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I admit it: I’m deadline-driven. Deadlines keep me moving forward and on task. I respond exceedingly well to them. Meeting deadlines brings enormous satisfaction; not meeting them brings stress and self-loathing. Deadlines reign supreme; if something doesn’t have a hard deadline attached – even informally – it gets placed at the bottom of the to-do […]

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Staying Inspired When You Work Alone

Posted by on 19 September 2011

As much as I love working from home, some days it can be a lonely existence. Back in my cubicle-dwelling days, if I was feeling stuck for inspiration, I could always get up, walk around, stretch my legs and meet someone at the coffee pot for a quick chat to get my head into a […]

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Technology enables us to work remotely in all sorts of places that not long ago would never have been considered suitable – bedrooms, hotels, airport lounges and so on. This has given many people the freedom to ditch the commute and live in a location of their own choosing, but it also brings its own […]

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The growth of mobile technology is simply staggering. According to mobiThinking, there are 5.3 billion mobile subscribers (that translates to 77% of the world’s population.) By 2014, it’s expected that mobile will overtake the PC as the most popular way to access the web. People are using mobile technologies for commerce, entertainment, and productivity. No […]

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I have a confession to make. This time of year I tend to get distracted. I think it’s the perfect weather that draws me away from my screen and towards the ocean or the first tee. Can you relate? The workshifting lifestyle is both a blessing and a curse when it comes to flexibility. True, […]

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Today we have a guest post from Tony Schwartz. Tony is President and CEO of The Energy Project, a company that helps individuals and organizations fuel energy, engagement, focus and productivity by harnessing the science of high performance. Tony’s most recent book, Be Excellent At Anything: The Four Keys to Transforming the Way We Work […]

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Collaboration for Teachers on the Go

Posted by on 9 September 2011

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…back to school time! If you’re a teacher like me, it’s also the busiest time of year – lesson plans, building presentations,  making videos and rubrics, and anticipating all the new school year will hold.  One of the things I love best about being a teacher in the […]

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When Work Works

Posted by on 1 September 2011

I was looking over the study “The State of Telework in the U.S.” and noticed a very interesting statistic: The study found no correlation between cities with the most congestion or longest commute times and number of workshifters. One of the common arguments for telework is saving gas and the carbon footprint. That’s not to […]

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