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Work Smarter (Not Harder) with These 10 Apps

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For most of us, the internet and smartphones have become indispensable parts of daily life. The temptation (and, sometimes, expectation) to be available 24/7 can make unplugging completely from our work seem near impossible. But the same accessible technology that can make us feel tethered to our office email can also help us to work […]

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Less is More | Practicing Essentialism at Work

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The concept of essentialism is becoming even more critical in a world where technology, social media, complex work projects, and multi-faceted partnerships have become the norm. How can we be our most effective when we’re stretched so thin? The answer: we can’t. Instead, let’s follow the advice of Greg McKeown, author of Essentialism: The Disciplined […]

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Building Habits That Stick | What Research Tells Us

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There’s a lot of information swirling around these days about how to create (and stick with) healthy habits. Some techniques you come across may be backed by research, while others may simply be what’s worked for one person. But brain science has advanced significantly in the past several years, and we now know more than […]

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Urgency vs. Importance | Presidential Tips for Time Management

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President Eisenhower once said, “I have two kinds of problems: the urgent and the important. The urgent are not important, and the important are never urgent.” This principle forms the basis of the Eisenhower Matrix, which everyone (president or otherwise) can use to organize their time. The Eisenhower Matrix helps you to prioritize tasks based […]

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