Multiple mailboxes: Set up different e-mail accounts -- one for vendors, one for clients and one for employees -- so you can organize them and prioritize.
Define your zone: Hospital executive Kellie Barton wears obnoxious lime and green socks -- she calls them her "zone socks" -- and flashes them on arrival at work on days when she wants her team to know not to disturb her because she has a complicated report to write.
Source: Go Put Your Strengths To Work
Focus that blog: Blogging expert Debbie Weil says before deciding whether your organization's blog should be written solely by the CEO or multiple internal authors, determine the blog's purpose and then figure out who is best suited to write it.
Source: WordBiz report
Forget the definitions: Most CEOs obsess about defining what business they are in -- the better to focus -- but Ricardo Semler of Brazil's Semco says he doesn't know what business he is in and doesn't want to, as it would restrict his employee's creativity.
Source: Business Review Weekly
The more, the merrier: A new HR wrinkle is for a boss's executive coach to take part in the interviewing process of job candidates, putting his or her knowledge of psychology and the boss's needs (or quirks) to use in recruitment.
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Quick link: The free Microsoft Word add-in Boiler allows you to quickly chain a batch of Word files into one central file, from http://www.gmayor.com/downloads.htm.