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A decades-old time-management strategy can help you become more productive and less stressed at work

The world of work has changed a lot since the 1950s. But some things have stayed the same.<p>The "Eisenhower Matrix" is a tool developed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who served as president from 1953 to 1961 — and it's still a useful framework.<p>The tool was highlighted in the late Stephen Covey's …

Time Management

Read This Google Email About Time Management Strategy

A Google employee teaches his colleagues how to block out interruptions and set aside “make time.”<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 Leadership stories of 2015. See the full list here.</i><p>I recently wrote an email to our team that posed a simple challenge in time management. The response …

5 Secrets to Managing Your Time, Backed by Research

It’s the problem we all face at the office: how to manage your time. You’re so overwhelmed with meetings and email that you always wonder if you’re …

Time Management

Switching From Evernote: Google Keep at Work

II<p>This is the second post in the series “Switching From Evernote.” It’s also my third post about Google Keep. Before I dive into what seems like …

6 Scientifically Proven Ways to Jump-Start Your Creativity

Go for a walk, take a nap--or raise a glass.<p>Some companies inspire their workers by overhauling their entire offices. But if a full redesign isn't in your budget, you can still help kickstart your employees' imaginations--or your own. Just start with these quick and frugal …

7 Simple Office Changes That Can Increase Mood and Productivity

Since bad moods and stress can spread through your office like the flu, it's important to make some small changes to boost everyone's morale.<p>The office is a great place to collaborate, communicate, and work productively--most of the time. If given a bad environment or during a particularly …

The complete guide to never quitting anything again

The truth is, most people can become good at almost anything.<p>However, most of us quit before we reach the finish line. Why?<p>Hard Fork?Hard Fork.HARD FORK<p>Frustration and lack of persistency is one of the biggest reasons why we never master the skills we want to acquire; from learning a language, …