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Twofer Tuesday: On Essentialism & Boredom

June 27, 2017

Sometimes the things that bring out our greatness can be surprising. Other times, they can be just what you’d expect — even if you hadn’t considered them in quite that way before. The first of these Twofer pieces looks at

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Twofer Tuesday: On Perseverance & Priorities

January 10, 2017

Our lives are defined by the decisions we make — from big-picture choices, like what career path to follow, down to the details of how we spend each day. These Twofer articles examine the potential impact of our determinations, and

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Twofer Tuesday: On Abstraction & Failure

November 15, 2016

Two of the consistent leitmotifs at Box of Crayons are focus and courage, and here they are again. In the first of these Twofers, you’ll discover why the models used in the past may not be the right ones for future situations.

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Twofer Tuesday: On Scheduling & Boredom

October 25, 2016

Have you joined our Tools for the Time-Crunched Manager LinkedIn group? It’s designed to inspire and help you conquer the day-to-day challenges of your workday. We often share resources like this — The Big To-do Over To-do Lists Turns out, there’s a

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Four Ways to Do Less

October 19, 2016

After summer’s slower pace, October can seem downright hectic. If you feel like you’ve jumped on a hamster wheel, or are looking for ways to simplify a chaotic work life, these suggestions will help you do less, accomplish more and

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Twofer Tuesday: On Attaining Knighthood & Taking Risks

August 30, 2016

Have you joined our Tools for the Time-Crunched Manager LinkedIn group? It’s designed to inspire and help you conquer the day-to-day challenges of your workday. We often share resources like this — Embracing Everyday Nobility If you’ve ever found yourself chasing some

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The Hardest Question to Ask

August 24, 2016

What is the hardest question to ask? What comes to mind for you? There are plenty that set you up for potentially awkward social moments, for sure. How much do you earn? Will you marry me? What’s this rash? Is that

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