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Four Ways to Get More Creative on Your Own

To be more successful, productive and creative, Cal Newport, author of Deep Work, explores four rules for embracing meaningful work.

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Why Employee Engagement Matters

When I was a child at large family gatherings there were two tables: one for the grown-ups and one of the kids. As kids, we did not get to choose where we sat or even what we ate—the grown-ups made … Continue reading

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Avocado Toast and Focus

“Avocado Toast.” That’s what the bakery chalkboard advertised on my walk back to my hotel after a run in Central Park. It sounded good, and indeed it was incredibly delicious. So much so that I had to concoct my own … Continue reading

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Reclaim Classroom Attention with Active Learning

Learning begins with attention, but attention is not always easy to come by, especially in large university classes. Instructors deserve accolades for their efforts to maintain the attention of students. With the increased use of mobile devices in classrooms, there … Continue reading

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Curb Employee Disengagement: Give More Control

I just tried meditation at work for the first time, and I’m not sure if I’m doing it right or if it will make a difference. Especially since I skipped my morning meditation because I was running late for a … Continue reading

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Two Wheel Commute

Across all industries, we’re seeing an increased focus on wellbeing. Some believe it’s driven by the increased cost of healthcare. Others point to an increased awareness of health thanks to the ubiquitous amount of information available to consumers. Whatever the … Continue reading

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Concentration Can Be Hard Work – How to Find Focus in the Office

In its simplest sense, mindfulness means balancing the intense pace of life with being fully present in the moment, which many can agree is easier said than done – especially in the office. Employees in North America, for instance, lose … Continue reading

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