Articles about Productivity

News

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.

News

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.

News

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.

Productivity

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.

Office Life

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.

The Whole Human

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.

Creativity

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.

Productivity

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.

Productivity

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.

Productivity

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.

News

Study: 20 jobs where the number of women has skyrocketed

Recent data compiled by the site 24/7 Wall St.

Morning Routine

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.

Communication

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.

Productivity

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.

Office Life

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.

How To

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.

Inspiration

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.

Office Culture

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.

Productivity

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.”

The Whole Human

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.

News

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.

News

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.

Success

The secret to getting the life you’ve always dreamed of

We are going to do something kind of risky.

Self-Help

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?

The Whole Human

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.