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Leadership Insider is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s answer for: What’s your best advice for staying productive at work? is written by Tom Gimbel, CEO of the LaSalle Network.

Distractions happen to everyone: whether it’s following up on an outstanding assignment, catching up with a coworker, or responding to emails. Nobody can be everywhere all the time, which is why it’s important to find a balance that allows you to get work done, stay productive and be accessible. Here a few tips to help keep you on track:

Write it down
Plan the day out strategically. For example, I plan meetings so I can bounce between nearby locations when visiting clients, prospects and staff. Also, create a to-do list every Friday for the week ahead. Re-modify the list on a daily…

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