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Take A Hike: Walking Meetings Bolster Health And Productivity

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Dec 15, 2016 8:00:00 AM

With management, comes meetings. Saint Leo professor offers advice on how to turn the bane of the business world into a physically beneficial experience.

Chances are, you’re looking forward to many aspects of a future business position as you pursue your online management degree — taking on a leadership role, contributing to your company or encouraging employees. But the inevitable meetings managers endure are another story.

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Topics: Productivity

Sharpen Your Focus And Study Smarter

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Sep 26, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Activities, games and apps to boost your brain power and improve your concentration.

Okay, online students, time for a quick quiz.

You have a pile of reading and a paper to write. Do you:

  1. Power through with a lot of coffee.

  2. Play on your phone.

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Topics: Productivity

The Secret To Achieving Work-Life Balance

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Mar 24, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Two Saint Leo business professors offer insight into attaining work-life balance. Download the podcast to hear their lively discussion.

Whatever you call it – work-life balance, work-life integration, or work-life success – Americans are constantly seeking the elusive secret to having it all: the perfect blend of career and home life.

Professional-personal life nirvana.
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Topics: Productivity

14 Time Management Tips To Help You Succeed In Your Online Program

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Sep 28, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Each of us has exactly 86,400 seconds to spend every day. How we make the most of those seconds is up to us.

Did you do anything yesterday that was not necessary?

Maybe you started a discussion post during your lunch hour and got side-tracked by a co-worker with a “quick” question.

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Topics: Productivity

Working Parents: We Salute You!

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Sep 14, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Are you juggling parenthood, a career  – and an online degree program? September 16 is National Working Parents Day – your day to take a bow.

By Tiffany Nelson, Ed.S., Prevention Counselor
Saint Leo University Counseling Center

September 16 is National Working Parents Day. And while all parents who work full-time and are raising a family deserve a pat on the back, if you’re also enrolled in a Saint Leo online degree program, you are totally amazing.

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Topics: Productivity

5 Tips For Smart Coffee Consumption

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Aug 6, 2015 8:00:00 AM

August is National Coffee Month. Kick off your celebration by learning how to be a smarter coffee consumer.

Maybe it’s all those papers to write and deadlines to meet. Or the challenge of juggling course assignments with life’s daily demands. Whatever the reason, coffee and college seem to go hand in hand.

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Topics: Productivity

5 Labor Day Tips For Better Work-Life Balance

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Aug 28, 2014 8:02:00 AM

If you’re looking for some insight into how to create a better work-life balance, check out these tips for some practical ideas.

It’s hard to find time just for you, isn’t it?

Maybe you check your work e-mail compulsively from your phone or spend your free time shuttling kids to their activities. Maybe you have postponed vacations because you’re too busy, or you sacrifice sleep because you have papers to write.

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Topics: Productivity

Give It A Try – Unplug

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Mar 18, 2014 8:39:00 AM

While the very thought might cause your palms to sweat and heart beat faster, there are benefits to unplugging.

Once upon a time, Americans were known for their love affair with their cars. We romanticized about the freedom of the open road and – from “Little Deuce Coup” to “Pink Cadillac” – even wrote songs about them.

Statistics show, however, that the total miles Americans drive peaked more than six years ago and is gradually falling.

So what’s our current infatuation?

Is there even a need to ask?

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Topics: Success, Productivity

Snooze, You Lose? Maybe Not!

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Feb 4, 2014 8:21:00 AM

The benefits of a good night’s sleep are well documented. But did you know that taking regular breaks during the day – including naps – can make you more productive?

Science proves what moms have always known: the power of a good night’s sleep.

Having a bad day? Mom says, “Things will look better in the morning.”

Need to make a big decision? Mom says, “Sleep on it.”

So, as a busy adult with career, family, and school commitments who is always looking for more time in the day, it probably stresses you out when you read about yet another reason you should be getting more sleep.

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Topics: Productivity

Seeking Better Work-Family Balance? Exercise

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Jan 16, 2014 7:56:00 AM

Adding exercise to a busy schedule can actually help you better balance work, family and school.

When it comes to attitudes toward exercise, there’s little ambivalence.

There’s the stance of cartoonist Paul Terry – creator of Superman’s anthropomorphic equivalent, Mighty Mouse – who said, “Whenever I feel the need to exercise, I lie down until it goes away.”

Then there’s the approach of one of America’s most famous authors, Henry David Thoreau, who wrote, “An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.”

Current research conducted by faculty from Saint Leo’s Donald R. Tapia School of Business and led by Dr. Russell Clayton, assistant professor of management, supports the latter: Exercise increases your ability to manage, balance and integrate your personal and professional lives.

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Topics: Productivity

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