Author name: Mary Kutheis

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The Best Book on Getting Organized at Work?

Many times while working with a client I’ll see that s/he has one or more books on being more organized and productive or improving time management. Having a book on the subject indicates an interest in kicking things up a notch in terms of productivity or organization skills. But it doesn’t mean that book actually made a difference.

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Three Tips for More Productive Email

There are simple ways to draft productive email and make it less annoying. Here are three quick and easy tips you can implement right away. And the more these ideas get around, the more they will be standard procedure, making it better for all of us.

Add your phone number to your signature on ALL of your email correspondence. Too often it’s only on the first message in a thread and you can’t count on that message still being available to the reader. It’s easy to create a few signature options if you don’t want your full signature block added to every email.

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The One Word that Prevents Getting Great Results

There’s no question that work life can be overbooked, overwhelming and stressful. A goal you may have is to get the things done that are important to you and still maintain some kind of sanity. In almost every case, you have enormous control over just how much you get done and yet you may not exercise that control as much as you could.

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One of the Biggest, Dumbest Networking Mistakes

Too often at networking events it seems as though there is a secret contest for who can collect the most business cards. Which might not be THE biggest or dumbest mistake, but in my business I see what happens to those cards. While intentions may be good, when folks get back to the (busy) office the cards get tossed in an ever-growing pile on the desk — the black hole of undeveloped connections.

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Six Ways to Make Sure Your New Year's Resolution Fails

Make it vague. Lots of folks make resolutions like, Get in Shape, or Get Organized or Stay in Touch with Friends. What the heck do any of those really mean to you? Specificity is extremely important because at some point — on January 2nd perhaps, you’re going to have to dive into this task. If your plan is vague, or non-existent, you won’t know what actions you need to do. And coming up with those actions

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The Procrastinator’s #1 Favorite Task

You’re at work and you’ve got your To Do list. It’s prioritized with the most important tasks at the top of the list and you’re just about ready to jump in and Get Stuff Done. But the first task is something you’re not really fond of doing. So, you decide it would be a good idea to check email just to make certain something more important hasn’t come in that would take precedence over the unpleasant #1 task already on your list.

And there it is.

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The No-Nonsense Guide To Ditching Time Management Stress

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