4 Behaviors That Slow Down Productivity

November 16 , 2018
You know that work is supposed to be challenging—but there’s no way it’s supposed to be this challenging.

Filed Under: behavior at work, Behavior in the Workplace, Efficiency, Focus, how to be more productive, Strategy, Productivity, productivity, productivity at work, Stress, Time Management, work

Five Ways Mindfulness Will Launch Your Career

July 07 , 2016

Mindfulness is an increasingly popular notion in the workplace, with companies such as Apple, Yahoo, Starbucks, and Google using it to their benefit. Google, for example, offers employees a 19-hour course on the subject, which is so popular that thousands of Googlers take it each year.

Filed Under: creativity, Emotional Intelligence, focus, mindfulness, Psychology, Stress, stress management, Your Career

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.

Filed Under: Efficiency, efficiency, Strategy, overwhelmed, Productivity, productivity, Stress

Sorry: Work Stress is Just as Bad for You as Secondhand Smoke

December 17 , 2015

It's far from breaking news that stress is bad for you, but new research from the Harvard Business School and Stanford University has outed exactly how damaging it can be to your body and mind, and it's not pretty: Workplace stress is just as harmful to your health as secondhand smoke.

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6 Ways to Reduce the Stress of Presenting

October 12 , 2015

In the past 30 years, I’ve given more than 3,000 speeches to audiences across the world. Presentations have been such a central part of my work that many who know me best have been surprised to learn how much anxiety they used to cause me. After my fourth root canal, my dentist pointed out that I...

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7 Ways Mentally Strong People Handle Stress

September 03 , 2015

While stress causes some people to crumble, mentally strong people continue to thrive in the midst of added tension. In fact, they view adversity as an opportunity for self-growth. Whether they're dealing with financial setbacks, health problems, or workplace difficulties, mentally strong people...

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No More Worry and Stress: Five Effective Strategies

June 25 , 2015

In my last month’s blog, I spoke about happiness and challenged you to take the “happiness challenge.” One of the biggest obstacles to happiness is stress and worry. We all have some stress and worry in our lives. Some stress and worry can be helpful in our daily functioning.  However, when stress...

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Time Management: 4 Keys To Avoiding Work-Related Stress

October 23 , 2014

In some workplaces, stress is considered normal. However, excessive stress may negatively affect your productivity and personal health. The way you deal with stress can make a difference. Many people assume that they don’t have any control over their work environment. Yes, you can’t control...

Filed Under: Good Habits, good habits, Happiness, stress, Productivity, productivity, Stress

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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Nine Strategies Successful People Use to Overcome Stress

May 29 , 2013

By Heidi Grant Halvorson | Posted January 16, 2013

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