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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email timewasters

The 5 Biggest Email Timewasters that You Need to Ditch

(Berrett- Koehler first published my article here.) Email has become the essential tool people love to hate. These expressions capture the angst...

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email productivity

How Much Is Your Email Costing You in Lost Productivity?

(This column first appeared on CEOWorld.Biz) For more than three decades, I’ve been reading other people’s mail. That is, corporate emails to...

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file organization

Organizing Your Files May Not Be Sexy—But It Can Keep You Sane

A colleague of mine recently posted in a closed Facebook group of more than 900 members a comment something like this: “Can someone tell me a...

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The Biggest Secret to Writing a Book Super Fast—or Completing ANY Core Work Project

The latest buzz word in corporate circles today: Disruption. The connotation typically is positive as in a “breakthrough,” “innovation,” or...

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