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Casey’s eTip: Agree to Hold Better Meeting

Meetings, whether in person or by videoconference, are expensive because they use the valuable time of everyone involved--even if it's only two people. Here is a simple way to spend that time wisely... First, agree on the agenda. It can be as simple as "What outcome do we hope to…
January 2, 2021
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Casey’s eTip: Build Your Bucket List

There's nothing like a global pandemic to make you think about what really matters in life. And there's no time like the present to begin to... Imagine you are 95 years old, reflecting on a life well-lived. What do you want to remember? Travel destinations, competitions, thrilling adventures might be…
January 2, 2021
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Casey’s eTip: Create Accountability for Yourself

It's easy to hold yourself accountable for working on clearly-defined deliverables when their deadlines approach. When you need to work on projects that are important, but not urgent, however, it helps to... You can create accountability for yourself by setting a deadline and working back from it as you would…
January 2, 2021
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Casey’s eTip: Meditate on Love and Kindness

I hope this message finds you and your family safe and well. The recent violence that has marred peaceful protests across the country reminds me of the productive power of our minds. We humans can bring about positive change within ourselves and in the world when we... Research from Iowa…
January 2, 2021
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Casey’s eTip: Make Videoconferencing Less Draining

Videoconferencing has filled the need for social connection while physically distancing ourselves from others. But even extroverts can find it exhausting. Fortunately, there are ways you can... Videoconferencing has mediated communication and it can take more energy to navigate it than meeting face-to-face or by phone. There are many reasons:…
January 2, 2021
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Casey’s eTip: Pay Attention and Take Notes

The U.S. might be easing restrictions but we will never return to the way things were. Workplaces, especially, will be changed. Now, more than ever... Take advantage of this extraordinary social experiment to gather critical data. If you are newly working from home, what has functioned well? What has not?…
January 2, 2021
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Casey’s eTip: Get the 10,000 Foot View of Your To-Do List

It's easy to get caught in the trap of reacting to your inboxes (email, voice mail, text, etc.). This scattershot approach crosses items off others' to-do lists, but maybe not yours. This week... Get clear about the status of your PROJECTS (goals that take multiple actions to complete). Have some…
January 1, 2021
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Casey’s eTip: Take Mini-Breaks During the Workday

Whether you are working from home or still going to the office, it's important to... We are humans, not machines. That means we need to rest and refresh periodically. Even a five-minute break can make the next 55 minutes much more productive. To make your break effective, give your brain…
January 1, 2021
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Casey’s eTip: Communicate More Personally During the Pandemic

Use your personality and brain style to improve your mood and productivity while sheltering in place. The introverts and low-external-stimulation people are thriving while working at home or with fewer people in the office. The extroverts and high-stimulation people are not. And even introverts can get lonely, so... When possible,…
January 1, 2021