Nicolas Akl

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Why You Should Never Cancel Your One-On-One Meetings

Those personally tailored meetings take up a lot of time. But if you cut them, your work life will likely get more chaotic.<p>Being stuck in a pointless meeting feels like productivity purgatory. We spend a lot of time thinking about how to make meetings faster, more productive, and less boring.<p>It’s …

How to Stay Productive When Everything Goes to $&@%#

<b>Takeaway</b>: A few weeks ago, I broke my ankle traveling overseas. For a couple of weeks my productivity was shot, but what worked better than anything …

Google Docs vs. Microsoft Office: Which suite rules productivity on your Android tablet?

It isn’t a one-horse race for productivity on Android tablets anymore. With Office for Android, Microsoft wants to put Office wherever you are, …

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How to Motivate a “Lazy” Team Member

There are countless books on how to motivate teams, and then there’s managing real people on real projects. While we may default to assumptions about …

Best CRM Software 2018

We reviewed dozens of CRM software solutions and found the best ones for small businesses, including free options and solutions for startups and very …

4 Ways to Take Advantage of Procrastination (+ a Book You Might Find Interesting …)

Photo Credit: Cristian Ştefănescu via Compfight cc Ok, so this is a productivity blog and it may sound ridiculous if someone says that …

Office gadgets to move your desk into the future

Being tied to a desk for vast swathes of the day is a widely accepted reality for executives.<p>And for many, the desk-bound days don't end when they …

Job Titles are Killing Your Business. Here’s What to Use Instead.

What’s in a name? Nothing but trouble. We abolished job titles and launched our #1 most-requested feature in record time. Read why job titles are …

Interview with the World’s Most Productive Man

Listen to my full interview with <i>Early to Rise</i> founder Mark Ford <b>here</b>. You can also read the transcript of our interview below.<p><b>Craig:</b> Hi, this is Craig …

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The Game of Inches — Simple Ways to Improve Your Mental Strength

“So the ‘magical’ golden shield, led to him winning the Heavyweight Championship of the World?” I asked him incredulously. I couldn’t believe what I …

4 Daily Habits To Help You Stay Positive (Even When Things Go Wrong)

An almost-obsessive study of self-improvement and self-help books revealed one common theme: positive thinking.<p>It didn’t matter whether the book was …

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41 Best Android Tips and Tricks

The number of Android users has crossed iPhone users a way back, plus the Google play store also has increased significantly. With increase in …

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Supercharge Google Calendar: 30 Tips, Tricks, Hacks and Add-Ons

Google Calendar was likely the second Google app you tried, right after Gmail, when you got your first Google account. With a history dating back to …

4 Things You Can Do on Your Lunch Hour to Promote Weight Loss

Besides eating a healthy meal<p>No matter how crazy-insane your workplace might be, your lunch hour is <i>your</i> time—to chill out, fuel up, and take a well-deserved timeout from the all-consuming work world. And even if you don't actually get a full 60 minutes (these days, fewer people do), you can still …

12 Daily Habits: The Art of Creating a Brand-New You

A few years ago, I wasn’t the person I wanted to be…I was prioritizing the wrong things, focused on accomplishments and not growing as a person. I …

Why planning is moving beyond spreadsheets

What are you using now to manage your people? So many people are still using spreadsheets to do it, but it's a time consuming mess.<p>These spreadsheets …

Here’s A Great Strategic Plan for Overcoming Any Challenge

Human beings are pleasure-seeking, change-avoiding creatures of habit.<p>Our minds are geared toward taking path of least resistance; i.e., the easy …

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The Tools You Need to Make Every Meeting More Productive

Meetings may seem like the ultimate hold-out against the digitization of working life: after all, what’s more analog than talking directly with another person? Even though the core work of a meeting — listening to and connecting with other people — hasn’t changed, there are lots of ways technology …

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How to Keep a Bird's-Eye View of Remote Employees

Running a virtual business is becoming increasingly popular. Low overhead, nationwide hiring opportunities, and increased productivity are just a few of the many benefits business owners take advantage of by moving away from brick and mortar.<p>However, a virtual workforce is something that most …

Employment

The 10 crucial life skills they don’t teach you at school.

No matter what you major in at university, there will always be lessons that can only be learned in the School of Life.<p>In an increasingly competitive …

23 Tips to Uncover What to do With Your Life (When You Have no Clue, FS096)

If you’ve ever wondered “what am I good at?” or “what should I focus on in my life?” then we’ve got a killer conversation for you.<p>We received a great …

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