe’ve all seen those woman. They walk into a room and they just own it. They look polished, strong, stylish and you are pretty sure if they asked everyone to follow them out of the room, everyone would go without question.

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What I Learned In My First Year As A Female Startup CEO

Huffington PostIf a reporter asks me why it sucks to be a female CEO, I can come up with hundreds of reasons. On the other hand, if I am asked to argue why it's awesome to be a female CEO, I can also do that pretty well. So here is my take on both sides of the issue.

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Is Pope Francis The Greatest Turnaround CEO?

The EconomistBusiness schools regularly teach their students about great “turnaround CEOs” who breathe new life into dying organisations: figures such as IBM’s Lou Gerstner, Fiat’s Sergio Marchionne and Apple’s Steve Jobs. Now Harvard Business School needs to add another case study: Jorge Bergoglio,...

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How Long Is Too Long To Be CEO?

Washington PostIf Jeff Immelt indeed steps down sometime before the expected 20-year mark as CEO of General Electric, his tenure will be unusual. Not for being shorter than average — but actually, for being far longer.

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The One Trait Successful Business Leaders Share

Entrepreneur Being smart, having capital, getting along with people, buying low, selling high -- these are all important things that every good manager does. But if you want to really be part of that group of successful leaders then you must always be thinking ahead.

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4 Leadership Lessons From Captain America

CEO.comAmid another blockbuster movie and an illustrious career serving this country, Captain America has much to teach about how harnessing our passion will make us more effective leaders. With its record-breaking $92 million weekend debut, the movie "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" once again...

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Helping Employees Survive A Merger

IncHere are my strategies for getting my employees as excited as I am during this integration phase.

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