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The Brain-Based Secret to Getting More Done

To get more done today, first think about how you think. A little self-awareness can go a long way when it comes to productivity.<p>By now, you've probably already broken most of your New Year's resolutions. You're not alone: Only about 8 percent of those who make them keep them. But it may not be …


6 Unconventional Ways to Be More Productive

Need a boost? Check out these suggestions to get out of your rut and get more done.<p>I'm a little obsessed with my productivity. As a writer, I'm constantly trying to tweak my routine and squeak out a bit more work in a shorter period of time, or at least within the normal business hours of 8 to 5, …


4 Tips to Get Employees to Tell You Their Best Ideas

The wall between you and your employees is profoundly thick, even if you don't think it is.<p>When you're running a company, there are independent sources of information that you rely on. The more independent they are, the better the quality of information. For example, your opinion of your own …

Employee Engagement

3 Office Tweaks to Boost Creativity

Little changes you can make to your work environment today will encourage your team to be more creative.<p>Some of us are born with a naturally creative nature. Others hone their ability to think innovatively through 10,000 hours or more of grueling practice. But boosting your creativity doesn't have …


10 Simple Steps to Exceptional Daily Productivity

A little planning, a little discipline...and a lot more gets done.<p>No matter what your job, in one way our days are basically the same: We all have the same amount of time at our disposal.<p>That's why how you use your time makes all the difference...whether you're bootstrapping a startup or running a …

Time Management

To Be More Productive, Leave Nothing Hanging

You don't have to resolve everything immediately, but you can keep expectations on track if you respond to messages within 24 hours.