Alicia Diamond

Chief of Staff Blog

Actionable advice, tips, and musings from a 2x Chief of Staff

How I wring more time out of each day

The system isn’t ideal, and I still need swaths of time to do thinking-intensive work, but I’ve learned to appreciate capitalizing on these micro pockets of time so that when a free hour comes along, I can jump right into the task that needs an hour, rather than catching up on tiny tasks. 

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Weekend Reflection

Just as this blog is intended to help me revisit, synthesize, and ultimately comprehends the inputs in the world around me, I find my weekend reflection routine to be a critical part of how I how myself accountable and level up from week to week. 

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Everyday empathy

We talk about organizational hierarchy in abstractions; your team, your direct report, your employee. What we're actually saying is that "you have people and you are responsible for the output of those people."

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Hillbilly Elegy

"What separates the successful from the unsuccessful are the expectations that they had for their own lives. Yet the message of the right is increasingly: It’s not your fault that you’re a loser; it’s the government’s fault."

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Thanks, Mr. Kay!

I appreciate that my initial exposure to science was inextricably linked to the scientific method. It’s burned into my brain. It has become extraordinarily helpful as an approachable, well-documented thought framework for my team.

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