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Time Management Ninja - Tools and tips for effective time management strategies, goal setting, and motivation.

Time Management Ninja - Tools and tips for effective time management strategies, goal setting, and motivation.
Today is tax day in the U.S. I am always amazed at how many people wait until the last possible minute to file. It is estimated that 30% of Americans file their taxes in the last two weeks before the deadline. That is some serious procrastination, which leads to much unneeded stress and life friction. Did you wait until the last second? Or are you among those already relaxing while others scramble to complete their tax returns?

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15 Best Microsoft Office Excel 2010 Budgeting Templates For Personal And Business Use Advertisement Budgeting has always been a time and money consuming issue, not only for the individuals but also for the business entities. Though Office Excel has provided the spreadsheet for the calculation along with many tools based on the formulas but now, specialized templates have been developed for the purpose. Though the facility was available even in the Excel 2003 and Excel 2007, but now in Excel 2010, large number of templates are workable and are available; ‘Online’ which may be downloaded ‘Free’ from the site of Microsoft.

Card Decks for Agile Transitions » Context I have put some of my knowledge and that of others into a little tool that I really believe can help people conduct Agile Transitions out there. The tool stems from issues and successes I have had when conducting Agile Enablements, and recent results in trying the tool in situ. The premise is that an Agile Transition is indeed a form of change within an organisation – nothing new here – and that we should pay at least as much attention to how we conduct the change as to what the change itself actually is. What is it? John Kotter comes with a model of change management which I have found inspiring, and that might inspire others too.

liquidplanner Since I've been serving proudly as the LiquidPlanner Social Media Evangelist for almost a year now, I wanted to take some more time to evaluate other online project management tools and get a better understanding of what the competition is like in the space. This post will not be another comparison of Basecamp, I think I've made it pretty clear that Basecamp shouldn't even really be called a project management tool, but merely a decent collaboration system, lacking in critical project management features & functionality. Clarizen Good PMO » Blog Archive » Don’t bore me, tell me what I need to know – Status Report Some PMs, when asked by their managers how their project is doing, tend to go into a lot of detail explaining the complexities of their latest issue or current activities. Other PMs like to keep it to themselves and say very little, i.e. all is good, trust my feelings, don’t ask me more questions and let me go. The truth is that the question on project performance can be answered professionally with significant and relevant data, and management should be clear on how that looks like.

The struggle to save Chandigarh In the 1950s, the Indian city of Chandigarh was developed as a modernist miracle. Le Corbusier implemented and augmented a master plan set down by American architects Albert Mayer and Matthew Nowicki, and designed numerous civic landmarks including the Secretariat, High Court, Legislative Assembly, and the Museum of Knowledge. Since then, what was slow-motion entropy through neglect has turned into a much more urgent situation due to recent evidence of wide-scale pillage. Blog « We talk a lot at Think Productive about avoiding meetings, and ways to achieve the goal in a different way. However, we mustn’t overlook the times when only a meeting will do. Image – License Some rights reserved by Sam Bald

Kotter's 8-Step Change Model - Change Management Training from MindTools Implementing Change Powerfully and Successfully Learn how to implement change powerfully and successfully Change is the only constant. – Heraclitus, Greek philosopher What was true more than 2,000 years ago is just as true today. We live in a world where "business as usual" is change. New initiatives, project-based working, technology improvements, staying ahead of the competition – these things come together to drive ongoing changes to the way we work.

Move contacts to another computer - Outlook - Microsoft Office Important notice for users of Office 2003 To continue receiving security updates for Office, make sure you're running Office 2003 Service Pack 3 (SP3). The support for Office 2003 ends April 8, 2014. If you’re running Office 2003 after support ends, to receive all important security updates for Office, you need to upgrade to a later version such as Office 365 or Office 2013. For more information, see Support is ending for Office 2003. When you purchase a new computer, you will probably want to use Outlook with your existing contact list instead of entering all those names again. Project Management Project management is about improving the likelihood of success of time-limited initiatives by applying certain practices. These practices include establishing clear accountabilities, defining objectives and outcomes, establishing the scope, planning, monitoring, and reporting controls for project activities. Guidance, tools and resources put in place by CIOB in support of sound project management are listed below. Please note: The Enhanced Management Framework (EMF) used by the Government of Canada to direct the management of Information Management and Information Technology (IM/IT) projects is under review. Key tools from the EMF have been updated and are accessible below.

Court backs Italy in school crucifix dispute In today’s Grand Chamber judgment in the case of Lautsi and Others v. Italy (application no. 30814/06), which is final (1), the European Court of Human Rights held, by a majority (15 votes to two), that there had been: No violation of Article 2 of Protocol No. 1 (right to education) to the European Convention on Human Rights. The case concerned the presence of crucifixes in State-school classrooms in Italy, which, according to the applicants, was incompatible with the obligation on the State, in the exercise of the functions which it assumed in relation to education and to teaching, to respect the right of parents to ensure such education and teaching in accordance with their own religious and philosophical convictions.

Weekly Review: Key to GTD and achieving goals By Leo Babauta David Allen says that if you are not doing your weekly review, you are not doing GTD. I agree completely, and I’d like to add to that: if you are not reviewing your goals weekly, you are not focused on achieving your goals. Every GTDer has put off the weekly review, sometimes for several weeks at a time. Every GTDer has felt the guilt of not doing the weekly review.

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