TGIF – My Time Is Important – Yours, Not So Much

August 19, 2011 by Bill Bradley

As the week winds down, we wind down with some tidbits for your information, education, health, and enjoyment.

Quote of the Week: “One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.”  Bertrand Russell

Humor Break: Even though he could not tell time, my three-year-old grandson was wearing a watch when I visited. Later, when I was putting on my coat to leave, I asked him what time it was. He looked at his watch blankly, then brightened. “It’s time for you to go,” he answered triumphantly.

Stat of the Week: All people have to complete dull tasks, but individuals who feel entitled may be more inclined to perceive them as a waste of their “precious” time, resulting in the perception that time drags. People who feel entitled tend to desire the most valuable resources for themselves, and time is a valuable resource.  This hypothesis was confirmed in three studies.  This is also why we are keeping this entry very short.

Action Tip: One of the most frequent complaints concerning office behavior is about people who barge into other peoples offices.  “Barging” often interrupts important work.  Be considerate of your fellow workers.

Volunteering: There are many ways to volunteer, but the by far the most valuable is to give the gift of time.  There are old people, young people, lonely people that need you.  There are thousands of organizations that need volunteers with time to give.  Find one.
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Bill Bradley (mostly) retired after 35 years in organizational consulting, training and management development. During those years he worked internally with seven organizations and trained and consulted externally with more than 90 large and small businesses, government agencies, hospitals and schools.

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