Articles about Productivity

The Whole Human

The 10 qualities of an emotionally intelligent person

I hope you gain value from this and learn to understand the ways you can influence your mind, and the minds of others, by growing emotionally every day, in all that you do.

The Whole Human

11 powerful habits of truly happy people

When we think of happiness, we typically think of things that bring us immediate pleasure—a decadent meal, a favorite book, or a relaxing day on the beach. These pleasures do bring happiness, but only temporarily. Recent studies have shown that true happiness, or life satisfaction, works a bit differently.

Office Life

5 things I wish someone had told me before I started my first corporate job

Gosh, they seem obvious after a while but no one actually gives you these tips in school.

Inspiration

How work has changed for me while traveling full-time

As I write this article, I’m sitting at a coworking space in Bogota, Colombia. This is my office today. And a few blocks away is my home, or at least my temporary resting space before I move to Mexico City in a week or so. Then Cabo. Next Jamaica. Then South Africa.

Inspiration

How picking up dog food became my most life-changing event

It hit me. Like a Grand Piano getting dropped on my head (Zombieland Style), I looked at myself and asked a simple question … “Is this what you were born to do?”

Productivity

4 books that will show you how to create the best morning ritual

We do know morning is a special time. Research shows your mood when you wake up affects how you feel the entire day — and how productive you are. And we know rituals are powerful. Used properly, they have been shown to increase happiness, reduce procrastination, and boost confidence as well as performance.

News

Watching the World Cup drains offices of $3.6 billion in productivity

An Office Pulse survey found that watching the World Cup on the job results in a $3.6 billion productivity loss because 49% of those with white-collar jobs plan on watching in the office.

Office Life

How to encourage positive collaboration on team projects

Team projects at work can be hard enough, but how you act can have a big impact. Here's what you can do to help things run smoothly.

Father's Day

4 misconceptions about stay-at-home dads we need to end now

Similar to the belief that stay-at-home moms sit around watching soap operas and eating bonbons, stay-at-home dads are plagued by misconceptions. It’s unfortunate that the world we live in still discounts and undermines the value of domestic work and family.

The Whole Human

How to design a lucky life for yourself

None of this is foolproof, and there’s no real way to completely eliminate the role of chance in our lives. The best we can do is take bits and pieces of tried and tested ideas to better make sense of things and to better influence the end outcome.

The Whole Human

Why we need another version of Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’

The heartbreaking news of Bourdain’s suicide came as such a shock. We’ll never know the private battles that drove him to this tragic decision, but in our natural urge to make some sense of his story, we can use what happened as a chance to stop and reflect on our own stories.

Travel

4 secrets every carry-on traveler swears by

It’s all about a little of strategic thinking, planning and charm! No matter if you are rushing to an airplane to sign the business deal or just want a spontaneous weekend getaway. These 4 secrets are what every successful fashionista swears by. Trust us on this one!

News

These are the 25 companies Millennials want to work at

What makes the approximately 56 million Millennials working today want to work at certain companies over others?

Travel

These are the 20 best trips to take if you have work burnout

If you can somehow find the time to get a week or two or even a few days to really check out and go somewhere you should consider one of the destinations on TripAdvisor's "Most Blissful Destinations For Wellness Travel." 

Communication

6 ways to prepare for a networking event when you’re a bit rusty

It really pays to go to major networking events — they can help you stay relevant and meet new people. But it can be difficult to get all your ducks in a row if it's been a while. Here are six things to keep in mind.

Father's Day

The powerful lesson my dad taught me without even trying

Have you wondered what makes you who you are? I have. Here is my story. I had wanted to write this for long, never knew how it would fall out. That is the risk of writing about something close to your heart — my dad. Here we go.

Father's Day

Fathers also want to ‘have it all,’ study says

According to the 2016 National Study of the Changing Workforce, almost half of fathers in heterosexual relationships say they share caregiving responsibilities equally or take on a greater share of caregiving than their partner.

Pop Culture

The motivational appeal of heist movies like Ocean’s 8

Movies about heists like Ocean's 8 can help you be more productive — these movies, these stories, and these characters offer a buffet of choices from which to inspire one’s self.

Office Life

7 clever ‘psycho’ tricks that really help you in the office

To gain confidence and sympathy, to be more competent and ultimately to get more salary – this is exactly what is possible with these psycho-tricks. And by “psycho”, we mean psychological, as every one of these tips draws on real human instincts.

Work-Life Balance

3 career habits that helped Walt Disney launch the company that is now worth $156 billion

Walt Disney approached his job with craftsmanship — and there are a few lessons that everyone can learn from. While creating boundaries between your work life and home life is important, you should approach work as if it's part of your life and not something separate. Find something you want to incorporate into your identity.

The Whole Human

How to manage your mood

So how do you avoid staying in a bad mood, caused by external things? And how do you even generate a good mood? Let’s discuss those two challenges.

News

Office building-climbing raccoon shows us the meaning of perseverance

A furry critter was spotted on the Town Square Office building in St. Paul, Minnesota on Monday, before ignoring a rescue attempt on Tuesday, according to Minnesota Public Radio. The raccoon wasn't having it and decided to climb up the side of the UBS Plaza building instead.

Father's Day

10 great companies for working dads

Father's Day is right around the corner and though you probably still haven't bought a gift for the paternal figure in your life what we can do is identify some of the best companies (and a few that are even hiring on Ladders) that make it easier for fathers to be, well, fathers.

Communication

Women’s voices are significantly lower than they used to be

New research shows that women's voices today are significantly deeper than previous generations and that is because of roles shifting and power dynamics.

News

This is why not taking that job we wanted haunts us

When you look back over your career regrets, you're more likely to be haunted by the job you did not take than the work mistakes you actually did make. Why? A new paper published in the journal Emotion has looked into why inaction stings longer than other failures.