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Focus first on tasks that bring real results

Make a list of the tasks before you today. Then, beside each put a dollar sign if it will bring you revenue in the next 30 days, and a smiley face if serves an existing customer. Entrepreneur Mike Michalowicz says you’ll notice that most of your activities don’t generate revenue or address a customer, so tackle those later. Focus first on the ones with the dollar signs and smiley faces. OpenForum.com

End the year by getting personal

Make December a month in which you connect in a personal way, says entrepreneur Chris Brogan. Send some handwritten notes. Record a few personal videos for customers. Draw little personal cartoons and send them out, especially if you’re not a great artist. Or – nothing fancy – just call people on the phone to make a connection. Entrepreneur.com

Potential leaders are only a question away

Bestselling author Ken Blanchard ( The One Minute Manager) says the best way to identify a potential leader is to ask people: “Who do you enjoy working with? Who do you respect in your workplace?” How We Lead blog

How to make text changes in multiple files

Multifile Search and Replace is shareware that allows you to search through a bunch of files and make a common change to the text, in the manner we have become accustomed to in a single word-processing file. It might come in handy if you need to edit the name of a company in a host of documents after the original name was changed, or correct a misspelled name. AddictiveTips.com

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