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Author Laura Vanderkam says successful people are obsessed with what else they can do with each specific hour – the opportunity cost of their time. As a result, they keep a time log of what they do every hour of the day to understand clearly where their time goes. Barking Up The Wrong Tree Blog

Keep tabs on teams with quick daily calls

Project manager J.D. Meier recommends for far-flung teams a "ten at ten" meeting – a quick session around 10 a.m. to find out what everyone is working on and what help they need. When he hung up on them after 10 minutes, they learned to be quick. MSDN Blogs

Boost impact by using a white board

Studies by Stanford marketing professor Zakary Tormala found that presentations on a white board were preferred by viewers over two different versions of PowerPoint for engagement, credibility, presentation quality, recall and persuasive impact.

Technology no substitute for thoughtful ideas

Entrepreneur Seth Godin says it's unlikely someone will write a great novel on a tablet or create an industry-changing spreadsheet on a smartphone. When we connect to the Internet and do our work without a keyboard, he asks, who will change the world? Seth's Blog

Juggle multiple deadlines more easily

Next Deadline is a to-do app for Apple devices that lets you focus on the next deadline you face, overseeing up to four projects with multiple items.

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