A Tool in of itself is Never a Solution

Even though most of our customers might call our LeanMail software for Microsoft Outlook the definitive solution to managing email, it’s not.  It’s easy to mistake a tool for a solution because [...]

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 — perhaps you don’t even start your computer every day, you can still keep up with LeanMail.  Here’s how: Of course the best [...]

Why leaders are blind to the most important productivity opportunity of all

Email is the leading cause of preventable productivity loss in organizations today. Forbes Magazine (2008) Employees spend 1 to 3 or more hours per day managing email at 40-60% of capacity.  That [...]

Inbox480 – My Personal Story – Part I

It all started with a client. To begin with, his IT manager had told him that 92% of his incoming email was spam and was filtered out before it ever reached his inbox. So my client never saw more [...]

Can Collaboration Work?

We enter into collaborations assuming we’ll succeed as teamwork partners. Yet we rarely achieve true partnership: Because we listen uniquely and through biased filters we sometimes mistakenly [...]

What’s up with your on-line meeting skills?

How often do your on-line meetings start on time? Not often enough, I’ll bet. Funny, there’s no traffic to fight, no coffee to get, no coats to hang, and still, very few people are able to manage [...]

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

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 [...]

Meetings: The Purpose, The Pain, The Possibility

As business folk, we hold meetings regularly. Yet often we don’t accomplish what we set out to achieve. Why? The Purpose Meetings are held to accomplish a specific, beneficial outcome requiring [...]

Is this you?

I’ve seen Hector (not his real name) 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 [...]

Weird habit that saves my butt!

I have this weird habit, one might think. Before I click send on a mail that contains a document that I have attached, I open the document and check it one last time. Even if I have already gone [...]

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