Certainly you’d never fire off a snippy email but I’ll bet you work with people who would and do. I know this because I’ve experienced it and I also hear about it every single week from people in corporate America. So this post isn’t really about you. It’s for you to share with those other people. From now on when I say “you” I mean “them.” Moving along.Read More
Do you know how people are handling the floods of e-mail?
They’re not reading them. The important e-mail that has been carefully crafted is sitting in some in-box somewhere. Ignored.
By using stand-out subject lines you can improve the odds that people will read and respond to your e-mails. A few tips…Read More
This week, a man was shot and killed because he was texting in a movie theater. You can read the story here.
It’s a horrific incident that should elicit more surprise than it does. When I heard about it I was deeply saddened, and at the same time it wasn’t shocking. You could almost see something like this coming, somewhere, sometime.
Texting is a handy tool that can also inspire annoyance, anger, even rage.
I’ve seen people on airplanes get more and more agitated when the person seRead More
Many of us have multiple email accounts and often the accounts are created by web developers or other IT folks contracted for projects. Which means that passwords are also created by those people and sometimes that information gets lost in the shuffle over the months or years. I’ve seen it happen a LOT. Problem is tons of time can be spent looking for those passwords and that meansRead More
Re-entry from a week-long vacation. It was a mostly lazy week at the beach with family. A little bit of sightseeing, but mostly kicking back and relaxing. Upon my return I woke up energized and ready to take on the email and tasks that had collected in my absence.
The laptop went along in order to spend some time writing and of course my iPhone was tucked safely into the carry-on — but I still unplugged almost completely. My life and career have been built so that everything doesn’t collapse if I’m out of touch. I work because I love what I do but I also work in order to have enough money to not work.
Many people not only crave busy-ness but require it andRead More