Articles about Productivity
This infographic explains the Art & Science of Networking
There were probably business cards flying everywhere, and even some people may have seemed to be in a contest to see how many business cards they could hand out without even talking to anyone. Unfortunately, that’s not networking at all, and if that’s how you are doing it you are wasting your time.
Middle management job security in the age of automation
What issues are raised when a bot can do a white collar business person’s work as well or better than the person who pays the dry cleaning bills?
Your fear of looking stupid is making you look stupid
If you want to live a life of purpose, you’ll need to let go of your need for approval. You’ll need to be willing to follow your gut. To express your views. To be honest.
The peak-end rule: Why you make terrible life choices
The peak-end rule serves a key evolutionary purpose – it helps us avoid devoting more brain capacity to memories we don’t need. Knowing about this cognitive quirk helps us use it to our advantage.
This US city has the highest percentage of ‘burned out’ workers
A new study reveals the top cause of stress among workers and who and where employees are feeling most burned out at their jobs.
How to take inventory and rejuvenate your life this spring
This spring, it’s time to take inventory of our lives and rejuvenate those things. It might mean being conscious of your body and what goes into it, living in the moment, repairing the pain points, or doing more while settling less. Removing the toxic parts of our lives is always important. Once that’s done, feelings of renewal sit in its place.
4 common reasons you might consider changing careers
If a career change is what you want, here’s a job search checklist for career changers designed to get you really thinking about the ins and outs of your potential career move.
10 career tips that are also great to apply to your life
It’s all about making smart choices that affect your work-life AND your personal life. After all, a successful career is built upon strong character and purposeful choices – the same factors that drive a happy, fulfilling personal life.
Maybe it’s not always yes or no: The power of uncertainty
Whether you're too agreeable, or overly disagreeable, maybe it's time to embrace someplace in the middle and give yourself the gift of maybe.
How to keep your cool when coworkers are annoying you
Here’s a fact you already know to be true: people are annoying. Even people who you adore will wear on your last nerve. The same logic applies to your workspace: While you might get along with the majority of your teammates, it’s rare you’ll enjoy everyone’s company.
This is how to sleep better: 5 secrets from neuroscience
I’ll bet you’re not getting enough sleep. Honestly, I’m kind of cheating — it’s a pretty safe bet. And this is the one post where if you fell asleep while reading it, well, I’m not offended.
Use your music playlists to actually get MORE work done
While silence works for some people, there are certain situations where music will help a person’s productivity. Here are a few examples of how and when you can use music to increase your production.
Use these 7 tips to squeeze some fitness into your next business trip
Fitness gurus share how you can put a jump in your step with a little bit of effort the next time you’re on a business trip.
The single piece of advice that changed the course of my career
It is the best piece of career advice I’ve ever received. It’s good because it’s simple. And it works for every single industry.
Starting a new job soon? The tip that changed my life
A tip that my mentor told me a few years ago CHANGED. MY. LIFE. So when I was starting my new role I decided to try this tip to impress my boss right off the bat.
6 signs you are stupidly bored with your job
Do you worry your current gig has lost its appeal? Here, career experts give the undeniable signs it’s time to seek a new opportunity or make a change ASAP.
3 big things I learned from a new stress management course on LinkedIn
A new, online stress management course taught by an integrative neuroscientist and executive director of The American Institute of Stress on LinkedIn Learning taught me that stress isn't always a bad thing. In fact, there are ways to use it to your advantage.
5 productivity tips for continuing your education while working
The e-learning industry is estimated to be worth $331 billion as of 2025, so a bigger question is — how do you, the employee, balance it all if you plan to continue your education while working? Here are a few tips on staying productive.
The way you think about willpower is hurting you
Studies suggest that we’ve been thinking about willpower all wrong and that the theory of ego depletion isn’t true. Even worse, holding on to the idea that willpower is a limited resource can actually be bad for you, making you more likely to lose control and act against your better judgment.
Happiness hacks to reinvigorate your workday
Since the State of the Global Workplace Report indicates 85% of employees are not engaged or actively disengaged at work, that is why implementing workplace happiness hacks are imperative.
5 wardrobe tips for when you’re working remotely
While it's true that working from home affords employees a more casual experience, it doesn’t mean that showers and professional attire should be optional.
There’s a less stressful way to receive smartphone notifications
Researchers found a way to receive notifications that left study participants happier, less stressed, feeling more productive, and more in control.
How to ‘reboot’ your creative brain and refresh your focus in 15 minutes or less
Change your brain, change your life. If you want to be in control of your life, control the command center of your body.
Why do smart people do stupid things? The science of avoiding poor decision making
Why do smart people make stupid decisions and how can it be avoided? Learn the science of how to avoid poor decision making.
7 things I do outside work that double my productivity
Comparing yourself to someone else is as bad as smoking cigarettes. Everyone knows that. But I just couldn’t help myself. I compared others lifestyles to mine, and moped over why the ‘fame I deserved didn’t come to me.’ Turns out, I was looking at achievers all wrong.