Category: Personal Effectiveness

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

Working at Home for Newbies

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In 1982, I went out on my own. My office was a home office. In the beginning, I had to do a lot of adjusting. I even found I had to trick myself to get down to work in the morning. Every morning, I’d have breakfast and dress as if I were going to “the office.” Then, I’d leave my house, locking the  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Be productive, not just busy

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In today’s fast-moving world, it’s hard to keep up and that makes it more likely that you’ll confuse being busy with being productive. To make sure you’re productive, you must concentrate on contribution. Remember this. “Busy” is inside your little box. “Contribution” is out  »  Read More

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