Productivity Tip: Lessons from Fruit Salad

Do you feel like you’re not being as productive as you could be? Even if you’re successful, busy, and hard-working you may be feeling like you’re not getting things done. The fact is, with the nature of work these days, it’s futile to think that work will ever be “done”. The never-ending 24/7 work cycle and the constant flow of … Go >

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 … 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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