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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mother's day communication

How to Communicate to Mom on Mother’s Day What She Means to You

Hallmark sells more greeting cards for Mother’s Day than any other holiday. But take it from me, your mom would rather hear YOUR words than those...

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communication tools

Communication Is About Time—And the Tools. Really

(Special thanks to Microsoft Office, the sponsor of this article. Their Modern Workplace webcast Organized Communication: Avoiding Information...

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