Want fulfilled and engaged employees? Do these 8 things

Understanding employee engagement, what drives it and how it can be nurtured to boost productivity, performance, and loyalty, is an essential part of your job as a leader. Employees who involved in, enthusiastic about, and committed to their work are happy and productive employees who seek to achieve successful outcomes for themselves, their team, and the company. While there are numerous factors involved in keeping employees happy, engaged and motivated, it's up to leaders to create a positive ...
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These 5 workplace habits might speed up cognitive decline

As an entrepreneur, you may feel under immense pressure to achieve success quickly by being extremely productive. Yet some of the habits we think are helping to improve our productivity not only reduce our efficiency and performance, they may also cause our brains to age faster. While it's natural for brain function to decline as we get older, there are some workplace habits that may speed up cognitive decline. Here, Anisa Purbasari Horton shares how to keep your brain fit and healthy by avoidin...
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3 strategies to manage your time and maximize your results

Time is your most valuable resource and when you're running a business you need to use it wisely. Spending a large part of the day working on autopilot, allowing your mind to wander and giving in to distractions takes your focus away from accomplishing the most important tasks that will help you reach your goals. Here, leadership development and organizational performance management expert Karima Mariama-Arthur shares three ways to "proactively engage in your day, successfully manage your time a...
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Why you don't need hard deadlines to succeed

When we're stressed, we're less productive and heavy workloads, pressure-filled deadlines and unrealistic expectations are among the main causes of workplace stress. Having to meet hard deadlines creates a sense of urgency that impacts performance and reduces productivity. And while a little stress can improve focus, prolonged stress can be exhausting, demoralising and eventually lead to burnout. Here, entrepreneur, founder and CEO Aytekin Tank shares how to achieve a healthier approac...
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7 tips to declutter your calendar (and make time for what matters)

We'd all like to be more effective and more efficient, yet it often seems there just aren't enough hours in the day to achieve all of our goals. When you take stock of how you're spending your time however, you may find you can reclaim several hours each week to focus on the most important tasks on your to-do list. And you could also clear some space in your schedule for doing more of what you love. Here, Stav Ziv shares some top tips from career coaches, consultants and other experts to he...
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Just do it: How to work when you really don't feel like it

As an entrepreneur or business owner, you can't avoid tasks that need to be done just because you don't feel like doing them. Procrastination is the enemy of productivity. And it's procrastination, rather than lack of motivation, that's the main obstacle to achieving your goals. You don't have to feel like doing something to actually do it, says entrepreneur, founder and CEO Aytekin Tank. Here, he explores the reasons why people procrastinate and shares some top tips on how to stop pro...
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To be your most productive self, you need to set the right goals

When it comes to leading a more organized and productive life, it's often the smallest changes to your daily habits that create the biggest impact. Yet the most frequently recommended tips and tricks for boosting productivity may not work equally well for everyone. So the first step in your plan to become more productive is figuring out what works best for you. And the second step is turning productivity into a sustainable habit. Here, tech founder and CEO Isa Watson shares her top tips for putt...
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How to disagree productively and find common ground


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This chart will show you when you can multitask and when you can’t

Despite considerable research showing the human brain can't fully focus on more than one task at a time, employers continue seeking job candidates who excel at multitasking. Although becoming proficient at certain tasks makes it easier for us to quickly switch between them, we usually take longer to complete them—and we're more prone to making mistakes when our brain has to constantly refocus. According to some research however, there are times when juggling multiple tasks can be productive...
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5 go-to podcasts when you need a pick-me-up in business and life

  Although podcasts have been around for more than a decade, they're continuing to grow in popularity. When a busy schedule leaves you with little time for reading, podcasts can keep you informed—or help you learn something new—while you're doing something else such as driving, walking, sitting on a train or doing routine tasks that don't require much attention. There are so many podcasts to choose from nowadays it can be difficult knowing where to st...
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