Clutter kills our dreams. It fogs our vision. Cleverly disguised as temporary convenience ("I’ll just put this here … for now"), clutter undermines more progress than TV, soft-money campaign contributions, and badly designed web sites put together. Who can be a visionary leader, when vision is obscured by a stack of magazines waiting to be read, twenty signature pages to forgotten contracts, a file folder of "time-critical stuff" dated 4-17-1998, and an e-mail inbox the size of Texas?

For many of us, getting a handle on clutter is remarkably freeing…

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Making Space for Success: Controlling Clutter

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