If I were to be entirely honest, I would say I am a “recovering perfectionist.” Once you have the idea of what it means for something to be flawless, it’s very difficult to accept anything less in the future. However, there is much more value in abandoning the idea of perfect work in favor of […]
Want to know one the best ways to kill productivity in your office? No, I’ll cover setting up an office pool in another article. Instead, try sending out an email with an attached document that reads: “Here’s my draft; edits and feedback welcome!” Doing this is like throwing candy into a room full of school […]
I’m always shocked by professionals who don’t carry their calendar with them. You can forget your business cards, your cell phone or even your wallet, but your calendar is the most essential piece of gear that should follow you everywhere you go.
If you ever hear someone reciting a long sequence of numbers or letters over a phone call, it’s a good sign that the message they are sending really should be an email instead. After all, who really wants to hear ” Type H T T P colon forward slash forward slash double-u double-u double-u amazon […]
Here’s a tip that may sound like a way to avoid being productive: clean up your desk. I know, cleaning up your desk takes away from the time that you’re supposed to be doing valuable work. But it turns out that efficiency is more than just getting things done; it’s also related to how we […]
I have a love/hate relationship with the telephone. A ringing phone means business, but it’s also an interruption. Caller ID tells me who is calling so I can decide who to ignore, but that also means that I know that people are consciously ignoring me. Now with cellphones, I can reach people no matter where […]