Articles about Productivity

Meetings

The secret to a good meeting: The meeting before the meeting

When it comes to giving persuasive presentations to senior executives, never underestimate what you can accomplish in the meeting before the meeting.

Success

10 things you should never say when making a presentation

There are many elements to a great presentation, but being effective means avoiding missteps. I’ve compiled ten things you should never do when making a presentation. To be clear — this is not an effort to police tone, but to strengthen our ability to get our message across and build professional credibility.

Success

The 8 most effective ways to get back on track after you messed up (and finally stay there)

You’re stuck in a downward spiral of negativity because it seems like all the progress you’ve made may be ruined. If you can relate to this scenario, you know how tough it can be to get back on track after you messed up. But, it’s possible.

Health

5 reasons to cook on a weeknight (especially after a stressful day!)

Here are five reasons why you should go full-blown Barefoot Contessa on a Tuesday.

Success

Billionaire Richard Branson has some simple advice for those who want to succeed

Time and again, Branson encourages young people to stay faithful to themselves in the face of all odds. After all, he's living proof that anything is possible — as a child, he struggled greatly with dyslexia. No one ever dreamed that he would pioneer a global music and video game company, an airline and a space project.

Productivity

The one thing you didn’t know about your to-do list

Have you ever noticed that some tasks on your to-do list get crossed off right away while other tasks tend to stay on the list no matter how hard you try?

How To

Career advice that also doubles as dating advice

Often times, the process of finding someone you want to spend hours with, regardless if it’s romantic or professional, is grueling and difficult. That’s why so much of the wise words of wisdom about falling in love also apply to scoring an offer letter for your dream gig. Here, dating experts and love gurus give their best tips.

Success

Measure the process, not the results

Most of my life has been like this: one step forward, one step back. Make a little progress, then regress.

Success

Your ability to follow instructions is not the secret to your success

Following the rules is no longer sufficient to succeed. The generally accepted theory or belief that applies to almost everything we do can’t guarantee the life you seek and expect.

Success

The most important trait among successful people will surprise you

This is what matters more than any other talent or trait.

Success

How to become more intelligent everyday

People aren’t born smart. People learn how to work with what they’ve got, and become smart as a result.

How To

7 ways to stand out during your internship

This 8- to 12-week assignment gives hiring managers a snapshot of your personality, skill set, ambition, communication skills and of course intelligence.

Office Life

At the intersection of food, influence, and leadership

For many of us, it was a rude awakening to become the leader and we learned that true “power” and influence doesn’t come on a silver platter.

Happiness

The secret to success no one talks about (but everyone needs to hear)

Let’s face it — nothing as powerful as a sustained life of happiness and success will ever come easy. It must be earned.

Productivity

5 of the best keyboard shortcuts you probably aren’t using

It’s safe to say you probably abide by the basics, but there are numerous keyboard shortcuts you’re probably missing out on. (Seriously, there’s so much more to the world of life-changing shortcuts than Command + F.)

The Whole Human

5 ways to stay strong even when things get difficult

When dealing with difficult times – job rejection, entrepreneurial challenges, heartbreak, loss of a loved one – these can help fortify you to forge ahead.

How To

The ins and outs of negotiating with someone who is clearly a better negotiator

Some see negotiating as a game of wits. A mental match between the two sides. The reality is, there are things that are equally important — if not more so.

Personal Finance

How to be smarter with money: 8 simple secrets

If you want to make money over the long haul, picking investments isn’t the real problem. The problem is our behavior. We do dumb things.

Productivity

A 4-day work week may not be as far off as you think

You may have had to fight for Summer Fridays in your office, but soon you may only be working four days a week.

The Whole Human

What to do when you think your life sucks

Even when life sucks there are differences between those who just survive and those who thrive in their circumstances. Follow these tips.

Travel

6 trips you should take before turning 40

Forty may seem a long way away when you are in your mid-twenties, but trust me – it will be coming around quicker than you can pack your suitcase and put on your “Out of Office” after reading about these incredible trips.

The Whole Human

How do you know when you’re overdoing it?

American cyclist Lawson Craddock fought through the toll of the Tour de France, but he now ponders whether pushing past the pain was really worth it.

Words at Work

Grammar rules you were taught at school that are wrong

What if I told you that your teachers were wrong and there are lots of other so-called grammar rules that we’ve probably been getting wrong for years?

Levelling Up

How to be smarter than people smarter than you

I read the things smart people write down. By deciding to read more, you’ve already become smarter than most “smart people.”

The Whole Human

Want more energy and bigger results? Stop asking ‘HOW’ and start asking ‘WHO’

When most people have goals, they immediately begin thinking about HOW. Billionaires immediately begin thinking about WHO.