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Don’t Be Proud of Your Busyness

Picture this. You walk into a corporate office, a maze of cubicles and conference rooms. In the middle of a Tuesday afternoon, the cubicles are full of gravely serious employees, staring at balance sheets and engaged in low-toned telephone conversations. Their shoulders slump under a burden of worry, the weight of a company’s performance resting …

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Your Desk Job Matters

Corporate jobs may be frowned upon by many millennials, but they’re still meaningful to God. “Yeah, you’re a bit of a YUP,” my friend smiled. I stared back at him, confused. “What? Really? No way. You think?” I responded, contemplating the claim. “Think about it. You work downtown. Have your own car. You’re buying your …

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4 Things That Can Make You a More Inspiring Leader

  Most bosses worry about how they’re perceived by their employees. Are they too nice? Too strict? Overbearing? Passive-aggressive? Thankfully, if managers sense that something’s off, these things seem relatively straightforward to correct: There are prescribed strategies for becoming a fair, attentive, not-too-nice-but-not-too-mean boss. But being inspiring is a different story. It’s a trait that …

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What Consultants Do

Consulting is one of the most nebulous fields out there. The big firms — Bain, McKinsey, Deloitte, and others — are well known, but few people seem to have a basic understanding of what, exactly, it is that consultants do all day. To find out, we talked to Tim Tierney, a third-year consultant at Deloitte …

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Stop People from Wasting Your Time – Dorie Clark – Harvard Business Review

We’re all too busy, spending our days in back-to-back meetings and our nights feverishly responding to emails. (Adam Grant, a famously responsive Wharton professor, told me that on an “average day” he’ll spend 3-4 hours answering messages.) That’s why people who waste our time have become the scourge of modern business life, hampering our productivity …

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