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How to Get Them to Email You Back

How to Get Them to Email You Back

Productivity expert Jason Womack explains why limiting your emails to one topic will result in faster responses.
Why Your Company Needs an Up-to-Date Marijuana Policy

Why Your Company Needs an Up-to-Date Marijuana Policy

With the landscape rapidly changing for regulation of pot in various states, employers must be sure their guidelines keep pace.
Distracted and Overwhelmed Employees Are Costing You Big. Try These 3 Fixes.

Distracted and Overwhelmed Employees Are Costing You Big. Try These 3 Fixes.

Workers are checking their phones a staggering amount each day, according to a recent survey.
See It Through: 5 Steps to Finishing What You Start

See It Through: 5 Steps to Finishing What You Start

If you're plagued by a half-finished to-do list, and partially completed projects are taking over your life, here's a plan.
How to Stay Productive Working From Home

How to Stay Productive Working From Home

Distractions are plentiful when you are home, and often it’s only the most disciplined who can remain productive and efficient.
Why Are You Working So Hard?

Why Are You Working So Hard?

The latest technological advances promise increased efficiency and productivity but have prompted even more labor. Here's one entrepreneur's solution.
How Music Affects Your Productivity

How Music Affects Your Productivity

With so much of our work now being done at computers, music has become an important way to 'optimize the boring.' Here's how to do it right.
Stop Asking, Who Knows Where the Time Goes? An Entrepreneur's Guide to Focus.

Stop Asking, Who Knows Where the Time Goes? An Entrepreneur's Guide to Focus.

Tolerating interruptions is not the hallmark of a successful business leader.
One of the World's Richest Men Wants a Three-Day Workweek

One of the World's Richest Men Wants a Three-Day Workweek

Speaking at a business conference in Paraguay, Mexican telecommunications billionaire Carlos Slim called for a 'radical overhaul' of the traditional workweek paradigm.
Can Video Games in the Office Make Employees More Productive?

Can Video Games in the Office Make Employees More Productive?

Hip startup employees have been known to enjoy digital entertainment at work, but does it actually have a positive effect on employees?
Rampant Bullying Found Across Workplaces

Rampant Bullying Found Across Workplaces

Physical or emotional harassment persists when no one speaks up or sets boundaries.
Working Endless Hours Does Not Make You a Hero (Infographic)

Working Endless Hours Does Not Make You a Hero (Infographic)

Comparing hours worked with output across countries shows that putting in more time does not necessarily equate to more revenue.
8 Ways to Break Bad Smartphone Habits

8 Ways to Break Bad Smartphone Habits

If we're going to be on our phones all the time, it's time to ditch 'cell yell' and other annoying habits.
Live a Healthier Life by Making Consistency Work for You

Live a Healthier Life by Making Consistency Work for You

Create a mental meal and exercise plan to reach your goals and get in better shape, and see a boost in productivity.
False Assumptions That Perpetuate the Overtime Epidemic in Startups

False Assumptions That Perpetuate the Overtime Epidemic in Startups

Founders have a tendency to overextend themselves, and when they model this behavior for employees, they create a perfect storm of stress and burnout for their team.
The Simple Way to Find Out What Motivates Your Employees

The Simple Way to Find Out What Motivates Your Employees

Figuring out what will get your team in tip-top performance mode isn't rocket science. Here's how to do it.
Why Your 'To Do' List Is Failing You

Why Your 'To Do' List Is Failing You

Instead of listing to-do's, try keeping a "done" list.
4 Ways to Beat the Summer Slump

4 Ways to Beat the Summer Slump

Between summer vacations and the wanna-be-outside blues, summertime can be a productivity drag. Here are four ways to keep the summer slump at bay.
5 Secrets to Achieving and Maintaining Work-Life Balance

5 Secrets to Achieving and Maintaining Work-Life Balance

Burning the candle at both ends doesn't necessary increase output. Here are a few tips on how to have it all – and remain successful at your job.
3 Steps to Creating an Inspiring Workplace

3 Steps to Creating an Inspiring Workplace

Inspiration is not random nor just good luck. It can be nurtured every day, once you identify the loftier purpose of your company.
The Magic Word That Can Boost Your Business and Your Health

The Magic Word That Can Boost Your Business and Your Health

Too many of us wear ourselves down in the name of never missing an opportunity. We need to stop.
15 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Do Every Day

15 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Do Every Day

The most effective entrepreneurs know they need to invest in themselves if they want to grow their business. Here are some habits to embrace.
The Science Behind Why Small Teams Work More Productively

The Science Behind Why Small Teams Work More Productively

A look inside Jeff Bezos’ two pizza rule and what you can learn from it.
3 Surprisingly Simple Things You Can Do Right Now to Build Better Habits

3 Surprisingly Simple Things You Can Do Right Now to Build Better Habits

Simple steps to help you make progress with most of the goals you have for your health, your work and your life.
Target Better Email Responses With This Mind-Set Shift

Target Better Email Responses With This Mind-Set Shift

Reconsider your approach to the subject line of electronic messages to enhance results and productivity.
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