Category: Productivity

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Take Breaks

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Breaks help you stay fresh and deliver more of your highest quality work. They help you keep your mental balance. Dr. Ernest Lawrence Rossi, who studies what are called “ultradian rhythms”, found that human beings naturally fall into a pattern of needing a break after 90 to 120 minutes of work. Rossi recommends  »  Read More

Sleep is an important thing, but it’s not the only thing

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Sleep is important The great American philosopher, Vince Lombardi, warned us that “Fatigue makes cowards of us all.” He forgot to mention that it also makes us dumber, sloppier, and bad decision makers. Sleep is important and lately I’ve been reading a lot about it. Jason Fried wrote “Being Tired isn’t a Badge of  »  Read More

Getting the laundry done

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Three kinds of work There are three kinds of work in any organization. There’s the primary work of the organization. There are projects and initiatives that help the organization make progress. And there are the things I call laundry. Laundry is what a client of mine called the routine work that has to be done. It  »  Read More

Productivity and Me

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I read Ben Franklin’s Autobiography for the first time when I was in my late teens. That’s when I started a practice that he followed: reviewing my performance every day. Franklin wrote the autobiography when he was older and he took some time to reflect on what he learned from a lifetime of evaluating  »  Read More