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Messy Desk by Abu

Organize and Clean Your Workspace…You Could be a Winner!

By Bob Sadowski, APR, Public Relations & Social Media Manager, ACCO Brands

As asked by Albert Einstein, “If a cluttered desk is the sign of a cluttered mind, what is the significance of a clean desk?” While all types of conclusions can be drawn here, the fact of the matter is a desk that is covered with loose files, paper, office supplies, cords and electronic gadgets will produce just one result: STRESS! Desks like the one pictured here do nothing but carve into your productivity and waste your time as you look for particular items.

All of this is at the core of National Clean Off Your Desk Day. Celebrated early in the New Year on the second Monday of January, the day offers a time for fresh starts, and your business and/or home offices are opportune places to make those fresh starts. While you may be dreading the dive into the piles of paperwork, periodicals and Post-it notes, there are a few simple steps you can take to achieve peace of mind and productive outcomes. Continue reading

GPS from Jobriga

Navigating the Highways and Byways of Goal Planning—Part 1

By Lissa Cupp, vice president, e-Commerce & Consumer Marketing, ACCO Brands

Are you too busy “living” life that you don’t take—or have—the time to “plan” for life? Whether you’re a business professional, an aspiring student or the CEO of your household, this is oftentimes the case, and when it rings true for you, how can you be assured of having the life that you really want?

Setting goals and planning for their achievement are important elements to successfully living the life you want. More often than not, the two are thought of separately, but it’s not uncommon for the “planning” stage to be overlooked when setting your goals, despite it being one of the most important parts of the process. The two need to merge onto the same road that leads to your future success. Continue reading

Happy New Year from ell brown

Make Your Resolutions Ring True in 5 Easy Steps

By Lissa Cupp, vice president, e-Commerce & Consumer Marketing, ACCO Brands

It’s hard to believe, but we’re already over a week into 2013! The start of a new year can be hectic on both a personal and professional level, to say the least. Add to this the tradition of making resolutions and the result is a bulkier task list, a busier schedule and, in some cases, encroachment into previously uncharted territories.

The good news is that with efficient planning and the application of solid organizational skills, you can definitively tackle all of these tasks and activities. Let’s start with your resolutions. Continue reading

When in Doubt, Trim it Out…of Your Task List, That Is

By Bob Sadowski, APR, Public Relations & Social Media Manager, ACCO Brands

As the New Year gets underway, a lot of resolutions are made. According to research compiled for our infographic released in December, many of these resolutions are focused on slimming down. Waistlines aside, that’s exactly what we’re recommending you do: Slim down your task list!

Your task list is at the core of productivity and efficiency, and when it’s too large or over-burdening, your ability to plan and organize goes down the tubes. So, for this New Year, we recommend that you take the following steps to slim down and purge items on that task list in order to make it more manageable: Continue reading

Create & Keep Your 2013 Resolutions with this New Infographic

“Are you determined to find success?” That’s the question posed in this infographic released by ACCO Brands. The infographic, which is available for republication, outlines several interesting statistics surrounding the making—and breaking—of New Year resolutions and how individuals can better stick to these yearly aspirations.

“The start of a new year is a popular and opportune time for people to set fresh and promising goals for themselves,” says Lissa Cupp, vice president, e-Commerce and Consumer Marketing, ACCO Brands. “Annual resolutions provide the desired destination; however, the problem for many is staying on the road in order to reach that destination.”

Resolutions 2013

Content for the infographic was developed by the planning and organizing experts at AT-A-GLANCE®, Day-Timer® and Day Runner®.

Holiday Dinner Table by jeremytarling

Are the Holidays Wreaking Havoc on You? Get Organized and Take Control

Stay productive & stress-free for the entire holiday season by following these simple tips

At the midpoint of the holiday season, busy schedules and stress levels continue to rise. To help you survive and thrive during this holiday season, ACCO Brands Corporation (NYSE:ACCO), a leader in branded office and consumer products and print finishing solutions, has several tips and tricks to help make yours memorable and stress-free.

“The holidays are a time for family and friends to come together and enjoy the season—however, this often gets lost in all the hustle and bustle associated with it,” says Lissa Cupp, vice president, e-Commerce and Consumer Marketing, ACCO Brands. “The key is to capture lost time and use the time you do have efficiently and effectively.

“This is all easily accomplished through good planning and organizing,” she adds. Continue reading