Sometimes precious pearls of wisdom can get swept away in the email deluge.

By |2011-03-30T14:16:31+00:00December 7th, 2010|Leveraging Microsoft Outlook for time priority and workload management|

Like you, I subscribe to a number of email newsletters that I consider to be inspirational, interesting or plain useful to me. Because the 80/20 Rule is ruthless, some are obviously more valuable than others. These are the ones I want to make time to feed upon. That means I [...]

How to remove Flags from email Tasks in Outlook 2007 and 2010

By |2017-10-13T11:04:10+00:00August 16th, 2010|Leveraging Microsoft Outlook for time priority and workload management|

Microsoft Outlook 2007 and 2010 automatically adds a flagged email to your ‘To Do List’ in your Tasks folder. This includes old email items (including archived) from Outlook 2003 when you upgraded. How do you get rid of these legacy flagged email tasks without deleting the original emails? How do you bulk [...]

Outlook Calendar tip – Overlay Mode

By |2017-10-13T11:04:10+00:00July 5th, 2010|Leveraging Microsoft Outlook for time priority and workload management|

When helping people to work smarter on their conflicting priorities, I usually help them to work smarter with their office software and smartphones as well. After all, most of their communications and commitments flow through these tools. Here’s an Outlook Calendar productivity tip that has proved very popular recently. [...]

Using Microsoft Outlook Categories better across a team

By |2017-06-12T15:18:59+00:00February 18th, 2010|Leveraging Microsoft Outlook for time priority and workload management|

When I run teamworking training events for clients who use MS Outlook one of the things I strongly suggest is that the team members adopt a core of common Outlook Categories. Renaming the default Categories is relatively straightforward. The other day I was presenting  a talk based on my ‘Welding Purpose [...]

How to check spellings in additional languages in Outlook

By |2015-02-02T15:18:23+00:00February 4th, 2010|Leveraging Microsoft Outlook for time priority and workload management|

I was delighted to be able to help one of our Finnish clients the other day with these resources for automatically spell checking multiple languages in Outlook emails . The main problem is that Outlook 2003 does not have the capacity for multiple language spell checking so you must first [...]

Top 10 MindJet MindManager Features You Didn’t Know About

By |2010-04-23T11:17:59+00:00November 25th, 2009|Leveraging Microsoft Outlook for time priority and workload management|

There’s an 80/20 rule for software. 80% of people will use or get value from 20% of the features. Given that fact, what happens when you flip the equation around and ask: ‘What 20% more could I do or learn to be 80% more effective?’ The combination of MindManager mindmapping software [...]

Outlook email Rule: How to automatically file sent mails

By |2010-04-26T17:28:51+00:00October 12th, 2009|Leveraging Microsoft Outlook for time priority and workload management|

Would you like Microsoft Outlook to automatically file emails you send into your chosen folders? Our reputational and commercial risk is recorded more in our ‘sent’ emails than in our received mails. Many people have elaborate Outlook folder structures to file received emails, yet they pile their sent mails in [...]

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