Go To SLEEP! The Five Things That Happen When You Don't Call It A Night

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

How many times have you sat down at your computer and worked way too late into the night writing a paper or grant only to find that in the cold …

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How To Be an Academic Leader and Maintain Time For Yourself

Susan Dyer

Seventh grade English class and your assignment is to write a one pager about what you want to be when you grow up. Hmmm…sports writer, teacher, astronaut, video game …

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Regrouping to Gain Resilience & Resolve

Motivated Mentor

When we analyze strengths and weaknesses, seek and use pointed critique, and reject excuses, resilience and resolve will follow.

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Sure You're Overcommitted? Here's A Hint...

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Have you surrounded your phone and laptop with notes saying ‘Say No!’? Do you look at next week’s schedule and wonder what were you thinking? Do you leave meetings …

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Balancing on the Edge

Gurjeet Birdee, MD

As academics, most of us are in overdrive—racing from meetings to emails, writing to teaching, and maintaining some semblance of a balanced life. Two fallacies about how we operate …

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Please, Just Say "No"

A Priori, PhD

I mean just “no” without the culture-of-busyness story of your hectic, heroic life.

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Productivity Tip #7: Reclaim Your Meeting

The Edge for Scholars

How often do you hear a colleague say, “I’m so excited to attend today’s group meeting,” or a student remark, “How is it possible that my group meetings …

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Apps and Other Productivity-Boosting Technology

Rebecca Helton, MA

FocusBooster harnesses the power of the Pomodoro Technique in an app. From Fast Company, Five Free Apps to Help You Swing Back Into Productivity Mode.  Includes apps for alarms, email, …

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Get Writing and Recapture Your Free Time with How to Write a Lot

Rebecca Helton, MA

Do you find your grant-writing intruding on time you’d rather spend with your family?  Did revisions to that last journal article ruin your vacation?  Then this book might be …

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Productivity Tip #6: I'm Not Telling You to Lie

The Edge for Scholars

You don’t have to say you are away to use your “out of office” feature. You just have to be bold. My favorite flavor of bold is the Texan …

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