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"Margin or Excellence? Can We Have Both?"
Author: Christenson, James E.
Published In: Facilities Manager
Date: July/August 2003

Field Notes column.  Discusses the need for "margin" in one's life to avoid unhealthy stress, noting there has been an exponential increase in things that cause stress or consume our time that has resulted in a specific decrease in the discretionary time needed to develop and maintain meaningful relationships.  Argues for the necessity of choosing to increase your own margin and references current management experts' perspective on the balanced life, including Richard A. Swenson, Tom Peters, and Stephen R. Covey. 



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