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.  […]

9 Tips for Working from Home

9 Tips Working From Home by Michael Hoffman There are oodles of tips on the Net for working from home.  Here is a compact version. 1. Create a morning and closing routine Routines are important because they prime us for jumping into our work and help us transition back to our personal life, respectively.  There are […]

How to squeeze more out of your employees – and have them thank you for it.

How to squeeze more out of your employees – and have them thank you for it by Michael Hoffman No one cares about how well employees manage their inbox. Not the leadership. Not employees themselves. But here is why everyone should: Fixing it will take two hours. Keeping it fixed, another two hours over a couple […]

Errors that LeanMail novices make in the planning step

Errors that LeanMail novices make in the planning step by Michael Hoffman Follow-up; Read; Read and revert; Call; are a few of the typical entries that many LeanMail novices write as Next Actions.    At the time you write them, they make perfect sense because at that particular moment you were immersed in the details of what it was you were supposed to do.  […]

Politically Correct or Upstanding?

Politically Correct or Upstanding? by Michael Hoffman There are two reasons why I think it’s high time we traded the term “politically correct” with the something else.      The first reason is because over the years “politically correct” has been stigmatized as being negative and heavy instead of righteous and observant of personal values and ethics.  Less informed people shun being […]

How to Run an Effective Daily Stand-up Meeting

How to Run an Effective Daily Stand-Up Meeting by Michael Hoffman I was recently requested to suggest how to run an effective daily stand-up meeting. It dawned on me that we had not articulated the process in our own company so all the more reason to explicitly formulate this important morning staple. The Goal The goal […]

A Word From Our CEO, Michael Hoffman

A Word From Our CEO, Michael Hoffman by Michael Hoffman Most of you know that besides being an executive coach, I run a software company called LeanMail. But what many of you are perhaps not aware of is that we recently made a revolutionary change in our implementation model. Previously, we sold LeanMail as a single […]

Become More Organized With Habit Change

Is This You? Improving With Habit Change by Michael Hoffman I’ve seen Hector (a local homeless person) wheeling his cart around Barcelona a few times. It’s massive. It must be extremely difficult to maneuver. One day I went up to him asked him if he really needed all of those things. He actually articulated an impressive […]

Email Management For Productivity: Easy To Mistake A Tool For A Solution

Email Management For Productivity: Easy To Mistake A Tool For A Solution by Michael Hoffman Even though most of our customers might call our LeanMail email management software for Microsoft Outlook the definitive solution for email management, productivity, and efficiency, it’s not.  It’s easy to mistake a tool for a solution because once you have consciously […]

Email Management Is Not A Tool And It´s Not Bad

Email Management Is Not A Tool And It´s Not Bad by Michael Hoffman Many people refer to email management as a tool, but it’s not.  Email is a medium just like books, CD’s, and letters are media.  You may not like managing email but that has less to do with the media itself and more to […]

If You Are A LeanMail User Who Finds Him or Herself On The Road A Lot…

If You Are A LeanMail User Who Finds Him or Herself On The Road A Lot… by Michael Hoffman If you are a LeanMail user who finds him or herself on the road a lot — perhaps you don’t even start your computer every day, you can still keep up with LeanMail. Here’s how: Of course […]

Hey Mr. Sales Director, George Trachilis is NOT nuts. Are You Nuts?

Hey Mr. Sales Director, George Trachilis is NOT nuts. Are You Nuts? by Michael Hoffman One of your prime objectives as a sales director is to get your teams out of their inbox and in front of the customer as much as possible. I’m not knocking the importance of email, I’m just saying that you probably […]