What’s your procrastination style?

What's your procrastination style?

Six Styles. Read ‘Em. Try ‘Em On. Pick Out A Procrastination Style That Fits You Best.

For most of us, getting through the day means getting through your work. Whether you work at home or in an office, there is always something to do and something that needs to be completed. But sometimes we would rather do almost anything than the one thing that needs do get done the most.

For those of you who may find you procrastinate, here’s a way to determine what procrastination style you have. This was developed by Dr. Linda Sapadin and is called, “The 6 Styles of Procrastination and How to Overcome Them.”

The Perfectionist Procrastinator…But I want it to be perfect!

* Do I have difficulty starting or completing tasks because my standards are too high?
* Am I reluctant to delegate tasks or work with others unless they do things my way?
* Do I get preoccupied with details, rules or schedules that others don’t care about?

The Dreamer Procrastinator…But I hate dealing with all those bothersome details!

* Do I think a lot about what I’d like to accomplish but rarely get projects off the ground?
* Do I wait for opportunities to drop into my lap rather than take an active “go get ’em” * approach?
* Do I long to be able to go from “A” to “Z” without having to deal with all the stuff in * between?
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Communication: Talk To The Bottom Line To Grow It

Being smart about business means being smart about all aspects of business, including who you hire and keeping your employees connected to the bottom line. One objective to business success is to consider your employees as the bottom line.

While these economic times make it an “employer’s market,” this does not mean you want to take advantage of those you need to grow your business. For instance, you have to stay connected with your staff and allow them to share what’s working and what your employees consider as stumbling blocks to get their jobs done effectively. There are many great resources available online. A list of questions to get you started is available through IMT (Industry Marketing Trends).
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Ridiculous! Insane! Oh Right. It’s Our Future Leaders Being ‘Schooled.’

If you wonder where communication goes wrong, when things change and alter the boys and girls who will be in the workforce as supposedly well-educated men and women, just visit a middle school in North Carolina. Maybe you can relate to what I faced today. And maybe there are other middle schools just as inept, unorganized and pathetic when it comes to helping parents and students begin the new school year during what is called, ‘Open House.’

My 12 year-old turns 13 this Saturday. But today, Monday my son’s ‘Open House’ was held from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. My son is in 7th grade. He is playing football for the first time. So, let’s talk about tonight’s chaos. It begins with the fact that football practice was scheduled from 6pm to 8pm. You may be saying, wait a minute. I thought you said that your son’s school ‘Open House’ was from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. And I would say, ‘you are correct!’ So, at the same time my son is supposed to visit seven different rooms and meet seven new teachers, he is also supposed to be ready to practice football in full gear by 6pm. I will call this Cluster #1.
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When Poor Communication From Football Coaches Can Lead to Physical Injury To Your Children

Last night, my sons and I attended a parent/player meeting at my 12 year-old son’s school auditorium for the upcoming football season. Earlier that day, the coach had decided my 12 year-old would be helpful to the team by playing the tailback position for the season. I was very proud of him. I had looked up the term “tailback” on the Internet to know what a tailback’s responsibility was on the football team.

Anyway, we were listening to the coach share how the football program worked at my son’s middle school. The head coach went over what the expectations were for both the players and the students. He talked about ways to help raise money to help the team purchase more uniforms and gear. For now he said that there was enough gear for the number of players currently part of the team. He said that players didn’t need to purchase any gear except for their cleats. This was the same statement he informed parents at the parent/player meeting at the end of the school year last year. He also said the same thing at the football mini camp my son had attended that week.
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Back-To-School Time & It’s “Grammar Gone Wild” With Football Coaches Needing Serious Grammar Coaching!

My 12 year-old son is going to be playing football this year. When I dropped him off this morning for his first day of mini-camp before regular practice begins for the season next week, I could only wonder if my son was about to be playing with the high school team. The boys were mammoth in size. These boys were, for the most part, not overweight. These were just big boys who would probably be throwing their competition down in the dirt a lot this season. Anyway, as I reviewed the forms and paperwork I was asked to fill out, I noticed something that I have become all to familiar with, when it comes to communication from certain areas of the public school system.
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When Tragedy Strikes, Poor Communication Is Unacceptable

I live in an apartment complex in North Carolina. Something horrible happened a couple of days ago where I live. I knew nothing about it.

I found a piece of paper clipped to the outside of my door. The communication from the management office was very poor, indeed. Thinking of the importance of clear communication in a crisis, here is an example of what not to do – EVER. Please note I have copied the document word for word. Typos and inaccuracies were not changed.
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7.9 Million Jobs Lost. Many Forever.* In The Job Market, Effective Communication Matters. But How Much Do You Really Know?

You’re probably familiar with the saying, ‘it’s not what you say but how you say it.’ With the job market still extremely weak, and reports from CNNMoney.com suggesting full-time jobs may be a thing of the past while part-time and freelance positions may be the job market of the future, what we say at work and how we communicate what we say may mean more than ever when it comes to maintaining a paycheck.

For those with a job, remember the millions who are still unemployed and have been unemployed, in many cases for 2 years or more. Unless there are illegal activities taking place where you work, this is not the time to whine or complain. But you may be communicating negatively without even saying a word.
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