Why Email is Like Candy

We’ve all heard the standard time management rules about how to deal with email: Limit your email to only 3 times a day Never check email in the morning (there’s even a book with this title) Don’t multi-task by emailing while doing something else. Seems sensible. But do we follow these rules? No. What’s going on? We know that email … Go >

Top Productivity Tips From Michael Phelps

“Don’t reinvent the wheel. Identify others’ best practices and do what they do.” That was some of the best advice I got as a management consultant, decades ago. Even if you’re not a sports fan (and I’m typically not), you can benefit from adopting some of the practices of Michael Phelps – the world’s most decorated Olympic athlete. Phelps is … Go >

Thanksgiving Turkey Tips

I don’t usually post cooking tips, but making a Thanksgiving turkey can be an extremely stressful endeavor, and I am all about helping reduce stress and making life easier. So I’m sharing the absolute best secrets and tips to cook a Thanksgiving turkey. I would conservatively estimate that my mother – the Fran of www.AskChefFran.com , a professional chef and former … Go >

E-mail management tips

One of the best ways you can improve productivity and effectiveness at work is to better manage your e-mail. Here are some tips to get control of your e-mail – and your day. 1. Reduce e-mail interruptions There is something about the instantaneous nature of e-mail that compels people to respond to each message right away. Avoiding this temptation can … Go >

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