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This is the latest news and information for workers and managers from across the Web universe, brought to you by Monday Morning Manager writer Harvey Schachter. Follow us on Twitter @Globe_Careers or join our LinkedIn group.

Reach your goals in 90 minutes a day

If today and every other day seems to slip away from your control, keeping you from being effective, try productivity coach Kimberly Medlock's suggestion that you protect 90 minutes – 20 per cent of the day – for your goals and priorities. – FastCompany.com

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Don't compromise core values

Bestselling author Patrick Lencioni says many leaders are obsessed with retention and an accompanying fear of attrition – of employees, customers, or even church congregants. They compromise their strategies or water down policies, ironically discouraging and often losing core constituents – their best customers, recruiters and evangelists. – Pat's POV

Maybe you're getting enough sleep

Getting less sleep than you need? The feeling is widespread that modern life has reduced our sleep to unusually low levels. But a new study finds the sleep habits of present-day hunter-gatherer societies are little different than ours, probably averaging about 6.5 hours a night, without naps. Sleep on that! – PsyBlog

Focus to break free of inertia

If you seem mired in inertia, consultant Susan Mazza recommends narrowing your focus to one big goal, listing the first five things that come to mind (inevitably ideas you've been thinking of doing but haven't), choosing one to target with a deadline and outlining the first three actions to take. – Random Acts of Leadership

Dig more deeply into Outlook

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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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