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Sitting is the new smoking – the poor health habit that has to be jettisoned just as workplaces had to be cleansed of smoke, says corporate director Nilofer Merchant. A few years ago she switched one weekly coffee meeting into a walking meeting. As it became habitual and invigorating she added others, now averaging four such sessions a week, for a total of 30 to 50 kilometres. Harvard Business Review Blogs

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“Working less” and “selling more” are mutually exclusive concepts, says sales expert Jeffrey Gitomer. Also mutually exclusive: “Working less” and “success.” He urges you to start early and stay late – and give up television, which will add at least 10 hours to your week, with nothing missed. Crain’s Detroit Business

Inventive staff often leave after IPO

The quality of internal innovation declines by 50 per cent after a company goes public, and those companies experience both an exodus of skilled inventors and declining productivity from workers who stay. Those were the findings of Stanford University Professor Shai Bernstein, compared entrepreneurial firms that went public with ones that considered that route but withdrew their public offering filing. However, the public firms attract more external innovations, showing the IPO changes innovation strategies. Stanford.edu

Being creative calls for daily practice

Challenge yourself to do something creative every day, advises Netherlands structural engineer Eva Lantsoght. “Consider this housekeeping necessary to keep your creative skills shining,” she says. Brazen Careerist

Skip the scrolling, and spare your eyes

If your attention span seems poor when reading online perhaps all that scrolling makes it difficult to focus your eyes. Software developer Richard Wallis offers MagicScroll, which turns your browser into the equivalent of an e-book to move deeper into text by flipping “pages.” It’s available as a Google Chrome extension or bookmarklet for other browsers. AddictiveTips.com

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Harvey Schachter is a Battersea, Ont.-based writer specializing in management issues. He writes Monday Morning Manager and management book reviews for the print edition of Report on Business and an online work-life column Balance. E-mail Harvey Schachter

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