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Executive Karin Hurt says that when emotions overwhelm you at work – even positive ones – take a time out, back away from the arousal source, name the emotion, and repeatedly ask why. For example: Why am I so excited? Why is this important? Let’s Grow Leaders Blog

Why the CEO title doesn’t cut it

INSEAD professor Ludo Van der Heyden says the chief executive officer title is a misnomer because CEOs don’t primarily execute. They come up with a vision, they plan, explain and evaluate, as well as execute. Other possible titles? Managing director, chief decision officer, or chief evaluation officer, the latter fitting the current abbreviation. Harvard Business Review Blogs

Tailor your lighting to the task at hand

If you want a creative workplace, research suggests you keep the lighting dim because that encourages an exploratory approach, writer Eric Jaffe notes. However, careful reasoning flourishes in light. So consider different types of lighting in areas intended for different work modes. FastCodesign.com

Social media ads can still help your brand

Mashable marketing editor Todd Wasserman says not every ad on social media has to be social. Most ads are not entertaining in themselves and won’t be passed on to others by viewers but can still offer an effective call to action and help the brand. American Express Open Forum

Be an e-mail master, not a slave

Samsung’s Peak Schedule app for its Android phones allow you to set peak and non-peak hours, so you don’t have e-mails or phone calls streaming to you in off hours, such as the weekend. You can still manually refresh your e-mail, if you wish. Terence Eden’s Blog

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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