Writing about Time Management, Life, Careers & Family

Getting time with all four

One of the challenges of managing a brood (and it is a management challenge!) is getting solo time with each of them. They definitely respond well to individual attention. Who doesn’t? Employees thrive when managers invest time in them. As in an office, though, getting one-on-one time on the calendar is easier said than done. That’s why I was qu… read more »

Conquer the world in 40 hours a week

I’ve been somewhat obsessed lately with the idea of “maximum sustainable progress.” Some people’s careers are not just productive but prolific. How do they structure their time to sustain productivity over the long haul? I suspect they work long-but-reasonable hours, and use those hours incredibly well. This got me thinking about what I would i… read more »

Breakfast in my house

Family meals sound warm and fuzzy. Then there is reality. I’ve been trying to do “family breakfast” when I can in my house — often just me and the kids, but trying to get them and me sitting around the table simultaneously. On Monday and Tuesday this week I made them pancakes. My daughter was very upset that there were no leftover pancakes on Monday (… read more »

The Working Dad’s Survival Guide: An interview with Scott Behson

Today I’m excited to turn this blog over to Scott Behson, author of The Working Dad’s Survival Guide: How to Succeed at Work and at Home. Behson is a professor of management at Fairleigh Dickinson University, and the brains behind the Fathers, Work, and Family blog. Our books came out on the same day, and though they were aimed at different gender… read more »

A week at a glance

Long time readers know I have been recording my time continuously for the last 5 months. It’s been fascinating (for me at least) to see the rhythm of my weeks. Some weeks are definitely more intense than others, and last week was one of those weeks. A lot can fit in 168 hours. The week started Monday morning in our rental house in Florida, with the day mostly… read more »