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managing people interruptions

Managing People Interruptions

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email “Excuse me …” << SIGH >> Even a polite interruption is still an interruption, and all interruptions threaten to hijack our productivity. But the people variety can be especially tricky to navigate. Whereas, for example, we can turn off email notifications to stop email distractions and we can silence our phones …

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Emotional Intelligence and Productivity

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email A few weeks ago, Nancy and I had the pleasure of attending the National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professional’s (NAPO) annual conference. Always educational and an excellent opportunity to interact with like-minded people, this conference was especially poignant given it was the first time in three years we could gather …

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Improve Your Email Communication to Increase Productivity

Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn Share on email Email Our last blog post discussed the nuts and bolts of productive email management.  In this post, we’re covering email sender behavior. Email communication can be a quick and concise way to share information, communicate instructions, provide an update, announce news, etc.  …

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Productivity Hijacked? Here’s What to Do.

Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn Share on email Email Clients often ask me how to get back on track when someone or something hijacks their productivity. It’s a common question because it’s a common occurrence. Schedules inevitably get taken off-course despite our strategic time management efforts. Meetings and …

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Task Management App Review: What I love about Todoist

Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn Share on email Email Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn Share on email Email Last month, Nancy wrote a post about the Microsoft ToDo app she uses for task management.  Todoist is my task management tool of …

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Task Management App Review: Microsoft’s To-Do App

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Picking an app to manage your tasks can be daunting, since there is an overwhelming number of apps available.  Most of them contain similar features and integrate with a variety of platforms.  Sometimes the decision is as easy as using the app that is already included with your email or calendar …

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Benefits of Organizing

Organize Away Your Depression

Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn Share on email Email Depression can make the simplest things seem huge and overwhelming.  The Doctors Book of Home Remedies II, recommends getting organized as one of several ways to tackle depression.  Others include:  exercise, support groups, medication, learning new behaviors, and becoming …

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Seeking Productivity Gains? Stop Doing THIS One Thing

Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn Share on email Email A core fundamental in effective time management is having a plan – an objective – for how you want to spend your time. Then, it is all about execution. We’re willing to bet most of you reading this have …

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Harness the Clock: Proven Time Management Techniques

Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn Share on email Email Could you use an extra hour or two in your day? Sadly, the clock just doesn’t cooperate, well and of course there’s the science and astronomy which is the basis of our day consisting of 24-hours. At Productivity Training …

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