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Two Ideas to Help You Nail Your Next Meeting

Matt Tenney | Posted 10.28.2014 | Business
Matt Tenney

By taking just a few moments to refrain from cramming one more thing on your device before a meeting, you could have a much more productive meeting that adds so much more value than the things you would have done on your device.

It's Time to Get Rid of All Bosses

Rana Florida | Posted 04.07.2014 | Business
Rana Florida

The goal of team members and colleagues is to add value, skills and expertise. Managers can and should enable and even unleash their people, but they cannot control them. I am not the boss of my team, but I am available for feedback and input.

WATCH: How To Get Things Done In America

TechCrunch | Andrew Keen | Posted 10.10.2011 | Technology

I've been meaning to write this post all week. But you know how things are -- there is always something better to do, always something more fun, alway...

How Vacations Help The Business Brain

Karen Leland | Posted 09.06.2011 | Business
Karen Leland

As it turns out, not going on vacation might be bad for our brains.

Take Back Control Of Your Work... And Your Life

Tony Schwartz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tony Schwartz

Human beings aren't designed to do two cognitive tasks at the same time (much less three or four). The research is clear that we're far more efficient when we do activities sequentially, rather than simultaneously.

Six Ways to Supercharge Your Productivity

Tony Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tony Schwartz

What does it take to be productive and efficient in a world of infinitely rising demand, and endless potential distractions? Here are six behaviors that we regularly teach to our clients.

3 Roadblocks To Success And How To Get Around Them

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

"People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people...

The Habit Of Finishing Things

David Allen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Allen

One of the greatest challenges to keeping an empty head is maintaining the drill of processing our interactions to closure. In the course of our day, ...

What's Your Standard For 'Stuff'?

David Allen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Allen

Your definition or standard of "stuff" is a very powerful unconscious driver of your behavior and permitted experience.

Feeling Good About What You're Not Doing

David Allen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Allen

From my experience, a majority of the stress most people feel comes from not too much to do, but from broken agreements with themselves. You can fool ...

The Delights Of "Dummy Work"

David Allen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Allen

Often the most tactical thing to do with yourself is dummy work. And one of the best reasons to get organized is to take advantage of that. "Dummy" ...

Stalking The Wild Projects

David Allen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Allen

There is a subtlety and rigorous mental discipline required to create that "complete and accurately defined inventory of our projects."

Curing Interruptitus

David Allen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Allen

I often get this question/pushback as I'm teaching: "All this personal productivity methodology sounds fine and good, but what about all those interruptions that plague me during my day?"