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The Friday Five: December 18, 2015

11 Tweaks To Your Morning Routine Will Make Your Entire Day Productive
Do you find it difficult to get out of bed? That’s not so bad. I think we all do from time to time.-*However, once out of bed, ready and in the office, some still find mornings are slow from a productivity standpoint. Forbes has 11 tweaks for your morning that might set you off on a better foot making mornings, and Monday mornings, more productive.
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Why Your Job is Becoming Impossible to Do: The Tragedy of Well-Intentioned Organizational Overload
I have seen it first hand. I’ve lived it. Organizational Overload happens and sometimes without you even realizing it. Adding small tasks here-and-there, gradually taking on more responsibility until all of a-*sudden you’re inundated and overextended. Bob Sutton, a Stanford Professor who regularly writes on leadership, offers some ideas to keep in your mind as organizational overload might be on the horizon, including ways to counteract it.
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3 Signs You’re Talking Way Too Much in Meetings (and How to Stop Being That Person)
Sitting next to the ‘talks-too-much-in-meetings’ person is the worst seat in any meeting. If nothing else, one of my key career goals is not not become the ‘talks-too-much-in-meetings’ person. It only takes one bad apple to spoil the whole lot, and one bad participant to ruin a meeting. Take a look at the article and figure out if you’re the bad apple, and if you are, how to fix it. If you aren’t, at least there’s behaviors to avoid.
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How to Be the Person Who Never Misses A Deadline
Want to build instant credibility with clients and coworkers alike? Meet every deadline you set. A wise person imparted that knowledge to me early in my career and it is still one of the best pieces of advice I have ever received, personally or professionally. Meeting deadlines isn’t just about completing work, it’s about delivering on your word, your integrity and your reputation. Being habitually late, or past-due deservedly gets you labeled as lazy or unproductive. Become a shining star and never miss deadlines.
Read More at FastComapny
The FAA Just Approved Test Flights for a Flying Car in U.S. Aerospace
Y’all, it’s happening. We’re getting one step closer to The Jetsons every day. Now we’re talking about flying cars. The full-scale version of the unmanned, miniature craft being test-driven could have a cruising speed of 200 mph and a 500 mile range. Yes, when you read the article it’s clear to see it’s not going to be happening anytime soon, but still – incredible leaps and bounds are being made day in and day out.
Read more at Slate
Thank you all for reading, The Friday Five will be back in the January 8, 2016.

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