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3 Ways To Focus On Your Work Without Interruption — Backed By Science

An ability to focus and work deeply for an extended period is the holy grail for productivity nerds like me, reports Forbes. It’s a gauntlet Cal Newport threw down for us in his enjoyable book, Deep Work. He defines deep work as: Professional activities performed in a state of distraction-free concentration that push your cognitive capabilities to their limit. … Read More »

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If Your Boss Isn’t Telling You How to Improve, Here’s How You Can Find Out for Yourself

Your boss calls you into his office one afternoon to surprise you with a raise. Wow, you think, I must have done something right! He then proceeds to tell you why he thinks you deserve it. “You’ve been doing a great job. You put a lot of thought into what you do, and it shows. … Read More »

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Social Media Might Be Causing Your Employees to Leave

Social media usually causes one of two different reactions in employers. It’s either seen as a productivity killer that saps an organization’s energy with frivolous time wasting activity or it’s seen as a collaborative tool that can bring employees closer together and lead to greater innovation, reports Inc. A recent study performed by Lorenzo Bizzi, … Read More »

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Why Etiquette Is More Than Saying Please

It’s been said that the test of good manners is the ability to put up pleasantly with bad ones. But in a world where in-your-face behavior is sometimes mistaken as a strength, it’s often hard to understand the rules of etiquette, reports Forbes. Etiquette. It’s a fussy word that almost defies definition. I grew up at a … Read More »

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3 Mistakes That Will Tank Your Marketing Strategy — And How to Fix Them

With so many platforms, channels, audiences and messages to consider, creating a successful marketing strategy can be overwhelming. In fact, the challenges surrounding marketing-strategy development can become so daunting that companies repeat their mistakes, reports Entrepreneur. Earlier this year, MarTech Today noted that there are more than 5,000 platforms available to help businesses achieve their … Read More »

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Do You Make These Non-Obvious Leadership Errors?

Leaders often are so focused on how to grow and improve. They put most of their attention on developing new strategies that will allow the organization to perform better. However, leaders want to also consider the damaging behaviors that are happening right now that keep the culture from its potential — and this includes their … Read More »

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