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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Ill communication

Ah, emails.  How did we manage without them?  Personally, I think quite well.  Now we appear to be unable to tear ourselves away from them.

They taunt us in our inbox, begging for attention.  They follow us on our mobile devices, so there is no respite.  Most importantly, they’re categorically not suited to all situations.  Move a bit closer to the screen – I have some valuable advice for you…

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