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Should You Quit Social Media?

Should You Quit Social Media?

If you feel that social media might be standing in the way of your goals, you’re probably right.   According to a 2024 global study by Datareportal, the average person spends 2 hours and 23 minutes on social media per day. “Over a full year, that adds up to more than...

Slow Productivity Is Empowering

Slow Productivity Is Empowering

Cal Newport is an associate professor of computer science at Georgetown University and the author of several non-fiction books. His latest, Slow Productivity: The Lost Art of Accomplishment Without Burnout examines the hallmarks of great achievement by sharing stories...

3 Steps to Take Better Meeting Notes

3 Steps to Take Better Meeting Notes

This post was updated on September 26, 2023 As we leave behind notepads and switch to typing meeting notes on laptops or devices, something valuable is lost in the process: the opportunity to synthesize the information heard and remember the most important points....

Unleashing the Power of Vacation

Unleashing the Power of Vacation

When it comes to vacation time, downtime is critical to overall productivity. Maybe your company has an unlimited vacation policy, so there’s nothing stopping you from leaving work behind, right?  Well, maybe not.  For many Americans, the idea of taking a vacation...

How to Prepare Your Team for a Recession

How to Prepare Your Team for a Recession

Whether or not the economy lapses into a recession in 2023, wise leaders are preparing their workforce for the possibility. And they’re doing it right now. Why? Because the news is full of “prepare for a recession” news, based on the Fed's recent and projected rate...

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