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vacation strategies

There are some jobs where vacations are a straight-out myth. If you’re the CEO of a public company or the leader of a country, you can be out there golfing but let’s be honest, vacation? Nah. Chances are very good that at least once a day something significant enough to require your involvement will pop up. Salmonella recall, North Korea, something. The rest of us need to get a life...

Get it done, darn it!

Driving to work recently the radio host mentioned a study about the differences between how men and women communicate by email. I don’t recall the origin ¬†of the survey so I can’t speak to its accuracy but anecdotally the study’s comments felt valid. The study suggests that when writing emails at work, women tend to use words such as “just”, “sorry”...

24 Hour Rule

I don’t know why I am even writing about something as obvious as the 24 hour rule because chances are extremely high every reader of this blog knows about the 24 hour rule. Oh yeah, I know why! Because we all know this rule and without exception fail to follow it at least once a year. The 24 hour rule is deceptively simple: when mad and upset, don’t email, don’t call...

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