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improve your productivity

Improve your productivity by handling your email in blocks

Today on the blog, I want to once again to share specific ideas on how leaders can improve their productivity.  In Strategy #17 in this series, I told you that blocking your schedule is an effective and powerful way to

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more productive

Establish weekly one-on-one meetings to become more productive

I’m back today on the blog with another tool to not only help you be more productive and efficient in your leadership role, but also, as an unexpected bonus, support and motivate your staff to higher performance.  Today’s tip in

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efficient

Become more efficient by using voice mail correctly

Today’s episode in our continuing video series on Productivity Tools for Leaders focuses on how to become more efficient in using voice mail.  Some of you may not be crazy about voice mail, particularly if you are at the receiving

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manage your workload

Efficiently manage your workload by planning out your week

I’m back today with another instalment in our series on productivity tools for leaders.  Today’s idea is a very simple, yet powerful, way to optimize and manage your workload.  Take time at the beginning of the week to plan out

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getting stuff done

Difficulty getting stuff done? Block your schedule

Today we’re up to strategy #17 in our ongoing video series on getting stuff done, tools to make leaders more productive in the limited time we seem to have.  Today’s tip is to block your schedule. Block your schedule Blocking

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overcoming procrastination

Trouble overcoming procrastination? Use “the salami technique”

Earlier in this series on productivity tools for leaders, I offered a few ideas on overcoming procrastination.  Specifically, in strategies #7, #8 and #9, I discussed “going public”, using the Zeigarnik Effect, and schedule unappealing tasks 25-minute blocks. Today, I

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