Time Management

Devoted Dads Struggle With 'Masculine Mystique' At Work

Devoted Dads Struggle With 'Masculine Mystique' At Work

Fathers who spend a lot of time with their kids are penalized in the workplace. Read More »

Simple Ways To Get A Lot More Done

Simple Ways To Get A Lot More Done

What's the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning, before you even brush your teeth? Is it checking the e-mail that's flooded your inbox overnight? Does the pull feel increasingly irresistible, even Pavlovian? Do you get so immersed in responding to other people's agendas that 30 minutes can go by... Read More »

My 9-Day Experiment: No Internet, No Cellphone, No Computer

My 9-Day Experiment: No Internet, No Cellphone, No Computer

I woke up one morning about four weeks ago and realized in a flash that I'd hit a wall. Most days I can't wait to get to work. On this day, I struggled to get myself out of the house. The first three months of the year had been intensely demanding, between hiring a series of new employees for a rapidly growing... Read More »

Easy Solutions To Work Stress

Easy Solutions To Work Stress

By Susan Ricker Between commutes, budgets, client demands and deadlines, it's no wonder work can be a huge source of stress. More than three quarters of workers are feeling the pressure, too: An overwhelming 77 percent of workers say they are sometimes or always burned out in their jobs, according to a... Read More »

5 Ways To Get Fewer Emails (Finally)

5 Ways To Get Fewer Emails (Finally)

By Laura Roeder This probably isn't the first article you've read about taming the email beast. You know all about categorizing, filtering, batching your time, etc., etc. But no matter how savvy your email system is, managing your inbox is still attacking the symptom, not the problem. What if you just got less... Read More »

There's Only One Person To Blame When You're Unproductive

There's Only One Person To Blame When You're Unproductive

By Robert Half International Most likely you were drawn to your profession because it enables you to use your skills, knowledge and talents to their maximum potential. But if lately you feel as though you're standing still or stuck in a rut, it may be time to step back and evaluate your situation. This type of... Read More »

9 Ridiculously Easy Ways To Be More Productive

9 Ridiculously Easy Ways To Be More Productive

There are tons of apps, online tools and time management methods out there, but sometimes more old-fashioned means can help you truly get organized. Here are 9 unconventional tips for managing time more effectively. Read More »

6 Habits of Remarkably Successful People

6 Habits of Remarkably Successful People

I've had the privilege of being career coach to some of the world's most successful people: from college presidents to Fortune 50 C-level executives to world-class scientists. Here are commonalities among them: Read More »

15 Tips To Do More Focused Work

15 Tips To Do More Focused Work

Concentrate even when you're working on the go -- in airports, co-working spaces or Starbucks. Read More »

Air France Crash: Pilot Marc Dubois Reportedly Was Sleep Deprived

Air France Crash: Pilot Marc Dubois Reportedly Was Sleep Deprived

On May 31, 2009, an Air France plane carrying 228 people from Brazil to France crashed into the Atlantic Ocean, killing everyone on board. It was one of the deadliest accidents in aviation history, and according to a recently disclosed judicial report, the pilot had only one hour of sleep. "I didn't sleep... Read More »

Employees Tracked With 'Productivity' Sensors

Employees Tracked With 'Productivity' Sensors

By Vivian Giang The idea of having employees walk around with electronic sensors to track their every move is unsettling. There are privacy and legal issues, and who wants to feel like they are just a cog in a system? But data companies say that the resulting reams of information will improve life for companies... Read More »

Memo To Bosses: Stop Treating Employees Like Children

Memo To Bosses: Stop Treating Employees Like Children

For more than a decade now, I've struggled to define what fuels the most sustainably productive work environment -- not just on behalf of the large corporate clients we serve, but also for my own employees at The Energy Project. Perhaps nothing I've uncovered is as important as trust. As much as employers... Read More »

Workers Don't Share In Companies' Productivity Gains

Workers Don't Share In Companies' Productivity Gains

Companies are making substantial gains in productivity but aren't sharing much of the gains with workers. Read More »

7 Ways to Stop Procrastinating at Work and Get More Done

7 Ways to Stop Procrastinating at Work and Get More Done

By Jude Bijou It's normal to procrastinate at work. Usually we do it because we're avoiding a task that's unpleasant or daunting. And, in truth, procrastinating isn't really a serious problem until it starts to interfere with your performance at work. If you're feeling worried, fearful and stressed out, or your... Read More »

How To Make Work More Fun

How To Make Work More Fun

Many people are motivated to do tasks by knowing they're being productive, contributing to society, and/or providing good income for their family. Other people are more motivated by pleasure: Will this activity be fun? Unless a task is fun and/or easy, they're tempted to procrastinate. If the latter sounds like... Read More »

What Teachers Don't Tell You About Succeeding In The Real World

What Teachers Don't Tell You About Succeeding In The Real World

"Good student skills" looked very similar to "good girl" behavior patterns, and that could be preventing women from being leaders and innovators. Read More »

Survey: Craziest Excuses People Give For Being Late To Work

Survey: Craziest Excuses People Give For Being Late To Work

By Susan Ricker Most of us have been late to work at some point. According to a new CareerBuilder study, 26 percent of workers admit to being tardy at least once a month and 16 percent are late once a week or more. But what excuses do people give for being late? More than 2,600 hiring managers and more than... Read More »

Hate Your Co-Workers? Get A Bubble Desk

Hate Your Co-Workers? Get A Bubble Desk

Work presents many problems for workers -- among them is sharing space with some people you'd probably prefer to avoid. There may be a solution. A new product called the "bubble desk," designed by the French firm of Christian Pottgiesser, allows office workers to enclose themselves at their workstations,... Read More »

Practical Ways To Stop Procrastinating

Practical Ways To Stop Procrastinating

Everyone knows that ambition is key to success. If you're not naturally driven, acquiring ambition can feel like an impossibility. While I can't promise I can turn a torpid procrastinator into a dynamo, I have been able to help my clients see moderate improvement. And one of the world's top experts on... Read More »

Super Bowl Monday: The Myth Of Lost 'Productivity'

Super Bowl Monday: The Myth Of Lost 'Productivity'

This weekend brings the Super Bowl, that annual festival of traditions including overpriced commercials, seven-layer dip and a curious one for we business writers: statistics on how much productivity is "lost" due to the game. I've seen different numbers bandied about: Employers lose $820 or $850 million... Read More »

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