Category: Personal Effectiveness

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Start your day right

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Everyone’s got a “best way” to start the day. The trick is to figure out what your best way is and then start every day that way. There are lots of different ways that bosses start their days and every boss is different. But, here are the three ways that were most common among the top bosses I  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Conserve your mental energy

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Research confirms what common sense suggests. Knowledge work is real work that uses up real energy. So, just as you save your physical energy for important physical tasks, do the same with your mental energy. Do important work first. That way you use energy for what’s important. Use automatic reminders to keep  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Do something different

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What are you doing this weekend? You’ll refresh your head and give your creativity a boost if you do something different. Visit a park or museum or public event. Take a hike in the woods or a stroll along the street or a ride in a boat. Tour your city. Attend a concert or a seminar or take a one-day course in  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: The Power of Routine

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Develop habits and routines for things like doing documentation or scheduling your day or planning a supervisory conversation or any other recurring task. When you do that, you free up mental energy that you can devote to the content. Don’t re-invent the process wheel every time you have to do a routine task. This is  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Make appointments with yourself

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You know that you need blocks of time to work on important projects. You know there are things you should spend time on, but there never seems to be enough time left after everything else. This is a time to take control of your calendar. Make an appointment with yourself. Put it on your calendar or work plan, just like a  »  Read More

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