How to avoid feeling overwhelmed during the coronavirus pandemic

Messages on social media range from: "If you don't come out of this pandemic with a new skill, you don't lack time, you lack discipline" to "It's OK if you're not achieving peak productivity in the throes of a global pandemic! It's fine to just chill in your pyjamas."In these stressful times, how do you strike the right balance between taking care of your mental health and taking advantage of some downtime?[Read full article on Entrepreneur]
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How to prioritize using the urgent/important principle

Do you feel like you could prioritize more efficiently at your business? You're not alone -- and this problem is not a new one.During a speech in 1954, former President Dwight Eisenhower said, "I have two kinds of problems: the urgent and the important. The urgent are not important, and the important are never urgent." A theory was created around that quote, now known as the Eisenhower Principle. It involves the use of a matrix to classify the four types of tasks on your list, as follows: U...
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This productivity system will save your life


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How to help your employees feel more engaged at work

Going through the hiring process for a new startup is not only time consuming but costly. You've put forth a lot of effort to create a top notch team, and you'd like to retain them into the future.To create employee loyalty, you want to help them feel engaged with your company. In this article, we look at how to help your employees feel more engaged at work.When they're more engaged, they're more productive and more committed to your startup.Model communicationOne way to create an engaged workfo...
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How to Supercharge Your Productivity


  Though it's something that we all struggle with from time-to-time, #beingproductive isn't quite the impossible task it often seems. Increasing our #workingoutput just requires a few simple changes. If you want to know more, watch this interesting #Videooftheday courtesy of @ArtOfImprovement
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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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