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For each issue before you, consider whether it’s easy or difficult to do and whether the impact is large or small. If something is easy with a big impact, tackle it immediately. Difficult but large impact: Compare it with other initiatives and act when wise. Delegate easy and small impact. Eblin Group

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LEADERSHIP

Run for the office you already hold

If you’ve just been promoted to boss in your unit, the advice from legendary CEO Jack Welch is to start campaigning for the office you hold, winning over former colleagues by creating stability and cohesion. Remember that while some are cheering your appointment, the feelings of others may range from hurt to bitter. LinkedIn

PRODUCTIVITY

Web surfing for fun has benefits

Research found that people who took a five-minute work break to check Facebook were 9 per cent more productive than those who did Internet comparisons of insurance rates, took a quiet break at their desk or worked on relentlessly. Message: Cyberloafing is productive. Psyblog

MARKET RESEARCH

Go beyond the mainstream customers

Instead of dismissing so-called extreme consumers, whose tastes dictate that they either love or loathe your product, you should pay attention to them, Jill Avery and Michael Norton of Harvard Business School advise. They may point the way to innovative breakthroughs.Harvard Business School Working Knowledge

TECH TIP

Minimize windows in one step

Press the windows key plus D to minimize all the windows on your desktop. Press that combination again and the focus returns to the window in which you previously were working. Allen Wyatt’s WordTips

Harvey Schachter is a Battersea, Ont.-based writer specializing in management issues. He writes Monday Morning Manager and management book reviews for the print edition of Report on Business and an online work-life column Balance. E-mail Harvey Schachter

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