Why Do We Still Do Email So Badly? (Part 2)

TL;DR: Three important keys to effective business email writing are congeniality, content, and closure. Read on for the particulars. Email is different from other forms of communication and it is typically done pretty poorly by most business-people. It’s just hard to get the words to come out right to make good sense and carry yourContinue reading Why Do We Still Do Email So Badly? (Part 2)

Why Do We Still Do Email So Badly? (Part 1)

Email is ubiquitous. Email is still our main method of communication at work. And email continues to be a major thorn in our sides. But why? Well, part of the reason is because there is just so much of it and part of it is because it is not done properly. Quick survey: How manyContinue reading Why Do We Still Do Email So Badly? (Part 1)

Your Personal Effectiveness Program (Part 5: Prioritizing Your Task List)

Today you continue your journey to improve your Personal Effectiveness. So far in our program, we have worked on developing skills and honing techniques to make you more productive and more effective in your everyday work and life. In this final article in the series, we’ll review your task list and determine where to spendContinue reading Your Personal Effectiveness Program (Part 5: Prioritizing Your Task List)

Lists are for People with CRS

Honey! Do you know what time my dentist appointment is? No. It’s your appointment, not mine. Don’t you keep a calendar? Well, no, not for everything. Just important stuff. And your dental health is not important? Well, it is, but… Sound familiar? I hope not, but many of us go through similar experiences daily. MaybeContinue reading Lists are for People with CRS

All This Zooming is Exhausting…But Why?

Ok, so we’ve been sequestered for about a month now, and it’s getting pretty old. I mean, I don’t mind this whole working from home thing, but… I miss the alarm clock waking me up when I’m in my fourth snooze session. I miss hurrying to get my workout completed to hurry some more toContinue reading All This Zooming is Exhausting…But Why?

Working From Home is Harder Than You Think…Especially if You’re Single

Many people now working remotely are struggling with distractions, diversions, and minor disasters with children, pets, and partners running circles around your “office” all day long. This is certainly a challenging environment to get work done efficiently and effectively…and on time. But other people now working remotely are struggling with a totally different kind ofContinue reading Working From Home is Harder Than You Think…Especially if You’re Single

Your Personal Effectiveness Program (Part 1 – Be On Time)

How’s it going? Tired of being held hostage in your own home? I mean, working remotely? Fun, isn’t it? No. It’s not, but it’s what we have to do right now. So, let’s think about making the best of our situation. Let’s look at some ways you can become a little more effective in yourContinue reading Your Personal Effectiveness Program (Part 1 – Be On Time)