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Productivity Starts With Knowing Your Limits

The first hard truth of productivity is that you can’t do as much as you think you can.  You can make hundreds of calls a day. You can close dozens of deals. You can write thousands of lines of code. You can recruit dozens of candidates. You feel invincible and immortal in your mind.  But...

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Network Beyond Bias by Amy Waninger – Book Review

This book is for anyone who wants to stand up and take the first step towards being an ally, but lacks diversity in their own personal network.

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Who Controls Your Day? Big Thoughts on the Importance of Time Management

The hardest part of achieving productivity is believing you are mortal.  This is how the logic goes in our minds: Every person who has ever lived on the planet has either died or will die one day But, I haven’t died yet. Therefore, I’m probably going to live forever.  In a fractalish way, we apply...

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You Can’t Be Productive Without a Task Management System

A key step to being productive is to establish your task management system.  One of your limitations as a human is the number of things you can keep in your head at any time. The human brain is capable of remembering lots of things, but we can only keep so many things front and center. ...

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How to Create a More Inclusive Workplace

“Diversity is getting invited to the party. Inclusion is being asked to dance.”  -Vernā Myers You may have built a diverse workplace. There may be African-Americans, people from the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities, and a diverse age range. Great, you’ve hit your diversity goals. Now what? Do women in your office occupy positions of...

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How to be a Good Ally

If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.  -Desmond Tutu The first time I heard the word “ally” in the Diversity and Inclusion topic was on Jennifer Brown’s episode of the WorkMinus podcast. I was pretty intrigued by this word because I knew its conventional meaning yet...

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9 Actionable Ways to Kick Off Your Diversity Recruiting Efforts

Diversity consciousness in the corporate world has come a long way. In recent history, countries have had laws in place that actually protected the rights of employers to not hire people from different backgrounds.  The definitions of diversity have also evolved. What was once limited to race and sex has been expanded to physical ableness,...

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About Workminus

I get scared when I think about the future of work.  It’s not because our AI overlords will create a dystopian future. It’s not because most of us will be living on the streets and the disparity gap will only grow deeper (though both of those are possible).  As automation continues to advance and more...

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Your organization may be diverse. Is it inclusive though?

People respond to the topic of diversity in the office in different ways: Are we seriously still talking about this? Just hire the best person for the job. Oh yeah, diversity is a great thing. My team isn’t really diverse right now, but we’ll definitely hire someone if they fit into our culture. I have...

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Feeling distracted? Here are 30 ideas to build your focus.

How many times have you sat down at the start of your day, excited to get a bunch of tasks done, only to decide to quickly check your email and then spiral into a day that results in nothing more than finally learning who actually framed Roger Rabbit?

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