THE WHY: An email inbox with more than 10 unopened emails and excessive email that require action can be incredibly stressful and has a negative impact on our productivity. You may feel like you are on a hamster wheel of email and as a result often overlook important or time sensitive messages.

THE HOW: Implement the following guidelines as taught in the “The Email Warrior.” Schedule time to deal with inbox emails and the challenge is to read an email once only ever. Start by scanning for urgency and deal with urgent first. Emails you can deal with in less than 5 minutes, do now: read/respond/delegate/delete or file the key is to move it out of the inbox. Emails that will take longer than 5 minutes identify when to do it and schedule it into your day.

– Nancy Dewald, Lead Up Training and Consulting