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What’s worse than working while sleep deprived?

What’s worse than working while sleep deprived?

We’ve all suffered through it. Whether it’s because of a sick child, late-night concert or, in my case, ridiculous vampire novel, we’ve showed up to work sleep deprived. We try to excel but can’t drum up motivation. Caring about the quality of our product or attentively listening to a coworker
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Your most undervalued trait

Your most undervalued trait

Raul is why I changed college majors, attended graduate school, started my business, donated to charity last week and wrote this post. I came across Raul in Caracas, Venezuela, when I was nine years old. I was staring out the passenger-side window of the family air-conditioned sedan trying to tune
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White supremacy: What’s a CEO to do?

White supremacy: What’s a CEO to do?

If you’re an American business leader, this week likely threw you into a professional conundrum: Should you take a public stand against white supremacy knowing you’ll jump into treacherous political waters? Brands have traditionally been mute on political issues and active only in apolitical societal causes — reading to children,
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You won’t believe what increases income

You won’t believe what increases income

Are you motivated to strengthen your community, clean up our environment or otherwise make a positive social impact? If so, such a sense of purpose might help your finances. Research by Anthony Burrow and three other academics uncovered a positive causal relationship between purpose and wealth. (I’m naming only Burrow as he’s
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What gets the Yankees playing their best?

What gets the Yankees playing their best?

During one particular week in each of the last nine seasons, the New York Yankees have won 72% of games. This not only beats their regular record, which is 56% wins, it also beats the best team in baseball on almost any day (for example, the Houston Astros lead the
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Adam Smith, founder of CSR

Adam Smith, founder of CSR

Last week a Fortune 500 executive told me he was “personally interested in [company name] making a positive social impact.” After a pause he added “But, obviously, economists would caution that corporate social responsibility is financially imprudent.” Like this gentleman, many of us assume the great economic thinkers disapproved of
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Want to dig your job? Work like a caveman (or cavewoman)

Want to dig your job? Work like a caveman (or cavewoman)

Think your fancy modern job is better than the primitive jobs of our ancestors? Maybe not. It’s unlikely cave dwellers grumbled about the day they endured to put dinner on their stone tables. Anthropologists believe pre-historic humans legitimately enjoyed working. The legacy of these happy laborers appears to survive in
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Six small acts that ignite purpose at work

Six small acts that ignite purpose at work

Does your job feel bland and purposeless? Do you like your work but still yearn for a more meaningful existence? I suggest messing with your job — just a tad — to ignite it with purpose. You can help homeless families, protect the natural environment, support customers battling illness or
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Why making others yawn is a good thing

Why making others yawn is a good thing

You’re with your spouse at your favorite restaurant after an arduous workday that started pre-sunrise. Understandably, you yawn while your honey shares an eye-opening LinkedIn post. Before you blurt out an apology, something odd happens. Your spouse yawns! They slept in, had a leisurely afternoon and had so much energy
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A rebel’s path to fulfilling work

A rebel’s path to fulfilling work

It’s probable that right this moment… ·     A valet parking attendant is inspecting tires and, if any are bald, will alert the car’s owner. ·     A fitness-loving construction inspector is writing an internal blog to help her colleagues adopt healthy behaviors. ·     A safety officer at a chemical manufacturing plant is telling workers
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