Sunday, December 16, 2007

Time Management - Email

Do you sometimes feel as if you have too much to do, yet not enough time to do it all? You know, where one moment you're working on a critical project, the next dealing with a perceived emergency. Those times when you feel as if you're being pulled in a bunch of different directions. As a result you might sometimes feel as if you're not getting anything done! I came across a blog from New York Times blogger Marci Alboher. She describes the following:

  • The system she uses for maintaining emails.
  • To eliminate unnecessary meetings.
  • To work when most productive.
  • To set boundaries when necessary.
  • To know when to say "no" at times when a "yes" will be counterproductive.
I certainly find the last two most challenging; setting boundaries and knowing when to say "no". What I'd also add to the list is how to delegate and leverage resources. Ultimately, I believe a win/win needs to be reached.

5 Time Management Tricks [NY Times Blog: Shifting Careers]
InBox Zero: Action Based Email [43 Folders]

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