Several weeks ago, I had a realization: I was spending a lot of time deleting email. Every day, I seemed to get dozens of unwanted emails that I deleted unread. This wasn't pure spam. It was announcements from groups I was no longer part of, emails from companies I'd bought something from years ago, newsletters... Read More »
One of my favorite time management tips is to block various activities into my schedule, knowing exactly how long they will take. Almost all recurring events in life can be estimated fairly well.
Traffic seems like a force of nature, yet long distance bus lines still manage to estimate their arrivals, based on... Read More »
By Nance Rosen
These 20 questions cover five key areas that are critical to your accurately evaluating how well you're doing at work. Your answers (or score) predict whether you're likely to be promoted, fired or kept simmering in the same spot for years to come. Read More »
This uncertain world of work demands a new approach to managing your career. "Manage your life as if you are your own boss and agent," my colleague Mike Squires, a senior technical recruiter at PayPal says. Successful careers don't just happen, it's up to you to learn the skills to build a successful... Read More »
Business guru Jack Canfield says that you are the average of the five people you spend most of your time with.
It makes sense, right? The people in your personal and professional networks have an extraordinary effect on who you are and how you see the world. They affect how you spend your time. They affect... Read More »
You've seen hoarders on TV, buried in piles of newspaper, stuffed animals, food, garbage, you name it. But you might not have noticed that they're all around you at work as well. Desks and offices covered with piles of papers, folders, files, books, etc. can reveal mild cases of office hoarding. And how about... Read More »
I am constantly on the go. I have no office and travel most of the year for sales and partnership meetings. What types of devices, gear and services would you recommend I use to remain efficient and effective?
-- Veronica Michaels, ME Read More »
The importance of managers and their ability to enhance production is vastly overrated, according to a professor of psychology at Lund University. He advises businesses to stop wasting money on expensive training courses for managers, and send the entire team instead. Read More »
If your desktop is covered with stacks of paper, used coffee mugs, and sticky notes, you may find your career faltering, and messy work spaces may be shaping the way your co-workers and supervisors perceive you.
That's according to the OfficeMax Workspace Organization Survey, conducted by Kelton Research this... Read More »
How productive are you at work? Efficiency is a tough thing to measure but making the most of the hours you spend at work will not only impress your boss and promote your career, but boost job satisfaction and reduce stress as well. Here are our top tips for getting more done in less time. Read More »
Decide whether or not your desktop needs a makeover with these examples of what your desk decoration may be saying about you. Read More »
People skills and relationship-building are key to success
Soft skills refer to a cluster of personal qualities, habits, attitudes and social graces that make someone a good employee and compatible to work with. Read More »