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3 Questions for Making Better Decisions

There's much we cannot control, but we can always control our decisions. Here's three quick tips to making slightly better decisions: Is...

Outside In

6 months into quarantine and the work from home life, I finally wore a tie. To my own home office.  There were no big meetings or...

In Praise of Diligence

He who is faithful in small things will be faithful in much, the ancient text reads. In other words, be excellent in the small things if...

How to Eliminate the Waste of Looking

Ask yourself, where do I keep things like this? If you can be consistent in answering that question, you'll have a better chance of...

How to Stop Missing Deadlines

Most professionals don't have a problem missing meetings. We don't miss meetings because it's made it onto our calendars so nothing else...

Stop Using Your Inbox Like This

Stop using your email inbox as a task management tool. There are only three actions you can take with email: Trash it – never a bad plan...

One Tip to Eliminate Procrastination

One tip to eliminate procrastination is to avoid large blocks of empty time in your calendar.  A three or four-hour block of empty time...

The Quickest Way to Accomplish More

The quickest way to accomplish more is to schedule your priorities. Productivity is primary an activity in subtraction, not addition, so...

How to Set Up Your Desk

Most of us are knowledge workers, meaning our value to the organization is not the material we produce with our hands, but the quality of...

Who Does What by When

If you are struggling to gain traction in your projects with your team, begin asking this question: who does what by when? Each meeting,...

How to Make Time to Read

Mark Twain probably didn't say that the man who doesn't read has no advantage over the man who can't, but it's still true.  So here's a...

Why You Can Never Leave Work on Time

The reason some struggle to leave work on time is that we use the 'work-being-done' as the measure. But the work is never done. So if...