19: How to regain control of your inbox

I’m writing about one hundred things I’ve learned as a product manager.

Product managers just loooove solving problems and answering questions.  Emails present us with an enticing list of both, which is why we find it so hard to tear ourselves away from them.  I reveal three quick tips to show you how you can regain control of your inbox after the break!

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18: Five ways to manage distractions better

I’m writing about one hundred things I’ve learned about being a product manager.

As product managers, our workload intensity tends to be cyclical and sometimes these cycles can stack up.  Distractions can seriously dent your ability to Get Stuff Done™, so here are five things you can try out to manage distractions more effectively.

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17: Remember your manners

I’m writing about one hundred things I’ve learned about being a product manager.

My folks brought me up to remember my manners.  I consider I’ve perhaps taken this a little too far when I find myself apologising to people in London who have just shoulder-barged me into the path of an oncoming bus.  But manners are important, especially for a product manager, where your success relies on the help of many others.

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