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5 Ways to Set Yourself Up for a Stellar Workday

5 Ways to Set Yourself Up for a Stellar Workday

These little tips can make you a happier, healthier and more productive person.
Why You Should Take 10 Minutes a Day to Do NOTHING

Why You Should Take 10 Minutes a Day to Do NOTHING

The smart people and the companies they work for are realizing that encouraging breaks can actually improve productivity.
5 Productivity Tricks From the Pros

5 Productivity Tricks From the Pros

Since many entrepreneurs are unwilling (or just can't) cut back on their workload, they need to figure out how to work smarter, not harder. Here are a few tips on getting more done during the day.
How to See (Clearly) What You Want to Accomplish

How to See (Clearly) What You Want to Accomplish

Try these visualization techniques to arrive closer to your goals.
8 Hacks to Become a Better Entrepreneur

8 Hacks to Become a Better Entrepreneur

These small tips and new approaches can boost creativity, enhance productivity and help make you into the business owner who you've always wanted to be.
Achieve a Leaner Inbox With These 3 Fit Tips

Achieve a Leaner Inbox With These 3 Fit Tips

Shed those extra email 'pounds' using the advice of two productivity experts.
Microsoft Releases 'Delve,' A Productivity-Aimed Office Assistant

Microsoft Releases 'Delve,' A Productivity-Aimed Office Assistant

Users of Office 365 have been waiting for Delve, which was previously referred to as 'Oslo.'
The 5 Fail-Proof Steps for Planning Your Day

The 5 Fail-Proof Steps for Planning Your Day

Set yourself up for success by doing these five things every single day.
10 Quick Tips for Leveraging Your Time and Energy More Effectively

10 Quick Tips for Leveraging Your Time and Energy More Effectively

Utilizing these strategies will allow you to achieve the maximum result with time to minutes or hours to spare.
Are Entrepreneurs Wired Differently?

Are Entrepreneurs Wired Differently?

These folks listen to their intuitive inner feelings and take risks, lacing their decisions with determination.
Warm Up Your Brain Before Work and Other Time Savers

Warm Up Your Brain Before Work and Other Time Savers

Try these five activities to heighten the productivity of the day ahead. Then optimize the commute home to maximize work-life balance.
How to Say No to the Employee Who Interrupts

How to Say No to the Employee Who Interrupts

The polite way to say, Gee whiz, Mr. Colleague, Mr. Boss or Mr. Client, I can't get anything done with your constant interventions.
Bosses Who Pick on One Employee Ruin Everyone's Productivity, Study Shows

Bosses Who Pick on One Employee Ruin Everyone's Productivity, Study Shows

Here's yet another reason to ban workplace bullying.
Your Office Isn't Big Enough for Clutter and Productivity

Your Office Isn't Big Enough for Clutter and Productivity

Employees waste time and money each year just by searching for misplaced items. It's time to clean up.
6 Secrets to Surviving on Little or No Sleep

6 Secrets to Surviving on Little or No Sleep

Entrepreneurs' work schedules tend to go far beyond the standard 40-hour workweek, causing many to forgo catching some z's for more hours working on their startup. Here is how to survive this crazy lifestyle.
Study: Office Plants Can Boost Productivity and Morale

Study: Office Plants Can Boost Productivity and Morale

While minimally-appointed office spaces are typically thought to be the most productive, a new study suggests that ornamentation -- via greenery -- can enhance efficiency.
How Fortune 500 Leaders Spend Every Minute of the Day (Infographic)

How Fortune 500 Leaders Spend Every Minute of the Day (Infographic)

The heads of some of America's biggest companies divulge their personal and work habits.
Ask Your Employees These 4 Simple Questions to Elicit Productive Feedback

Ask Your Employees These 4 Simple Questions to Elicit Productive Feedback

To improve employee engagement and make positive changes in the workplace, leaders should be asking employees for their honest opinion about what is working -- or not working -- in the organization.
5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Sick Days

5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Sick Days

Even entrepreneurs can get run down and get sick but for many, they can't afford to take time off. Here’s how you can harness the power of sick days to get ahead in business.
6 Battle-Tested Tips to End Email Overload

6 Battle-Tested Tips to End Email Overload

Email is making us slower, less productive and even dumber. Here's how you can manage your overflowing inbox.
Basecamp's Rebel Recipe for Success: 5 Ways the Software Maverick Made Millions by Being Different

Basecamp's Rebel Recipe for Success: 5 Ways the Software Maverick Made Millions by Being Different

Here are the surprising, unorthodox strategies that helped the early software as a service pioneer rise to -- and stay at the top of -- the crowded online project management space.
For More Productive Meetings, Throw Out Your Conference Table

For More Productive Meetings, Throw Out Your Conference Table

Virtual meetings, a necessity for dispersed teams, offer many advantages, if structured correctly.
People Prefer Robot Bosses, Study Shows

People Prefer Robot Bosses, Study Shows

A recent study from MIT took a look at the efficiency of robot/human team work.
Why Your Team Needs YOU to Take a Summer Vacation

Why Your Team Needs YOU to Take a Summer Vacation

If you are on the fence about taking a vacation (or think that your team cannot survive without you), here are three questions to ask yourself.
3 Eastern Practices to Tame 'Monkey Mind'

3 Eastern Practices to Tame 'Monkey Mind'

If you found yourself distracted and unable to pursue the path of entrepreneurship, these mental training options could provide clarity and a productivity boost.
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