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Why are deadlines so important?
I know I would have finished the paper I’m currently writing if I had a firmer deadline. I know I’ll finish the next one on time that does have a deadline. I’m not a procrastinator, so why do I need … Continue reading
Posted in Daily routines, Managing an academic career, Organization of a scientist Tagged completion, deadline, efficiency, perfectionism, task 2 Comments
Run your business meeting efficiently
Why is it we waste so much time in business meetings? Why do we spend twenty minutes discussing something that we all agree on? Why are we unclear as to what needs to be done? Why can people run whole … Continue reading
Posted in Business meetings, Scientific meetings Tagged action items, business meeting, efficiency, waste of time Leave a comment
Great irresponsibility, or great organization?
Sometimes it is easier to just do whatever tasks stream at you through the incessant flow of email than to work on the conceptually difficult, important, long term research papers. At other times you want to scream and throw things … Continue reading