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Our brains need regular breaks to keep functioning at a high capacity.
A glut of research shows that you should take breaks when you can to reap benefits and avoid burnout. The average time to work productively is 52 minutes of work followed by 17 minutes of rest.
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Unless your job demands otherwise, deal with email at the end of the day.
Less energy at the end of the day makes you less tempted to overcommit to incoming requests.
With this strategy, you won’t waste time checking emails constantly throughout the day.
Instead, you’ll establish an end-of-day email routine. Research found that people who check their emails three times a day respond to the same amount of emails 20 percent faster than those who constantly respond to messages as they came in.
... if you’re just receiving several emails a day. Otherwise, strive to empty your inbox out once a week.
The most important career logic of the past is becoming counterproductive. Many of us have been told the key to success was developing a specialization that allowed us to climb the professional lad...
Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Breadth is gaining favor. To make it in today's world, it's essential to be agile and flexible.
It is not to say that deep expertise is useless. It is just that our world is changing so fast that those with more tools in their possession will better navigate the uncertainty.
To be a generalist, zoom out and pay more attention to the context in which you're making decisions.
Because generalists have a broader set of tools to draw from, they can dynamically adjust their course.