In an article for Entrepreneur, Chris Brogan highlights a few basic rules and goals that, if followed or accomplished each workday, can make it feel like the day was well used. There is a hard marketing-centric slant to his advice, but it is still generally applicable. Among the rules is creating and abiding by a zero-tolerance list—a list of things you commit to stop doing at work (like social media). Another rule is the rule of thirds, where in his version he dedicates a third of the day to task execution, a third to prospecting for new buyers, and a third for supporting existing customers. Project managers might be able to adapt this concept to replace prospects with stakeholder management and existing customers with team support.
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