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Time Management: Time is Money, Money is Time!

Recently, as I sat in my office at Vital Spark Training Consultants, I happened to read a Proudfoot Consulting survey. Their findings shocked me; wasted time costs the UK business sector around £80bn a year! This really got me thinking about the concept of time management and how it applies to what I do, what […]


Meetings management – Time Management Tips

“History is written by people who attend meetings, and stay until the end and keep the minutes.” Anonymous Meetings are often seen as a necessary evil of office life. Few people look forward to meetings, and with good reason. Too many meetings lack purpose and structure. However, with just a few tools, you can make […]


Setting rituals – Time Management Tips

“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” Jim Rohn For most people, the word “ritual” typically conjures up an image of a boring, repetitive life, with every moment controlled and managed, and no room for spontaneity. Rituals and routines, however, can actually help increase the spontaneity and fun in your life. Because routine tasks […]


Electronic communications – Time Management Tips

Dealing with email Electronic communication can be managed just as easily and as quickly as paper with the four D’s that we recently discussed. However, there are some other key ideas that will help you maximise your e-mail time. Like other routine tasks (such as returning phone calls, handling paper mail, and checking voice mail), […]


Organising your workspace – Time Management Tips

“The only thing even in this world is the number of hours in a day. The difference in winning or losing is what you do with those hours.” Woody Hayes In order to effectively manage your time and to be productive each day, you must create an appropriate environment. By eliminating clutter, setting up an […]


Tackling procrastination – Time Management Tips

“I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.” Thomas Jefferson Procrastination means delaying a task (or even several tasks) that should be a priority. The ability to overcome procrastination and tackle the important actions that have the biggest positive impact in your life […]


Prioritising your time – Time Management Tips

“What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important.” Dwight D. Eisenhower Time management is about more than just managing our time; it is about managing ourselves, in relation to time. It is about setting priorities and taking charge. It means changing habits or activities that cause us to waste time. […]


Setting SMART Goals – Time Management Tips

“The bad news is that time flies. The good news is that you are the pilot.” Michael Altshuler SMART goals are key to every part of the sales and negotiating process. Here we are focusing more on time management tips! Goal setting is critical to effective time management strategies. It is the single most important life […]


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