Reply to … You: How to Make Your Emails More Respondable

Did they ever receive my email? Have you ever asked yourself that? Some people never seem to look at their email. It becomes a black hole.  (Someone close to me who shall remain nameless is one of those people.) While you may resign yourself to accepting that a person isn’t responsive by email, it can …

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Welcome to September, the Second New Year (and a Tip from Turbo)

Hi all! September (and even mid-to-late August) tends to have a “new year” feel, generally because, for many, it’s the start of a new school year. I’m long past being part of the new school year rush now, but I still feel the energy of the start of new semesters and see the first day …

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A Full Voice Mail Box May Mean Lost Business

Have you ever called a business and received the recording, “The recipient’s voice mailbox is full”? Uh oh. That’s bad news for a business or organization that is trying to have a relationship with customers or potential clients. A full mailbox is a “barrier to entry” for your customers, and it’s a competitive world. If …

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A New Kitten – 31 Hints – and more

Welcome to August! While for many, there are still plenty of “dog days of summer” left, there’s also a good deal of prepping for the fall. I don’t have to do school shopping anymore, but even back in July I saw people shopping for school supplies. And organizations/businesses are already thinking about routines and initiatives …

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What is your MIT Today? Thoughts about Prioritizing

What is your MIT? One of my clients encourages people to focus on the “Most Important Thing” each day–a principle shared in their book, Winning Well. Similar concepts are part of conventional business wisdom however you word them–essentially, it’s prioritizing.  I wrote about MIT some time ago here but it’s worth looking at again. For …

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What Can You Unsubscribe from Today? Some Questions to Help You Target the Emails to Ditch

Every day, overwhelmed professionals are inundated with emails. Some that arrive are well-meaning and designed to help you, like mine. Others are trying to sell you something. Others are (sometimes terrible) pieces of junk mail. And that’s not counting the emails that are actually from colleagues, clients, and customers. You can try a variety of …

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Do You Like Your Work Space? Plus Results of Pets in the Office, July Freebies, and More

Do you enjoy the space in which you work? Maybe it’s a cubicle, or a home office,  or a co-work spot.  Perhaps you carry your “desk” essentials with you or have a fairly permanent set up at your employer’s location.  Wherever you work, it’s important to have a set-up for comfort (ergonomically, too), motivation and …

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