Cut down on the time it takes you to answer e-mails by creating custom signatures that contain common responses, writes Jason W. Womack. "Whenever someone asks me a new question about productivity, leadership development or executive coaching, I answer as comprehensively as possible and save the response in a new, up-to-date signature so I can use it again in the future," he writes. Another tip for making your e-mail more efficient is to blind-copy yourself on notes you plan to follow up on.

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