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Books read in April

It's that time again! I spent a week on vacation and had a few plane and train trips, which helped pad this list out. But also, my new novel reading habit has reminded me that I really like to read, and I read fast. As long as I know what I want to read next, I will devote the lion's share of my leisure time to reading. April is not yet over, and I may finish another book thi… read more »

How to leave the office at 5 p.m. (guilt free!)

When it's dark and sleeting, an evening at the office doesn't sound so bad. But with May almost here, and the days getting longer and warmer, many of us start to feel restless. Enjoying an evening outside can feel like a vacation in the middle of the week. There's just the matter of getting out of the office on time. As I study people's time logs, I see a phenomenon t… read more »

Send a present to Future You

One of the more fascinating discoveries of psychology is the relationship we have with our future selves. We tend to view them as different people. That's one reason people take on obligations in the future that they wouldn't take on now, and perhaps one of the reasons people find it difficult to save too. It's not you who has to deal with the fall out. It's someo… read more »

The calendar meeting

In any household of more than one person, there will be a lot of moving parts. There are things that have to happen, and then things that you might want to have happen, but need input on from other people. Everyone in my household is plunging into our "busy" time right now, with spring sports going, end-of-year concerts and the like beginning, and the conferen… read more »

How CEOs spend their days (Inc magazine) plus Friday miscellany

I always love seeing the time diary concept make its way into the wider world! Inc magazine's April cover story is called "The Way I Work," and features 24 hours in the lives of 8 high-profile business leaders. Specifically, they tracked November 29, 2016. Then Inc had me offer commentary on their schedules. The good news is that these people often had very rea… read more »