Posts tagged Organization

Take 15 minutes before you leave work to clear your desk and make a prep list for the next day. Walking in to a fresh, clean desk with a neatly typed or hand written list of how to attack the day brings you to a happy place instead of the chaotic craze.

Julia Wright, professional organizer, Genius Organizing

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Email overload getting the best of you? Don’t waste another day wasting your time on email. 
Here are easy suggestions to organizing your inbox and increasing your overall productivity from OPEN Forum. 

Email overload getting the best of you? Don’t waste another day wasting your time on email.

Here are easy suggestions to organizing your inbox and increasing your overall productivity from OPEN Forum

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A summer cartoon by Christopher Weyant. For cartoons from this week’s issue: http://nyr.kr/15YoucX

Summer is here (see the above New Yorker cartoon for proof) and it’s next to impossible to stay productive after the 4th of July vacation.
This week use these 12 productivity tips, from Eric Schmidt to Danny Meyer, on how super successful, super busy entrepreneurs organize their day.

newyorker:

A summer cartoon by Christopher Weyant. For cartoons from this week’s issue: http://nyr.kr/15YoucX

Summer is here (see the above New Yorker cartoon for proof) and it’s next to impossible to stay productive after the 4th of July vacation.

This week use these 12 productivity tips, from Eric Schmidt to Danny Meyer, on how super successful, super busy entrepreneurs organize their day.

Obsessing over organization? De-cluttering your physical and computer desktop is the natural first step. It’s easier than ever to adopt a paperless lifestyle by moving your business and personal stuff to the cloud, thanks to Evernote tools that are as useful as its company’s backstory is compelling. Here’s how you can finally capture and store files, notes, photos, ideas and more in one central location across all your devices—from your cell phone to your desktop to your iPad.
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Obsessing over organization? De-cluttering your physical and computer desktop is the natural first step. It’s easier than ever to adopt a paperless lifestyle by moving your business and personal stuff to the cloud, thanks to Evernote tools that are as useful as its company’s backstory is compelling. Here’s how you can finally capture and store files, notes, photos, ideas and more in one central location across all your devices—from your cell phone to your desktop to your iPad.


Click here to embiggen (and see full infographic)

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Does Leadership Quality Matter?

Becoming an effective leader is a never-ending process of self-study, education, training and experience. Learning leadership skills can impact your organization’s success in many areas, including workforce retention, employee engagement and organizational performance. Read More

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Does Leadership Quality Matter?

Becoming an effective leader is a never-ending process of self-study, education, training and experience. Learning leadership skills can impact your organization’s success in many areas, including workforce retention, employee engagement and organizational performance. Read More

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How to be More Productive Online – 5 Proven Tips

Slip into the bottomless abyss of email, StumbleUpon, YouTube, and your myriad social feeds… and you may as well throw your goals for the day out the window.

But if you’re able to discipline yourself, harness the Internet’s power, and get things done efficiently, then you unlock more time for your hobbies, your loved ones, and your passions.

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Top 10 Steps To Reclaim Your Life From Distraction

Peter Bregman is strategic advisor to CEOs and management teams and author of 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done. According to Peter, people are interrupted, on average, four times an hour, and the more challenging the work, the less likely you are to go back to it after the interruption. In other words, we are most likely to leave our most important work unfinished.

Here are Peter’s top 10 tips to reclaim your life from distraction.

  1. Slow down
  2. Put yourself in the right box
  3. Experiment with what you want
  4. Pursue failure
  5. Reduce your need for motivation and discipline
  6. Set yourself up in the morning
  7. Stay in touch with yourself throughout the day
  8. Say “no, thank you”
  9. Define your boundaries and communicate them
  10. Learn from each day

So there you have it: How to reclaim your life. If you’d like an objective test of your efforts, take Peter’s diagnostic quiz. In a few minutes, you can determine where you stand. If you need some assistance, check out Peter’s book, 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done. It will help you reclaim your life from distraction.