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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.
Do You Need to Break Down the Cubicle Walls to Improve Performance?

Do You Need to Break Down the Cubicle Walls to Improve Performance?

The way your office is set up not only plays a role in company culture but also how employees function. Choose carefully.
8 Essentials to Get the Most Out of Working From Home

8 Essentials to Get the Most Out of Working From Home

If you focus on creating structure, you’ll be amazed how much you can accomplish.
How to Stop Making the Same Mistakes Over and Over Again

How to Stop Making the Same Mistakes Over and Over Again

One way to combat falling into terrible habits is to focus on thinking outside of the box.
6 Steps to Create an Effective BYOD Plan (Infographic)

6 Steps to Create an Effective BYOD Plan (Infographic)

Increase employees' productivity and protect your company's data with these tips for building a safe 'bring your own device' plan.
Strip the Unnecessary Out of the Day to Day and Get Stuff Done

Strip the Unnecessary Out of the Day to Day and Get Stuff Done

Try these five tips to break your streak of throwing money at problems in the hope that they improve or go away.
The Top 10 Ways to Remove BS From Your Business

The Top 10 Ways to Remove BS From Your Business

Don't let these common roadblocks slow down your startup's progress.
5 Tips for Making Meetings Less Unproductive

5 Tips for Making Meetings Less Unproductive

How many times have you attended unproductive meetings or meetings you don’t even know why you are there for?
This Mental Trick Can Help You Bust Through Obstacles on the Way to a Goal

This Mental Trick Can Help You Bust Through Obstacles on the Way to a Goal

There is nothing more powerful than goal clarity when it comes to the process of achievement.
How a Manager Can Promote the 'Future of Work'

How a Manager Can Promote the 'Future of Work'

The ability to share across social platforms or within private networks has led to an age of collaboration. What are the best practices to encourage so more employees can execute tasks according to the ideal of the modern office?
Terrific Productivity Tips to Make Your Week a Triumph

Terrific Productivity Tips to Make Your Week a Triumph

Entrepreneur's enterprising community of contributors share their favorite ways to work efficiently.
Don't Let Perfect Cripple You. Get Stuff Done With These 3 Tips.

Don't Let Perfect Cripple You. Get Stuff Done With These 3 Tips.

Analysis paralysis can be overcome. You just have to work on crossing the finish line.
13 Random Things Apple's Siri Can Do For You

13 Random Things Apple's Siri Can Do For You

You might know the basics of Apple's voice assistant Siri, but she's actually more capable than you think.
Arianna Huffington's Recipe for Success: Unplug, Renew and Recharge.

Arianna Huffington's Recipe for Success: Unplug, Renew and Recharge.

The media mogul took a scary wake-up call and channeled it into a new lease on life -- one with a lot less stress and anxiety.
4 Bulletproof Productivity Secrets Gleaned From the World's Great Achievers

4 Bulletproof Productivity Secrets Gleaned From the World's Great Achievers

Work ceases being a hamster wheel when we start setting priorities strategically and focusing on the most important tasks.
Juggling Too Many To-Dos? Try These Helpful Task Management Apps.

Juggling Too Many To-Dos? Try These Helpful Task Management Apps.

With the right tech tools, multitasking doesn’t have to be a chore you dread. See which ones serial entrepreneur Scott Gerber uses to tame competing projects and priorities.
Since You Can't Manipulate Time, Try These 13 Time-Saving Tips

Since You Can't Manipulate Time, Try These 13 Time-Saving Tips

As an entrepreneur, you'll try to do it all. Don't. Instead, up your productivity with a clear schedule and working smarter.
Entrepreneurs, Say Goodbye to Sleepless Nights

Entrepreneurs, Say Goodbye to Sleepless Nights

Here's what to do when lying awake, wrestling with insomnia.
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