Here's What Happens When You Extend a Deadline

Rebecca Helton

What happens when we move back deadlines — once we get past the initial feeling of sweet relief? Research suggests we have a lot of difficulty using our newly-found time wisely. …

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On Declining Gracefully

Rebecca Helton

As the new semester begins, so come the invitations to serve on this committee or be part of that grant.  Trying to figure out graceful ways to decline?  Give our …

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Finding Email Equilibrium

Rebecca Helton

Since we're all talking about taming our email, this week's Link of the Week is an essay from Inside Higher Ed on Finding Email Equilibrium.

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How Saying No Helps Professors Find Their Focus

Rebecca Helton

Productive professors use a variety of techniques to focus on what matters most. For many, blocking out large chunks of time for research, writing, and grant applications is key. That's …

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7 Time-Management Tricks from Chris Hardwick, Man of 1,000 TV Shows

Rebecca Helton

From Fast Company.  Do any of these seem helpful to you?  Surprising, or more common sense than anything else? (Speaking of going down internet rabbit holes, be warned that this …

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Why Aren't You Delegating?

Rebecca Helton

You have way too much to do, you're buried in work, and it seems there's no way out from under it all. But there is: delegation. Yes, yes, you know …

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Meetings Are a Skill You Can Master, and Steve Jobs Taught Me How

Rebecca Helton

More brains don’t necessarily lead to better ideas. When it came to leading meetings, Jobs had no qualms about tossing the least necessary person out of the room. From …

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Shut Up and Write

Rebecca Helton

As we head into a new semester, you may be making writing goals for the new year.  The following article has some great suggestions for how to motivate and keep …

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Link: "Good" Hard vs. "Bad" Hard

The Edge for Scholars

When working in research, issues are bound to arise. That’s just the nature of the job and why there are often several trials—and many errors. However, some issues …

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Sock Drawer as Professional Metaphor

The Edge for Scholars

"During this year’s winter break, however, I discovered a book that I hope will change my life. Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art …

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