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How to Set Boundaries at Work

How to Set Boundaries at Work

To support necessary downtime, recharge, and stay engaged, it’s essential to set boundaries at work around your time, your attention, and your personal life. Before COVID began to spread in the U.S., two-thirds of American workers reported feeling burned out at work....

Attention Management Strategies for Business: Meditation

Attention Management Strategies for Business: Meditation

If you’ve read any of my books, you know that I believe meditation is one of several useful attention management strategies in the pursuit of productivity improvement. Meditation increases your ability to recognize what’s on your mind, and what “brain state” you’re...

Being Productive in Challenging Times

Being Productive in Challenging Times

In many ways, this is a scary time. Being a speaker and trainer, thankfully some of my work has gone virtual. But much of it has been canceled or “postponed until further notice.” I know you’re facing your own challenges, and so I thought I’d share some ways I’m...

Why Weekend Work Emails Are Bad for Your Family

Why Weekend Work Emails Are Bad for Your Family

Do you typically read and respond to work emails on the weekend? You probably already realize that these after-hours communications add to your own stress. But you may not be aware just how much those emails affect the rest of your family, too.  A 2018 study out of...

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