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10 New Year’s Resolutions For Leaders In 2020

Source | | Sally Percy

It’s that time of year when everyone seems to be making resolutions in the hope that we can do better – and be better – in future. So which resolutions should leaders thinking of making as they look ahead to 2020?

1.     Take control of the device that is stealing your time

“Decisively take control of your smartphone – and the time it is stealing from you,” says Greg Orme, a keynote speaker and the author of The Human Edge: How curiosity and creativity are your superpowers in the digital economy. “Why are we enslaved by a device that was supposed to liberate us?”

Orme’s advice is this: “First, audit your social media apps. Delete those that don’t make you genuinely happier. Second, redefine your relationship with ‘always-on’ work emails. Check your inbox three times a day at most.”

By taking these steps, leaders will be able to focus. “Use the time you save to explore,” suggests Orme. “Read a book, take up meditation, write a story, draw something or learn a language. Curiosity and creativity are the workplace superpowers of the 21st century. To develop them, you need to learn how to protect your precious time. Just because you’re able to log in anywhere, anytime, doesn’t mean that you should.”

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