Can’t have a Super Bowl without a clipboard.

coach with clipboard talks to players

The start of a new year is often the time to re-evaluate your organizational methods. With a million and one apps on our phones and tablets to keep life in check—I present to you a different mode of organization: the clipboard.

The clipboard is my go-to organizing tool of choice. In fact, I’ve been sporting the clipboard for as long as I can remember; long-before Michael Keaton made the line “A clipboard and a confident wave will get you into anywhere.” famous in the movie The Paper. Hardly a day goes by that the clipboard is not by my side.

You see, the clipboard is more than just a place to store important papers. Like Keaton alluded to: it conveys authority and that you are in charge. At times, it also provides a piece of security. It’s something to lean on, write on or reference when you need a moment to think. Watch most sporting events, and chances are the coach or manager has a clipboard in-hand. The person who carries the clipboard is the one who has a plan.

I’d love to hear from all those clipboard users out there. Have you moved on from the clipboard? If so, what’s your favorite organizational or business tool?

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  1. I’m fond of the clipboard’s cousin, the portfolio with a slot for a notepad and a pocket for other papers. Alas I tend to jam into many papers and invariable end up breaking the pocket so that things then all fall out. And so it goes. But they’re useful while they last.

    Comment by heidi — January 28, 2016 — 4:16 pm

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