Fall New Year’s Resolutions – Rosh Hashanah What? (aka Goal Setting and Goal Completion)

Every January, roughly half of the United States population participates in the creation of New Year’s Resolutions. Every February, approximately 92% of those polled in various research studies report that they did not follow-through on their resolutions. The problem with New Year’s resolutions is that: 1. They’re tied to a specific time of year. 2.…

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National Preparedness Month

  Every September in the United States, National Preparedness Month is promoted. This month-long reminder about getting prepared for all emergencies was created by FEMA back in 2004. That agency’s reputation seems to take quite a beating after major disasters, but their website, Ready.gov, has extremely helpful recommendations to help you prepare for various emergencies:…

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National Leave the Office Early Day 2022

  National Leave the Office Early Day was created several years ago by Laura Stack, MBA, CSP, CPAE. This special day is observed on June 2 each year. If June 2 will fall on a Saturday or Sunday, it’s celebrated on the closest weekday. A fellow productivity specialist, Laura’s goal was to bring attention to…

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How to Stay Focused and Productive at Work

    Recently, Buzz Feed journalist Fabiana Buontempo posed this question:   “I’m writing a story on tips to stay focused and be productive throughout the workday. I’m looking for detailed answers that are not the typical “write a to-do list” or “make your office a zen space.”   Here was my recommendation for how…

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