How to Work More Efficiently (When You're Unmotivated)

August 13 , 2018

Research shows that kids experience a “summer slump.” When they’re out of school, they’re not actively focused on learning, and their brains check out. But they’re not the only ones susceptible to summer slumps. Adults seem to channel their inner child during the summer, making it hard for them to...

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3 Strategies to Be More Productive While Overwhelmed

July 05 , 2016

You're absolutely swamped--there are no ifs, ands, or buts about it. And, despite the fact that you know your to-do list is overflowing with things that require your attention and action, you're frozen. You have so much to do, you only feel paralyzed.

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How To Make To-Do Lists Better, Faster, And More Fun

February 22 , 2016

It's the oldest, simplest, yet probably still the most effective method for making sure you get everything done: the humble to-do list. But is there a way to get more out of your daily check list? We asked the experts: How can we make our to-do lists better, how can we streamline them to get things...

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5 Tips for Working Smarter, Not Harder

April 27 , 2015

Regardless of our background, location, or profession, there is one language that is the same, and that language is the language of progress.

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10 Simple Things Productive People Do Better (And So Can You)

June 30 , 2014

Productive people appear to have the ability to do it all, but that’s only an appearance. The truth is they’ve figured out some important lifestyle habits, that while simple, most of us have not yet mastered.

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5 Ways to Give Your Brain a Break Right Now

May 01 , 2014

Hip Silicon Valley tech companies started the growing trend of offering their employees unique perks that seem to encourage stepping away from the desk. Google’s free massages, Twitter’s rock climbing wall, and Dropbox’s gaming tournaments come to mind. Some may dismiss these initiatives as ploys...

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How to simplify your future

March 27 , 2014

We live in a volatile world, so the future makes many people nervous, instead of excited. Here's how to increase the odds your future will be bright:

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Organizational Attention Deficit Disorder

March 13 , 2014

Many leaders in large organizations manage global teams. The group may include contract workers, or team members from a merger. Face-to-face interactions aren’t always possible. Getting a group in sync with the project’s goals can be a job in and of itself. As a result of these and other obstacles,...

Filed Under: Behavior in the Workplace, behavior in the workplace, Distractions, distractions, Efficiency, efficiency, Productivity, productivity

To Beat the Chaos, Take a Thinking Day

February 17 , 2014

One of the most under-discussed elements of effective leadership is how fast a leader must learn to stay at peak performance. Most successful leaders never stop learning. In fact, they are voracious learners who are always trying to find ways to improve and enhance their own performance and that of...

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10 Things Extraordinary People Say Every Day

February 03 , 2014

Want to make a huge difference in someone's life? Here are things you should say every day to your employees, colleagues, family members, friends, and everyone you care about:

Filed Under: Communication, communication, Efficiency, efficiency, Good Habits, good habits, Quick Tips, quick tips