Productivity

On this episode, we chat about what burnout is and how to overcome it., Topics covered include: Our own experiences with burnout; The three characteristics of burnout; The stepping stones to burnout; The two types of stress we face throughout the day; Whether burnout is a primarily workplace phenomenon; The six factors of our work
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Takeaway: Sometimes a habit works so well that we stop doing it. Here’s how to stick with these habits in the long run. Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes, 10s. Habits that require a steady investment of time, energy, attention, or willpower often fizzle out over time. A few weeks back, I wrote about how we
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But how should leaders think about sustainability and identify what to prioritize? How do they decide when to take positions on public policy issues and respond to employees who disagree with those decisions? At the i4cp 2023 Next Practices Now Conference (March 27–30 at the Fairmont Princess, Scottsdale), Todd Jacobson, the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) head
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On this episode, we chat about our GTD-inspired weekly reviews—and what we include in them. Topics covered include: What a “weekly review” is; The steps to doing a weekly review; How flexible to be with your review; What we each review every week; Including an “accomplishments list” in the review; Working reflections into the weekly
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Takeaway: “Focus” is a feature on Apple devices that lets you mold your digital environment to stay on-task. I highly recommend customizing your own focus modes. I have ones for Personal, Work, and Sleep. Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes, 30s. Like some readers of this website, I’m pretty embedded in the Apple ecosystem. In my
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Vampires These folkloric undead beings feed off the life essence—usually the blood—of their victims. Workplace vampires are employees—including some managers and leaders—who feed off their colleagues’ energy, good will, or accomplishments. They sap the strength and engagement levels of those around them. They aren’t merely disengaged in their own work—they sometimes actively sabotage their peers.
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New data from the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) shows that companies’ environmental, social, and governance (ESG) commitments have positive impact on business outcomes, but only when progress is being made on those goals. To ensure progress on ESG goals, organizations need the right structure and oversight of sustainability agendas, and HR should be strongly
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On this episode, we chat about our favorite writing tips—including the ones we use every day. Topics covered include: How writing triggers procrastination; Giving yourself permission to not write well; How to track writing progress throughout long projects; The power of outlining (including when you don’t want to); Where “writer’s block” comes from; How great
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