Category: Personal Effectiveness

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Manage time proactively

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Don’t let life and work just happen to you. Get out in front of things by managing your time proactively. Put priority items on your calendar first. Don’t imagine that you’ll “find the time.” You won’t. So, schedule important, “move-us-ahead” work first when you plan your  »  Read More

First Things First

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“First things first.” Sounds like a great way to start your day. But what exactly does it mean? You want to get your day off to a great start. Here are three ideas about how to figure out what the best “first thing” is for you today. Start with Something That Builds Momentum You can start your day with a  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Unstructured time

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Don’t plan every moment, especially on the weekend. Allow time for yourself where you don’t have anything particular to do. Creativity lives in those cracks in your schedule. This is only one of 347 tips in my ebook, Become a Better Boss One Tip at a Time. Just promoted from individual contributor? Check out my  »  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 you on  »  Read More

Getting the Most from Your Mental Energy

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Your mental energy is a critical resource. You use it to make wise decisions, weigh alternatives, and avoid temptation. Mental energy is a lot like physical energy. Use it hard and you deplete it. Conserve it and it’s available when needed. Here’s how to get the most from your mental energy. Develop Your Mental  »  Read More

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