Articles about Productivity
Japanese employee’s pay docked for starting lunch 3 minutes early
How long is too long of a lunch break? For one company in Japan, it only takes starting your break three minutes early to get punished for being a habitually late worker.
This is why finding your passion can be bad advice
When you are at a loss at what to do with your life, you may have been given the well-intentioned advice to "just find your passion," as if it is something you can just dig up from the ground. Now, new Stanford research explains why this can be bad advice.
These brain foods can improve your thinking and mood
Research proves that proper nutrition is essential to promote brain and overall body health, and to defend against diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease.
Yes, that elephant can dance: General Motors Chief Talent Officer on innovation at scale
There are well-told stories about how and why old struggling companies have beat the odds and changed their cultures, practices, and products for the better — although it is important to remember that nothing life is permanent, so such successes are best viewed as temporary and precarious.
This 6-word sentence will give you complete freedom and high performance
If you attach to an outcome — whether a good or bad — you freeze your personality. The worst thing you can do for your success is get attached to what happened in the past.
Why you should eat popcorn with chopsticks – and other psychological tricks to make life more enjoyable
In a series of studies soon to be published in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, we found that consuming things in life in unconventional ways enhances enjoyment of them. This is where chopsticks come in.
The best CEOs to work for in 2018, according to employees
CEOs all like to think of themselves as good bosses, but the employees who work under their regime hear a different answer.
Time management expert says this is the only reason to have a morning routine
If you truly want to have a morning routine that really accomplishes something Laura Vanderkam, time management expert and author of "Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done" says this is the secret.
How 5 brides stayed focused at work while wedding planning
While the path to the dream job and the dream person is quite similar, they start to become incompatible as you plan your wedding. Ask anyone who has balanced nuptial duties with a full-time gig and they’ll be quick to admit the stress of the period.
The most effective leaders don’t care if they are the most-hated or most-loved
A boss shouldn't be preoccupied with whether other people love or hate them. Instead, leadership experts say, a boss should do the right thing for the organization. Their subordinates will likely respect them — and even love them — for that.
Searching for greatness? 15 humans you need in your personal treasure chest
These are the 15 people that have hands down changed everything for me. Fill your treasure chest with these humans and you’ll have a life you never believed possible.
4 modern-day tips to help you balance work life and home life
Here are a handful of modern-day tips that will help you go a step further in balancing your work life and home life. The end goal; maximize time and minimize stress in all areas of life.
Goals don’t replace systems – and vice versa
People who claim that setting goals are a bad thing are out of their minds. They probably set some goals in the past, failed, and never set a goal again.
Wake up, sleepy heads! Morning people lower their risk of depression
Before you hit the snooze button again, read this: there's increasing evidence that morning birds get ahead of night owls. If you wake up earlier, you might be happier, weigh less, and you may even be more likely to sleep better. And now we know that being a morning person could even help you feel less depressed.
Skipping meals? You’re missing out on breakfast benefits
But before you scrap eating omelets and oatmeal in the morning forever, remember that research still finds health benefits to eating breakfast that you may miss.
There’s an upside to feeling busy all the time
Sometimes, being overwhelmingly busy sucks. It makes you feel all sorts of frantic, it sends your anxiety levels skyrocketing and it can leave you more likely to make a careless mistake. These kinds of reactions are typical when your laundry list is putting you under major time pressure, evoking a bunch of emotional reactions rather than productive ones.
How to keep your sanity in the job search game
Flip the script. You haven’t found the right fit yet, but don’t give up. Here are a few additional ways to keep your mind sane and your spirits up while between jobs.
3 crucial skills for leading without authority
In contrast to control-minded leaders of the past, today’s most effective leaders are exercising a different kind of power. This new style of leadership is a blending of personal and interpersonal skills that form the basis of a leader’s ability to impact, influence, and inspire others. Here are three of those skills:
Why boredom is so powerful in your life
Boredom is not lack of stimulation. Ironically, the more distractions and external stimuli we pursue, the more bored we get. Boredom is a clean slate. Being bored is escapism — it’s a mental state that we choose to avoid self-reflection.
You must meet one-on-one with your new hire in the first week … or else
When you get hired, your first week will set the tone for what happens next, according to a new survey. The researchers noticed that what retained new hires at the tech giant came down to a simple action — did their manager meet with them one-on-one that first week?
4 ways to enjoy the first day of summer – even if you’re not on vacation
If your weather has been anything like ours in New York City lately, you know that summer is well on its way: In fact, the first day of summer is this week. As nice as it would be to have off that day, here's how to enjoy it — even if you're not relaxing at the beach on vacation somewhere.
6 reasons that continuing education is a no-brainer
As soon as you graduate from high school or Uni, you undoubtedly feel accomplished. But you might also feel as though you’re finished with the educational system in general — you’ve got your diploma, and you’re ready to get to work. Here are six reasons you should keep going to class.
The art of goal achievement
What leads to goal achievement is a path, process, or a system. And for most of us, this part of the machine is the most difficult to maintain. It’s the one that takes the most time and effort.
Here’s the most dangerous proverb in the English language
Curiosity requires an admission of ignorance. Asking a question means that we don’t know the answer, and that’s an admission that few of us are willing to make. For fear of sounding “dumb,” we assume most questions are too basic to ask, so we don’t ask them.
This 2-step, 10-minute exercise creates immediate self-awareness
Self-knowledge is important. But self-imagination is far more compelling and powerful. Actually, being highly imaginative is how you become self-aware.