What Stops People from Managing Email Better? – Common Obstacles and Solutions

What Stops People from Managing Email Better? Common Obstacles and Solutions by Michael Hoffman Many people struggle with managing their email effectively. Despite the numerous strategies and tools available, email overload remains a common problem in today’s fast-paced work environment. So, what stops people from managing their email better? One of the main reasons why people […]

ChatGPT’s Suggestion For Fixing Email Will Blow Your Mind

ChatGPT’s Suggestion For Fixing Email Will Blow Your Mind by Michael Hoffman I asked ChatGPT how we should fix email.  Here’s what it said: Establish clear communication guidelines: Set expectations for email usage, response times, and when it’s more appropriate to use alternative communication channels. Encourage concise and clear writing: Emphasize the importance of brevity, clarity, […]

What Are the Right Buckets For Email And Does It Really Matter

What Are the Right Buckets For Email And Does It Really Matter? by Michael Hoffman From watching this YouTube video, BEST Way to Organize Gmail, it would be easy to believe the author’s argument that email generally falls into three categories: Follow-up; Awaiting response; Need to read. Perhaps they do, but you could just as well […]

Poor Email Management – The Real Reason for Slow Responses

Poor Email Management:The Real Reason for Slow Responses   by Michael Hoffman Many people blame their inability to respond in a timely manner on the demands of their job. But the truth is that the real reason they’re struggling is because they’re not managing their email well.  One of the biggest culprits is Outlook, the most widely […]

Effective Email Management: Prioritizing Email Using the Eisenhower/Covey Quadrant

Effective Email Management:Prioritizing Email Using the Eisenhower/Covey Quadrant  by Michael Hoffman Working by priority and then by urgency, using the Eisenhower or Stephen Covey quadrant method, is the best way to manage your email because it helps you focus on the most important and urgent tasks first. This method is based on the idea that tasks […]

Optimizing Email Management with LeanMail: A Comprehensive Solution to Email Overload

Optimizing Email Management with LeanMail:A Comprehensive Solution to Email Overload  by Michael Hoffman Executive Summary: Email overload is a common issue that affects productivity and causes stress for many professionals. In today’s fast-paced business environment, managing email effectively is essential to ensure efficient communication, collaboration, and information sharing. LeanMail is a comprehensive email management solution designed […]

LeanMail Isn’t Just For High Volume Emailers

LeanMail Isn’t Just For High  Volume Emailers by Michael Hoffman LeanMail is a highly efficient email management method designed to streamline your inbox and increase productivity, regardless of the volume of emails you receive. While many email management systems are geared towards individuals with high email volumes, LeanMail offers numerous benefits even for those who receive […]

If You Like GTD, You’ll Love LM

If You Like GTD, You’ll Love LM by Michael Hoffman  If you are a fan of the methodology espoused by David Allen in his book “Getting Things Done” (GTD), you may find that you will appreciate the approach and functionality of LeanMail (LM). GTD is a system for managing tasks and projects that emphasizes the importance […]

Managing Emails (in Outlook) Is Simple — Once You Understand Three Things

Managing Emails (in Outlook) Is Simple — Once You Understand Three Things by Michael Hoffman For many, managing an inbox is an agonizing Sisyphean task – or at least unpleasant and inefficient. But really, it’s quite simple, and can be enormously efficient if you embrace three important concepts. Before we get to those concepts, however, let’s […]

6 Reasons Why You Should Not Implement LeanMail In Your Organization

 6 Reasons Why You Should Not Implement LeanMail In Your Organization by Michael Hoffman 1. Email management solutions are basically digital paper shuffler. Myth: LeanMail probably organizes email and adds more bureaucracy to an already bureaucratic process. I have enough add-ins my kitchen drawer already.  Myth Buster: LeanMail is not an organizer — though it will help you become more organized.  […]