Category: Productivity

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Important things first

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The urgent will drive out the important unless you make it a habit to put important things first. That means first in your day when you concentrate better and have more energy. That means first on your calendar, too. Schedule time for the important things. Then hold that time sacred. This is only one of 347 tips in my  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Ask your boss

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Part of your job is to help your boss succeed. Don’t guess what you should do. Ask your boss. Ask your boss what contribution he or she expects from you. Ask your boss when and how to give him or her updates. Ask your boss how he or she measures success in your job. This is only one of 347 tips in my ebook, Become a  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Take Breaks

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Breaks help you stay fresh and deliver more of your highest quality work. They help you keep your mental balance. Dr. Ernest Lawrence Rossi, who studies what are called “ultradian rhythms”, found that human beings naturally fall into a pattern of needing a break after 90 to 120 minutes of work. Rossi recommends  »  Read More

Sleep is an important thing, but it’s not the only thing

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Sleep is important The great American philosopher, Vince Lombardi, warned us that “Fatigue makes cowards of us all.” He forgot to mention that it also makes us dumber, sloppier, and bad decision makers. Sleep is important and lately I’ve been reading a lot about it. Jason Fried wrote “Being Tired isn’t a Badge of  »  Read More

Getting the laundry done

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Three kinds of work There are three kinds of work in any organization. There’s the primary work of the organization. There are projects and initiatives that help the organization make progress. And there are the things I call laundry. Laundry is what a client of mine called the routine work that has to be done. It  »  Read More

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