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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9 CEOs share their favorite productivity hacks

When you're working long hours juggling the multiple demands of running a company, it can leave you with little head space for developing the strategies that are going to determine the course of the business. With research showing CEOs work an average of 62.5 hours and attend 37 meetings each week, finding ways to maximise their productivity is crucial for their effectiveness as a leader and for the success of the company. Here nine successful CEOs share their favorite productivity tips and...
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The best small business apps of 2018 you should start using today

Businesses are increasingly finding ways to carry out more of their everyday tasks on smartphones and tablets. And the "multitude of apps and tools now available, to help with everything from admin to accounting, is a real boon" for small business owners, says Henry Williams. With the recent launch in the UK of a free app that helps you avoid hefty penalties by sending alerts about deadlines for filing paperwork and due dates for payment of taxes, Williams shares here some of the best apps for b...
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5 tiny tweaks to your daily routine that will double your energy and productivity

Productivity isn't about getting more things done each day; it's about working consistently to get all the important things done each day. There are many tips and tools for organizing and prioritizing daily tasks that can boost your productivity in the short-term. To maximise your productivity for the long-term however, you need to create sustainable habits that improve your energy and keep you focused on your goals. Here, Julian Hayes II shares five changes you can make to your daily routine to...
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The truth about good habits and hyper productivity


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4 creative ideas to make Mondays more fun for your team

Switching back into work mode after a carefree weekend can make Monday mornings the least favorite day of the week for your employees. And just one employee with the Monday blues can impact the motivation, creativity, productivity and performance of everyone around them. "As an employer, you want your employees to be productive all week long, no matter what day is," writes Terra Vicario. And you can help your team look forward to Mondays, instead of dreading them, by implementing these top tips ...
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Productivity vs Efficiency: Which one matters more and why?

Although the terms productivity and efficiency are often used interchangeably, they aren't the same and the first step to improving your performance is to understand the difference between them. Essentially it comes down to the difference between quantity and quality. So you can think of productivity as how much you get done, while efficiency is doing the best work possible in less time. In this article, Undre Griggs shares how to increase both your efficiency and productivity—and strike the rig...
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