Category Archives: The Organized Executive’s Priority One

‘Fall back’ into a new habit

When we turn the clocks back the first weekend in November, it is easy to yield to the temptations of extra sleep or a lazy morning. Instead, seize the opportunity that the end of daylight saving time presents and ease into a productive new habit … Continue reading

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The way you say it matters

Text and instant messaging are quickly catching up to email and phone calls as the most frequently used communication tools. More than 80% of the readers who responded to our poll last month said they use text or instant messaging daily, while everyone said they use the phone and email … Continue reading

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Clear your mind for what’s important

Make fewer decisions to make better decisions. Last year in The Organized Executive newsletter, we wrote about the problem of “decision fatigue,” and recently we’ve seen several articles that mention how people limit the decisions they must make daily … Continue reading

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To-do: Improve your task list

A to-do list is a must-have tool for managing your time, but many people use it poorly. For your to-do list to work, follow these principles … Continue reading

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Earn an A+ in preparation

Within the next couple of weeks, children who aren’t already back in the classroom will be starting a new school year. The same habits that can boost their academic performance will pay off for moms and dads at work too. Here are seven habits worth adding to your life … Continue reading

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Put your management to this test

Nothing sucks the energy and initiative out of employees faster than a boss who micromanages them. While you may not consider yourself a micromanager, your employees may have a different opinion. Find out whether you are managing or micromanaging, by deciding whether the following statements are True of False about you … Continue reading

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Create checklists for any type of task

Take some of the strain off your brain. Rely on checklists to simplify and improve any process. With that one tool, you gain these benefits … Continue reading

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