Back in January, I put out a call for reader time logs. Tiffany King responded and shared a bit of her life with me. She’s a mom of 4 kids, who she’s homeschooled. The oldest two are now in college. The youngest two were — in January when we first corresponded — 10 and 14.
For years, she’s identified herself primarily as a stay-at-home mom (SAHM… read more »
I’ve written here (and elsewhere) before of how I’ve come to see blogging as my daily writing practice. I write for a living, and I need to get better and more efficient at it. Just as a musician might spend time playing scales, I spend time blogging.
Whether I’m getting better is hard to say. But I am definitely getting faster. Last week, my Fortune editor… read more »
When it comes to flexible work arrangements, a lot of attention centers on the ask. What do managers react most positively to? Who is most likely to be granted flexible work arrangements?
To figure this out, teams from the Yale School of Management, Harvard Business School, and the University of Texas tried out a number of different scenarios. Managers were… read more »
Time management isn’t just about the management of hours. It’s also about managing energy. Some activities feel more energizing than others. Some are draining enough to require downtime afterwards.
It might help to think of energy as a pot. Some activities pour energy in. Some pour it out.
So how do you achieve the right level?
I kind of like the numerica… read more »
There are some jobs that — for the time being, at least — require someone to be at a certain place at a certain time. Many teaching jobs are like that. Childcare, obviously, requires a proximity to the child at a certain time. Most medical procedures are done in person, and plenty of us who shop still appreciate live clerks who are actually in the sto… read more »