slacker

How to Respond When Slackers Don’t Pull Their Weight

Back in high school, the kids called it snitching. Teachers, trying not to be complicit in the tattling but also wanting to build a positive...

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improve how you think

3 Ways to Improve How You Think

Nothing sets you apart as a leader like having a reputation for always coming through with new ideas and solutions to problems.  That distinction...

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send fewer emails

Send Fewer Emails to Communicate With More People in Less Time

In a recent survey conducted by University of Northern Colorado’s (UNC) Social Research Lab and Booher Research, knowledge workers report they’re...

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email bottleneck

Is Your Email Inbox a Bottleneck for the Entire Team?

(Forbes first published my article here.) Nobody wants to answer that question with a yes. But then, you yourself may be the least objective...

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email management

Does Your Email Inbox Dictate Your Day—And Should It?

A reporter for Newsday called recently for a comment about his story on executive stress and the connection to email. As I shared stats from my...

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fewer emails

Send Fewer Emails to Engage Deeper—and Lighten Your Load

Tim, a friend of mine back in college, had the weird habit of setting his alarm to go off at 7:00 am on Saturdays when he had no intention of getting...

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