“I want to thank you, Mr. Secretary, for working over the weekend,” President Bush was quoted as saying in the New York Times today to Treasury Secretary and former Goldman Sachs chief Hank Paulson. I promise this won’t become a political blog post, but that quote got me thinking. Don’t our political leaders always work on weekends? Since when is running the world’s supposed superpower (though it certainly hasn’t been looking like one lately) a five-day-a-week, 9-to-5 job? And how many peoples’ bosses actually thank them for working on the weekend?
In a lot of corporate cultures, it’s just part of the workweek. Life spills over into work, and work spills over into life. Who can get a quiet moment during the week to put two thoughts together, anyways? The Sunday evening prep session has become as de rigeur for many professionals as the ever-tethered Blackberry.
I’m interested in the latest thinking on time management—the best gurus, the best tips, the secrets you’ve learned trying to keep Monday morning away from Sunday night. Anyone have any fresh ideas?
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