Tag: Productivity

Zoom fatigue

If you’re finding that you’re more exhausted at the end of your workday than you used to be, you’re not alone. Over the past...

It pays to be yourself

Whether it’s trying to land a new job or a new deal or client, we often focus on making a good initial impression on...

5 Myths about strategy

Unless you have sealed yourself off in a social media echo chamber, lies are easy to spot. Except, that is, when the lie is...

How to give up outrage and enjoy your life

Approaching the bonsai display, we heard high decibel rock music blasting, shattering the stillness of the park. Contractors had arrived in a large truck;...

The benefits of laughing in the office

I asked my red-faced boss whether my laughter had embarrassed him. “It is pretty loud,” he muttered under his breath. Later that evening, I castigated...

Get the most from your day off

The idea of “vacation” often conjures up thoughts of trips to faraway lands. While it’s true that big trips can be fun and even...

5 things to do when you feel overwhelmed by your workload

You might feel anxious that you’re not working during times that are incompatible with working, like when you’re buckling your child into their car...

By the numbers

While America is considered the ultimate melting pot, many companies have yet to capitalize on the value of this model. Diversity in the workplace...

When email turns ugly

Lee had spent the entire weekend preparing for the presentation. Not only did he know the numbers inside and out, he was also excited...

How office politics corrupts potential

The answer is, it’s mixed. On the one hand, science has given us robust tools and powerful theories to quantify the key indicators of...

The truth about workaholics: it’s not always bad

We think of the workaholic as someone hunched in a cramped office in rumpled clothing, sweating over a hot computer while the hours crawl...

Introducing compassion to your workplace has big benefits

Compassion not only improves workplace culture, but it can also help a company’s bottom line. Employee retention Would you want to work for a boss who...

Shifting the power with an abusive boss

This flip approach is based on the understanding that power structures within organizations are malleable over time. Power at its core arises from dependency....

5 Ways to focus at crunch time

Unexpected setbacks, project sprints, or even vacations and holidays can create mayhem and tension. Maintaining focus and managing energy levels become critical as tasks...

The high cost of incivility

The nasty looks and belittling comments reached a point at law firm Bryan Cave, in Irvine, Calif., that the partners held a civility workshop. Managing...

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