Tag Archives: productivity

Kaizen and the 1% Approach

“Fresh ideas from the Blacklight” SBC’s Weekly Newsletter for Professionals We love an extreme makeover as much as the next person, but most of us resist radical change in our own lives. If we’re honest, …

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Vacation State of Mind

Show of hands if you would move to France in a heartbeat if you could. There’s a lot to love about the land of the 35-hour workweek: 30 paid vacation days off annually, leisurely lunches—with …

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Pomodoro versus Big Rocks: A Productivity Smackdown

Some people are always highly motivated. They never put off for tomorrow what they can do today. And they tackle all chores, projects, and tasks with efficiency and glee.  This post is not for those weirdos people. We’re looking …

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Overwhelmed at Work? Try This

It’s become cliché to have too much to do in too little time. When this happens on the job, you can feel anxious, demoralized, and burned out before the day even begins. As your mood …

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Got Any More Room on Your Plate?

This post originally appeared on the Blacklight, our new newsletter for professionals.  The scene: your desk, 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. You’re cruising along, ticking tasks off your To-Do-List like a boss. Then, your supervisor decides to …

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Develop Your Inner Rebel

This post originally appeared on the Blacklight, our new newsletter for professionals.  As a teenager, your rebellious streak may have landed you in hot water with your parents, the principal, or even the fuzz. Now …

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