Articles about Productivity
Study: Women balance supporting their partners with demanding work better than men
Being present and supportive to your partner after a terrible, hard day at work is not easy for anyone, but a new study suggests that women may be better at stopping work demands from hurting their relationships with their partners.
The story behind Aretha Franklin’s ‘Respect’ shows us how to make projects our own
Aretha Franklin, the great American singer who became a defining voice of the 20th century and the acclaimed Queen of Soul, died at her home in Detroit on Thursday from pancreatic cancer, her publicist said.
Survey: 50% of professionals have fought with a spouse over working on vacation
New data shows that 50% of professionals say they've fought with their "spouse about being too connected to work" while vacationing.
Your career hot streak can happen at anytime, study finds
When we watch colleagues get on a hot streak and produce hit after hit, we may watch from the sidelines wondering exactly how they did it.
There’s a reason your narcissistic coworkers might be getting promotions instead of you
Narcissistic people often believe that they can accomplish anything. Here's how to implement the good parts of narcissism.
12 things you can do to feel a little less lonely
We’ve outlined a few suggestions for the times when you feel lonely and like life just isn’t going your way, so you don't feel the need to hop on Facebook.
7 things Albert Einstein taught me about creativity
We find clues to creativity in anyone from Pablo Picasso to a nameless, sweaty bricklayer. Or, in this case, a wild-eyed physicist who did poorly in school.
Hustle is for amateurs (do these 8 things instead)
Is hard work important? Absolutely. It’s irreplaceable. But hustle is hard work done stupidly. Go pro with the tips from this post.
Did you fail at something? Good – do something else
Instead of just telling people to stop complaining, Jocko Willink realizes that we need more than that to truly change our behavior.
This study supports you turning off Slack for a few hours per day
Is being in constant communication, through platforms like Slack, actually the best thing for us? According to a new study, maybe not.
Study: 20 jobs where the number of women has skyrocketed
Recent data compiled by the site 24/7 Wall St.
Hate breakfast? Here’s how to make the day’s first meal suck less
We’re here to help you. Here are the best tips to make breakfast better – even if you really hate to eat in the morning.
Rock the body. Body language, that is!
There may be one tool in your career-building kit that you’re not using to its full potential, and that’s body language.
Simple productivity hacks to immediately become more effective
What’s necessary to become more effective are straightforward, doable strategies that simplify your day and transform potential into productive outputs.
Overcome the performance bias if you want to improve your team
Everyone loves high performers and categorizing people by performance has its benefits. However, the performance bias can create more harm than good.
Getting unstuck: The myth of work-life balance
The key to getting unstuck is self-care, even when that feels like your lowest priority and the last thing you have time for.
Why imperfect is more beautiful than perfect
Perfect and beautiful aren’t the same. Perfect often degrades. It’s the flaws, the imperfections, the roughness around the edges that generate the beauty.
Connecting your personal and work values: 3 steps to a more fulfilling work life
When your values are honored each day, life is fulfilling. Find time to identify your personal and organization’s values and create an action plan.
Malcolm Gladwell on why we shouldn’t value speed over power
Power over speed: “Let’s create a safe space for the neurotic tortoise as opposed to penalizing him at the point of entry.”
10 ways to determine if you have healthy or destructive passion
The problem for most people is that they believe that passion is the moving cause, when in reality, passion is an effect.
Survey: 22% of workers ages 18-34 say they’ve been demoted
New data shows that 22% of workers ages 18-34 have "been demoted" on the job and 55% of those demoted ended up quitting after.
Trying too hard at work is not going to pay off, study finds
How hard should we try at work? Not too hard. Turns out, pouring your all into your work is not necessarily going to pay off in the end.
The secret to getting the life you’ve always dreamed of
We are going to do something kind of risky.
The upside of quitting: Why quitters always win and losers never quit
What if our beliefs about success are backwards? What if we could improve the odds of success when we quit and grit or perseverance leaves us worse off?
Life by design: Practical steps you need to take to do your own personal life audit
It’s a self-reflection exercise. A life audit will leave you with the clarity and space you need to “do you” at the ultimate level.