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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 Linked In group.

Put a stop to low-value work

Reward people for eliminating worthless work, advises consultant Tim Sackett. Right now, we reward people who work 70-hour weeks and are always busy – but maybe a lot of what they are doing is worthless. Focus your staff on working smarter. – The Tim Sackett Project

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Scratch weaknesses off your list

Consultant Will Lukang suggests writing a list of your weaknesses – habits, behaviours and practices holding you back – along with their impact on your life. Then prioritize them from high impact to minor impact. That's your Do Not Do List; keep it front-of-mind and work persistently to improve. – Lead Change Group

Gauge when to make your move

Kairos and chronos are ancient Greek words for two conceptions of time. Chronos is what we usually focus on, the sequence of moments, a quantitative measure. Kairos is qualitative, the appointed or opportune time. Consultant Roy H. Williams says we need to be attuned to kairos – when to pounce on opportunities. – Monday Morning Memo

Recruit your rivals' best sales staff

When Barbara Corcoran was building her New York realty company, she would send a lavish floral arrangement and a handwritten note of praise to every winner from rival firms at the industry's annual awards ceremony. Since they often weren't appreciated by their own bosses, most moved to her in the subsequent year. – Open Forum

Nail the apps that drain your battery

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If your smartphone battery drains quickly in iOS 9, go to Settings, then select Battery and scroll down to see the usage by app in the past 24 hours. If you tap on the clock icon, the percentage will be broken down into when you were actively using it and when it was in the background. – AddictiveTips.com

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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