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Casey Moore

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Casey’s eTip: Remember You Can Say No

I firmly believe that if people think they cannot say "no" to others, then they cannot freely say "yes" either. They lack free will. Unless you are enslaved or under threat, it's helpful to follow this week's Casey's eTip: Remember You Can Say No. Our mental health needs are not…
September 21, 2022
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Casey’s eTip: Ask for Deadlines

Whatever your role, however many supervisors you have, you get paid to priortize. To help yourself help others, follow this week's Casey's eTip: Ask for Deadlines. Deadlines help humans prioritize. If someone asks you to do something, ask for deadline specifics, rather than assume they want it done right away.…
September 14, 2022
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Casey’s eTip: Keep Your Alarms Alarming!

Do your pop-up appointment (and other) reminders interrupt you constantly? Do you "snooze" your hundreds of alerts without a glance? If so, your alarms no longer alarm you. You can make them useful again, though. The secret is selectivity: the fewer the reminders, the more effective each is. This week's…
September 7, 2022
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Casey’s eTip: Use Action-Oriented Email Subject Lines

This week's Casey's eTip: Use Action-Oriented Email Subject Lines. Use the Subject line of your emails to clearly and briefly state the action you want the recipient to take. 'Please Review this Plan for the Jones Deal' will be much more eye-grabbing than "Jones Deal." And if the Jones Deal…
August 31, 2022
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Casey’s eTip: Name Manipulation to Shut It Down

Productivity means producing the life that you want and that includes one that is aligned with your values. Yet we frequently face subtle pressure to ignore our moral compass or to go along with ideas that we do not agree with it. This week's Casey's eTip: Name Manipulation to Shut…
August 10, 2022
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Casey’s eTip: Prioritize with a Fixed Volume Approach

One strategy to work productively without getting overwhelmed is this method from Oliver Burkeman is this week's Casey's eTip: Prioritize with a Fixed Volume Approach. Have a to-do list (List 1) that is, essentially, a complete inventory of all your commitments (actions to accomplish). Then create a new list (List…
August 3, 2022
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Casey’s eTip: Share Vital Info with Key People

If, God forbid, something happened and you suddenly became incapacitated (or died), could the people in your close sphere at work and home have access to the information they need to keep things going? To ensure they can, follow Casey's eTip: Share Vital Info with Key People. Let your supervisor…
July 27, 2022
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Casey’s eTip: Take the Initiative with Progress Reports

Do you find yourself frustrated by the time you have to spend responding to calls and emails from your supervisor or clients or others asking about the status of this project or that case/issue? If so, it's time to follow Casey's eTip: Take the Initiative with Progress Reports. Give regular…
July 20, 2022