Boss's Tip of the Day: Keep a List of Mini-Projects

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If you're a boss, you know that every day is a challenge to do better. This tip is based on the same research I used to develop my programs and the Working Supervisor's Support Kit .

Keep a List of Mini-Projects

A Mini-Project is something that you can do in an hour or less and that will either move you forward or help you catch up. Keep a list of them handy. Schedule work on a mini project at least once a week. Use mini-projects to fill time that's suddenly free, like when an appointment is cancelled at the last moment.

Keep your list of mini projects short. When the list gets up to around six projects, start scheduling time to complete a few.

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  • 11/26/2011 10:51 AM Jackie Bernardi wrote:
    Hi Wally,

    I love this idea--it's simple and effective. It might also be a terrific way to determine what work should be handed over to a VA.
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    1. 11/26/2011 11:31 AM Wally Bock wrote:
      Thanks, Jackie. I hadn't thought of using it that way, but it should work. One of the exciting things about sharing ideas is that people like you find ways to use them that I never thought of. Thanks.

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