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Joe Robinson is a productivity and work-life trainer at worktolive.info and author of Work to Live and the Email Overload Survival Kit.

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Is Your Managerial Ego Too Big?

Is Your Managerial Ego Too Big?

Overlords of their own fiefdoms and overseers of inflated budgets and staffs, these type of managers can kill your company. Here's what every leader needs to know to take down the takeover artists.
April 11, 2014 in Leadership
This Is Your Brain on Power

This Is Your Brain on Power

There's evidence that power actually changes the way the brain sees others, decreasing recognition of others' concerns.
April 11, 2014 in Leadership
The 7 Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs

The 7 Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs are a diverse bunch. The best ones, however, share a collection of characteristics -- from tenacity to the ability to tolerate risk -- that are crucial to any successful venture.
January 11, 2014 in Lifestyle
The Startup Turning Point: When You Need to Ask for Help

The Startup Turning Point: When You Need to Ask for Help

The stories of entrepreneurs who needed just one big breakthrough, and the four scenarios that got them there.
November 13, 2013 in Starting a Business
10 Easy Ways to Minimize Stress

10 Easy Ways to Minimize Stress

The biggest hazard to your business may be the one you can't see: chronic stress.
October 28, 2013 in Lifestyle
How to Keep Employees Engaged

How to Keep Employees Engaged

The key to developing employees with oomph is communication.
April 23, 2013 in Managing Employees
Inside the Brains of Rebellious Leaders

Inside the Brains of Rebellious Leaders

True iconoclasts don't just happen upon a novel approach. Their brains are actually wired in a way that makes them more likely to take the road less traveled.
February 19, 2013 in Innovation
Why Being a Workaholic Is Counterproductive

Why Being a Workaholic Is Counterproductive

Advice from a productivity expert on how to take some time away from your smartphone.
January 22, 2013 in Productivity
How Positive Thinking Can Make You a Better Problem Solver

How Positive Thinking Can Make You a Better Problem Solver

The science behind how negative feelings can actually prevent you from thinking clearly and making creative decisions. We speak with Prof. Barbara Fredrickson, who studies how to reframe adversity and
December 18, 2012 in Innovation
The Truth About Multitasking: How Your Brain Processes Information

The Truth About Multitasking: How Your Brain Processes Information

Think you're making the most of your time by writing e-mails as you talk on the phone? Cognitive scientist David Meyer unmasks the illusion behind the counterproductive habit of multitasking.
November 20, 2012 in Productivity
Managing the Stress of Starting Your Own Business

Managing the Stress of Starting Your Own Business

Stop spieling off platitudes about risk. Instead, develop a strategy to offset the oof, ugh and ouch! that can tag along with a risk-taking life.
September 7, 2011 in Lifestyle
Innovation Gurus: Bruce Mau and John Kao

Innovation Gurus: Bruce Mau and John Kao

The big idea to move your company to the next level can happen, if you put in the work -- and play while you're at it.
April 26, 2011 in Radicals & Visionaries
How to Avoid Entrepreneur Overload

How to Avoid Entrepreneur Overload

As an entrepreneur, you're probably either slightly frazzled, mildly frayed or full-on exhausted.
March 22, 2011 in Work/Life Balance
How to Deal With Deadline Panic

How to Deal With Deadline Panic

Time urgency is the enemy of good work and good health. No matter how out of control you feel, you can tame the beast.
October 20, 2010 in Health & Fitness

Tame the E-mail Beast

The research is overwhelming. Constant e-mail interruptions make you less productive, less creative and--if you're e-mailing when you're doing something else--just plain dumb.
February 12, 2010 in Management & Operations

Is it Really Innovation?

Peter Diamandis talks about what innovation really is while Tim O'Reilly calls the I-word era "dead on arrival."
October 13, 2009 in Startup Basics