To take this a step further, you can set Outlook to automatically open the Dashboard on startup, helping you avoid the temptation of looking at your email before you’ve had a chance to identify the day’s priorities. Go to Tools > Options > Advanced Options:
Click the Browse button and select the Inbox sub-folder, ClearContext IMS:
Select OK on this and the Options dialog. Voila! On startup Outlook will open up the Dashboard so that you can size up your day.