I want to tell you about Take Control of Your Time, a new online seminar I’m offering on time management. To explain the seminar and who I think should take it, though, I…

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I recently came across John Pencavel’s summary of the British government’s efforts to understand worker productivity in munitions plants during World War I, and was surprised it isn’t more widely…

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Last night, this tweet came across my timeline Are you responsible for a research team? How did YOU learn to lead it? — realscientists (@realscientists) January 6, 2016 (If you’re…

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I am good at setting boundaries between work and the rest of my life. I’m the sort of person who can take a company Blackberry on vacation, check it twice…

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The way most organizations promote people into management is, to put it bluntly, terrible. New managers are selected on technical skill and maybe some vague concept of “leadership potential,” given…

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I should really call this post “How to Slip a Schedule without Making Everyone Hate You,” because slipping the schedule is the easy part: you just fail to deliver on…

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