In praise of low-hanging fruit

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Low-hanging fruit has a bad reputation. It appears regularly on management-speak lists of the most-hated office phrases. Thank you David Brent, and all those who inspired him. Though the phrase is tired and groan-making, there’s a sound principle behind it. Easily-attainable tasks give you quick wins and a sense of progress. What’s wrong with that? […]

Rest and renewal

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Too tired, too stressed, too much to do? They’re all connected. And it’s not hard to see why, or to know what the solution is. As this video from the Energy Project argues, “Sustainable high performance requires that we create intervals of intense, fully-engaged focus. And then follow them with shorter periods of true rest […]