Articles about Productivity
Too hot, too cold? What to wear to work when the weather is insane
From sweaty subway commutes to drafty air-conditioned cubicles, weird weather patterns can make it tough to look put-together and still feel comfortable.
How to actually move on (from anything)
In order to move forward, you have to move on. And in order to move on, you have to let go. You can only get so far with your leash still on.
8 career podcasts you should download ASAP
If you’re looking for a way to advance your career, learn invaluable information, be entertained or inspired, career podcasts are a smart way to pass time.
Here’s how you can make better use of your time
There are only two ways to make better use of time: Create and follow a plan of action and increase energy levels. Here are 7 tips for accomplishing both.
Read this if you’re going through adversity
After going through a lot of adversity (personally and professionally) myself, I’ve learned a few things about staying motivated.
Just sniffing coffee is enough to boost your job performance
A new study explains why the pick-me-up of coffee's scent is not just in our heads. Coffee's scent has brain-boosting powers.
This is what you should put on a business card
A business card is endlessly customizable, but a word of caution before you go crazy with colors and fonts: when designing, know your audience.
3 ways to get out of a productivity rut at work
Every day won't be a slam dunk when it comes to productivity. Here's what to do when you feel like you're drowning in work.
7 tips to find the right industry and position for your next career move
Don’t have an accidental life or career. Often more planning goes into a summer vacation than a 40-year career or 90-year life. Spend purposeful time creating an actionable plan for your next career move and you can trade the treadmill to nowhere for fulfillment.
6 ways to be comfy-cozy on a plane without feeling like a complete slob
Here are five tips for being comfy-cozy on a plane, even on your most travel-worn day, that don’t leave you looking like a total slob.
Do you come across as arrogant? 5 workplace behaviors to curb
No one is perfect, and the particularly intelligent must be especially careful about slipping into egotistical behavior.
Here’s why you can’t hit home runs every time
Life isn’t about repeatedly hitting home runs. Rather, it’s about strikeouts, singles, and doubles, until we slowly, but steadily, reach home base.
Study: Meetings with agendas are less wanted, but they work
Meetings can be time-sucking vortexes that steal our attention and energy. But here's some bad news for those of us who hate meetings — meetings work.
How to make Fridays more fun in the summer, even if you can’t leave work early
Here's how to make the last day of the work week better — even if "Summer Fridays" are a total afterthought at your company.
How to declutter your work life
Here are four ways to declutter your work-life.
A guide for thriving in a fast world: 3 things worth remembering
Anything that disrupts routines in this fast world gets labeled as bad. Yet, more often than not, change is only as good or bad as the response to it.
4 ways conquering an escape room may help you find a job
The skills used to conquer an escape room can transfer to your job search. We’ve asked two professionals who tell you how to do it.
The most important asset you have, but are afraid to use
Your innocence, uniqueness, and authenticity are what set you apart. They’re the qualities that can move you closer to your goals and success.
Why your cold can feel worse in the summer
The reason why your summer cold can tend to feel worse than a winter cold is more psychological than biological, experts say.
Survey: 44% of CFOs say employee social media use is biggest time-wasting worry
44% of CFOs surveyed say that employers are most worried about "wasting time at work" when it comes to workers being on social media.
3 ways to handle employees who constantly have an excuse
Being around employees who always make excuses can be tough, whether you're a coworker or the boss. Here's how to handle them.
On being tenacious, staying patient, and talking face-to-face
On being tenacious, staying patient, and talking face-to-face: Be your own best advocate. Live for tomorrow. Meet in person in our digital age.
Keeping calm under pressure according to a NASA flight director
NASA flight director Paul Hill explained his strategies for staying calm when his job stakes elevate, and his tactics can easily translate to other industries.
4 soft skills you should have mastered by age 30
Soft skills are related to the interaction between two or more people and speak volumes about your ability to be a leader.
16 signs you’re underpaid – and what you can do about it
You might be underpaid: Here are some signs that your salary is too low and you ought to ask for a raise, as well as steps to do it.