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 […]
It’s often said that time is the most important and fundamental of all resources. Time is money, but unlike money you cannot borrow time, you cannot save it up, you cannot earn interest on your time and once it’s gone you cannot get a refund. That may be why lost time is among the most […]
Recently, a friend of mine had a chance to chat with a retired sales executive. This individual had nearly forty years of experience in working with customers and countless millions in successful deals under his belt. The number one take-away for my friend? Write thank you cards!
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 […]