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Casey’s eTip: Jot Down Your Holiday Plans Today

Even though they come at roughly the same time every year, the December holidays can seem to creep upon us. This year, take charge and... You don't need to finalize details. Just jotting down the outline of what's needed will get your subconscious percolating. Looking at the calendar to see…
January 2, 2021
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Casey’s eTip: Celebrate Thanksgiving with Gratitude

Thanksgiving is a holiday known for its feasting and football. It's also a wonderful time to reflect on our blessings and the challenges that prompt us to grow. Practicing gratitude is a known source of positive thoughts, emotions, and relationships. What we focus on grows. When we reflect on our…
January 2, 2021
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Casey’s eTip: Hold Meetings to Solve or Decide, Not Update

Want to run (or participate in) more efficient meetings? Act on this idea... Every item on the meeting agenda (yes--have an agenda!) should either be to solve a problem or make a decision. If an item doesn't have one of those goals, it doesn't belong. Send status updates electronically (e.g.,…
January 2, 2021
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Casey’s eTip: Plan for a Four-Day Work Week

Does everything you do seem important? It's not. If everything is important, nothing is important. Here's a way to get clear about your priorities... Imagine that you could only work four days a week. Which activities would you be sure you included in those days? Which would you let go…
January 2, 2021
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Casey’s eTip: Create a User Guide about Yourself

Whether you're a new supervisor, a team leader, or a team member, you can ease relations with your coworkers if you all... TheBuildNetwork.com suggests a very simple "user manual" that shares key information about yourself and smooths the path to positive relationships, such as: What do I expect re: commitments/communication…
January 2, 2021
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Casey’s eTip: Separate People from Their Ideas

Teams are strongest when everyone feels free to share ideas and challenge assumptions. To ensure creative problem solving or opportunity building, only the most useful ideas will get selected (we hope), so it's important to... Hold your ideas lightly and avoid attachment to them. If your suggestion is not adopted,…
January 2, 2021
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Casey’s eTip: Ask Before You Leap

When you receive an email or verbal request, you may have the impulse to leap instantly into action to accomplish the task. That would be fine unless your day is filled with people asking you to provide information, reports, solutions, etc. Then your day and attention become fragmented and unfocused.…
January 2, 2021
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Casey’s eTip: View Emails as Means, Not the End

"I figured out a long time ago that having an empty inbox is a false goal," said Wendy Clark, the CEO of Coca-Cola. The real goal, of course, is the work. Emails are one means to that end, not the end itself. Clark said her approach to the email was…
January 2, 2021
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Casey’s eTip: Practice Productive Procrastination

Have you ever had a task to do that seemed big, unclear, or onerous and so you did everything else BUT that task and so completed many necessary tasks instead? It's called productive procrastination and you can leverage it deliberately. This is an idea from Frank Portnoy (Inc Magazine, Dec. 2013)…
January 2, 2021
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Casey’s eTip: Get Clear about Your Projects

Lack of clarity about the status of your projects and commitments is a source of stress and procrastination. Fortunately, you can eliminate both when you... Conduct a regular (if not weekly) review of your projects and commitments. Do yours before you take off this weekend so you're free to enjoy…
January 2, 2021