Get Shipshape With Clear, Written Processes and Procedures

Get Shipshape With Clear, Written Processes and Procedures

Know that term “shipshape?” Well, I saw it, literally, in action last month when I took a holiday cruise.  I was fortunate to be able to go on a tour of the ship’s kitchen to see how they produce an incredible amount of meals. What I discovered is...
Setting Goals for the New Year to Boost Productivity

Setting Goals for the New Year to Boost Productivity

‘Tis the season to talk resolutions, but I would rather skip the resolution talk and focus on goals.   Studies show that one is  1.2 to 1.4 times more likely to accomplish a goal that they have vividly described in writing.  Furthermore, the...
Annual Review: Answer 3 Simple Questions to Plan for 2019

Annual Review: Answer 3 Simple Questions to Plan for 2019

It is time to do an annual review our 2018 accomplishments and challenges. This is the time of year when many of our clients, co-workers and team members are out of the office.  I encourage you to use the slower days of the year to reflect on your 2018 successes,...
Easy Ways to Handle Holiday Retail Communications

Easy Ways to Handle Holiday Retail Communications

We talk a lot about processing email on this blog.  For all its benefits, electronic communication can become overwhelming.  I believe the past two weeks represent the greatest opportunity to effectively manage your inbox so as not to drown in well-meaning retailer...
Increase Your Productivity With Dual Monitors

Increase Your Productivity With Dual Monitors

Doubles anyone?  A few weeks ago I added a second monitor to my desktop.  It was really easy to setup with my MacBook Pro.  I simply connected the new monitor into the port on my laptop and plugged it in.  After “arranging” the desktops how I wanted to view them in my...
Start the Day on YOUR Terms: Put Boundaries Around Email Processing

Start the Day on YOUR Terms: Put Boundaries Around Email Processing

Question.  Do you allow anyone and everyone to dictate what you work on?  Is your preference to have someone prioritize which projects and tasks you complete first?  Aside from interactions with your boss, I feel certain your answer is going to be, “No way!”  But, if...