The Art (and Business) of Finding More Time: 10 Ways to Organize Your Time and Resources for Maximum ROI

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Thriving in the Workplace All-in-One For Dummies

Thriving in the Workplace All-in-One For Dummies





Learn to live by the 80/20 rule



Prioritize, prioritize, prioritize!



Divide (and conquer!) your documents



Make your desk a "no parking" zone

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Be brutal

Ask very specific questions



Guard your domain against time encroachers



Make preemptive "appreciation strikes."



Plan your procrastination



Capitalize on the carrot-or-stick principle



Check in with yourself every Friday









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Prioritizing Pointers: Five Steps to a More Productive Workday

From Thriving in the Workplace All-in-One For Dummies (Wiley Publishing, Inc., May 2010)









  • B-level tasks: Activities that may have a mildly negative consequence if not completed today;
  • C-level tasks: Activities that have no penalty if not completed today;
  • D-level tasks: D is for delegate. These are actions that someone else can take on;
  • E-level tasks: Tasks that could be eliminated. Don't even bother writing an E next to them—just mark them out completely.







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