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    Something for the boss: information overload

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    At PA Life we’re devoted to bringing you the very latest news, tips, advice and recommendations on a whole smorgasbord of topics that we hope are of interest to you in your professional lives.

    Since our most popular stories seem to be those that provide suggestions on how to engender a better working relationship with your manager, we thought we’d ensure you get even more brownie points by bringing you a selection of news items of interest to your executive. In this edition, we look at how to take control of today’s information overload.

    Improving your reading skills should be at the top of any decent manager’s agenda – you might even wish to consider taking a speed-reading course, according to business coach Dan Stevens, the author of No BS – Time Management for Entrepreneurs. Another tip from Dan is to use a clipping service to weed out the information that you actually need from the dense amount of literature available – eg daily newspapers, trade magazines and online media.

    Being selective about what you read is also a must and Dan advises that you consign junk mail, catalogues and even interesting but non-essential titles to this pile. You may also want to think of using an alerts service such as Google to flag up items of significance in your particular field of interest. Meanwhile, a publication such as The Week will condense all the information you need into one simple format.

    Using on-demand television services is a smart idea too, as it means that you’re no longer tied down to programming schedules, and taking advantage of your commute to learn while on the go is another practice you should adopt to help free up your time.

    Read the original article at tinyurl.com/qa2pbhy.

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    Molly Dyson

    Former Editor – PA Life

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