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Use the ‘Pickle Jar Theory’ to Prioritize Your Tasks

Use the ‘Pickle Jar Theory’ to Prioritize Your Tasks

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Some of our greatest metaphors are about pickles. Nicki Minaj made a case for asserting herself as a woman in a male-dominated field in 2010 when she declared, “Had I accepted the pickle juice, I’d be drinking pickle juice right now,” for instance. In your own pursuit of professional or personal success, you, too, can…
Mark Zuckerberg shares one of his most controversial leadership principles

Mark Zuckerberg shares one of his most controversial leadership principles

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Mark Zuckerberg doesn't like to delegate.The Meta CEO called it one of his "most controversial" management principles on a new podcast episode.He thinks a founder should "make as many decisions and get involved in as many things as you can."Mark Zuckerberg says one of his "most controversial" principles as a business leader is that he…
I left a red state for a blue state. The quality of life and job opportunities are better here, but it’s not perfect.

I left a red state for a blue state. The quality...

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This as-told-to essay is based on a conversation with Raneisha Stassin, a 31-year-old freelance public relations communications consultant and podcast host based in California. It's been edited for length and clarity.Growing up, I was always forced to go to church. In fact, I grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas, a red state surrounded, by very…
You Don’t Need to ‘Eat the Frog’ to Be More Productive

You Don’t Need to ‘Eat the Frog’ to Be More Productive

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We may earn a commission from links on this page. A popular productivity method encourages you to start your day by “eating the frog”—that is, tackling your biggest, most important task of the day first, then moving through the lesser ones in turn. For many, structuring their to-do list around their greatest responsibility is a…
Slack promises its new AI features will fix one of its most frustrating problems

Slack promises its new AI features will fix one of its...

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Finding an old message or document on Slack can be tough. Now, the messaging app is hoping its new generative AI features will be able to help with that.Slack announced the new tools in a blog post on Wednesday. The first is aimed at improving search by providing personalized answers, with citations to relevant messages,…
The 11 Most In-Demand Job Skills of 2024 (and How to Develop Them)

The 11 Most In-Demand Job Skills of 2024 (and How to...

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According to a new report from LinkedIn, some of the most in-demand job skills of 2024 are so-called "people skills," which have become increasingly important as the roles of AI, automation, and other technological advancements continue to expand. While specific skillsets will vary from job to job, those identified in the report are broadly applicable…
Adapt This Japanese Productivity Model to Get More Done

Adapt This Japanese Productivity Model to Get More Done

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So many great productivity hacks come from the world of Japanese manufacturing. The 5S technique helps you keep your workspace clean so you can get more done, kaizen helps you improve the processes and workflow of your job, and kanban helps you schedule your tasks in the most efficient way. These are helpful even if…
Overhaul Your To-do List With the ‘ABCDE’ Method

Overhaul Your To-do List With the ‘ABCDE’ Method

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We may earn a commission from links on this page. A major component of productivity is prioritizing your daily responsibilities, which is why to-do lists are so important. Usually, I suggest using the Eisenhower Matrix, which helps you visually sort tasks according to how urgent and important they are, but there is another way: The…
The Pros and Cons of Adding ‘Soft Skills’ to Your Resume

The Pros and Cons of Adding ‘Soft Skills’ to Your Resume

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We may earn a commission from links on this page. In recent conversations with job recruiters, I've noticed an emerging theme in what they're looking for in a resume: the inclusion of so-called "soft skills." While many recruiters still think a resume should speak exclusively to more measurable "hard skills," there is an argument to…
The Best Tech to Help You Remember Things and Stay Organized

The Best Tech to Help You Remember Things and Stay Organized

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We may earn a commission from links on this page.Deal pricing and availability subject to change after time of publication. All the productivity hacks in the world won’t help you get things done if you can’t remember what you have to do. I say this as someone who has a million things to do every…

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