Time Management

What’s Your Speed Limit?

by Alli Polin on September 6, 2013

Busy is not productive or fulfilling, it's the path to burnout

Let me guess.

You had back to back meetings today followed by a few back to back conference calls.  The work plan that once made sense and was really do-able (if you actually had some time at your desk to get the work done) is now looking closer to herculean. You made it home for dinner but your brain was still swirling with work and you missed at least 50% of the conversation but you’re fairly sure  nobody noticed because you nodded a lot and smiled between bites.  After dinner wasn’t veg time in front of the TV, it was going to be workout time, but only if you didn’t have to fire up your computer to get through the emails that you didn’t get a chance to respond to today because of those back to back meetings…

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Fighting Fires in the Wild World of Work

by Alli Polin on November 13, 2012

How Leaders Fight Fires and Learn

Most leaders I know yearn to spend their time being strategic and doing interesting work but much of their days are frequently caught up in fighting fires.  Sound familiar?  From daybreak to sunset fires are constantly flaring up at work leaving little time to focus on other key leadership priorities such as mentoring and coaching.

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