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How to Run an Effective, Efficient Meeting Without Wasting Everyone's Time

Pam Stucky | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
Pam Stucky

I forget how much I hate meetings until I have to go to one, like I did yesterday. And let me tell you, I have some serious meeting-related peeves. I'll bet I'm not alone.

5 Reasons Why I Went Laptop-Less With My Smartphone

David Drake | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
David Drake

Connectivity remains a huge challenge in dropping laptops and embracing smartphones. If I am boarding a flight and need some work done, planning ahead is essential. When you have a laptop, then it is less of a problem as you can continue working.

Assessing the Energy-Efficiency Gap

Robert Stavins | Posted 06.03.2015 | Green
Robert Stavins

Global energy consumption is on a path to grow 30-50 percent over the next 25 years, bringing with it, in many countries, increased local air pollution, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and oil consumption, as well as higher energy prices.

When Reasonable Policy Discussions Become Unreasonable Personal Attacks

Robert Stavins | Posted 06.02.2015 | Green
Robert Stavins

It is ironic, offensive, and sad that anyone would suggest that my support of Harvard's divestment position is somehow tied to my outside engagements. That suggestion -- and the recent threats I have received -- defies logic and is contradicted by the record.

What to Expect at COP-20 in Lima

Robert Stavins | Posted 06.03.2015 | Green
Robert Stavins

On Monday, December 1, the Twentieth Conference of the Parties (COP-20) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) commence...

Space Is Where the Magic Happens

Nesrin Everett | Posted 05.22.2015 | Business
Nesrin Everett

Recently I had two afternoon meetings: a thirty minute meeting starting at 3pm and another at 5pm. Both were located within 15 minutes of each other.

You Don't Want Charities to Be Efficient

Brady Josephson | Posted 05.09.2015 | Impact
Brady Josephson

I realize not every organization has $500,000 just lying around to invest in growing their revenue base but you're missing the point. We've built a charitable system that isn't encouraging organizations to think like that.

Awesome Efficiency: 5 Ways to Maximize Team Productivity

Laura Stack | Posted 04.27.2015 | Business
Laura Stack

These five pointers will provide a sufficient foundation for pursuing and supporting effective efficiency initiatives. Always remember: in business terms, efficiency is not just speediness. If it lacks effectiveness, it's useless, no matter how fast you can accomplish it.

4 Ways Embracing an Ayurvedic Sleep Pattern Improves Your Life

Carla Poertner | Posted 04.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Carla Poertner

Let me stand on my break-of-dawn soap box and proclaim the benefits in following an early-to-bed, early-to-rise, Ayurvedic sleep pattern.

We Have to Stop Meeting Like This

Lisa M. Sodeika | Posted 04.20.2015 | Business
Lisa M. Sodeika

So many meetings, so little time. We've all been there -- from the PTA to the corporate board room -- we're drowning in ineffective, poorly planned meetings, frustrated that we can't get better organized to save ourselves precious time for innovation and implementation.

An Easy Formula for Answering the Most Important Job Search Question

Steve Dalton | Posted 04.10.2015 | College
Steve Dalton

Imagine you are dining in a restaurant with a friend, and your friend suddenly begins to choke on a piece of food, grabbing for her neck. What do you do? Did you say the Heimlich Maneuver? Hopefully so. The Heimlich's simplicity makes it easy to recall during extremely stressful situations.

This 5-Minute Trick Can Motivate You To Do Anything

Posted 02.03.2015 | Healthy Living

By Melissa Dahl Follow @melissadahl Sometimes, motivation doesn't come easy -- say, in the dead of winter, when it gets dark at 5 p.m. and all ...

The Workplace Communication Gap that No One is Talking About

Michael Papay | Posted 03.16.2015 | Business
Michael Papay

Employees want to be more than just employees. They want to be respected for their unique perspectives and experiences, feel connected emotionally to the purpose of their organizations and know how their contributions are driving their businesses forward.

10 Strategies For Boosting Your Efficiency And Productivity

Thai Nguyen | Posted 01.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Thai Nguyen

Whether you're in Australia, England, or America; blue-collared, white, or pink, we've all got 24 hours to work with. Success comes down to what we're able to do in those hours. While every entrepreneur would love to keep the sun from setting and adding hours to their day, there are strategies that will help maximize work habits and productivity.

What the Ebola Virus and Sen. Barbara Boxer Can Teach Us About Health Care Systems

Saquib Rahim | Posted 01.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Saquib Rahim

Now is the time for medical communities everywhere to examine existing processes critically, pursue thoughtful advances in how we deliver care, and promote a culture that engages staff in the improvement process. Taking care of patients is not only about the therapies we provide but also having the most effective care delivery systems possible. By that metric, American health care still has significant room to grow.

The Appropriate Role of the Hospital

Saquib Rahim | Posted 12.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Saquib Rahim

Hospitals are often the most convenient setting for patients to receive care. Unfortunately, hospitals also are by far the highest cost setting. Curre...

Anna Almendrala

The Link Between Multitasking And Brain Size

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 09.27.2014 | Healthy Living

Media multitasking (you know, when you watch TV while surfing on your laptop as you scroll through your phone) is linked to to less gray matter in the...

7 Reasons You Need A Personal Management System

Josh Patrick | Posted 11.26.2014 | Business
Josh Patrick

I find that when I use a personal management system I get three or four times more accomplished than if I just wing it. What about you, do you have a personal management system?

Balancing Efficiency and Quality in Education

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 11.18.2014 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

To some, making education more efficient is simply a matter of better budget management and improved allocation of resources. But to many others, speaking in these terms at all when talking about a child's right to learn seems inappropriate.

Stop Writing Long Reports

Josh Patrick | Posted 11.05.2014 | Business
Josh Patrick

Whether you use mind maps or short reports with lots of bullet points you want to be clear in your communication. The clearer you are, the easier it is for others to implement. After all, isn't that what it's all about? Having clear implementation with as little effort as possible.

What to Do During a Slow Period: Shift From Worry to Opportunity and Strengthen Your Business Strategy

Ciara Pressler | Posted 10.11.2014 | Small Business
Ciara Pressler

Want to emerge from a slow period with a stronger business? Here are my top 10 recommendations for what to attack and where to focus your attention.

What Are the Benefits and Costs of EPA's Proposed CO2 Regulation?

Robert Stavins | Posted 10.08.2014 | Green
Robert Stavins

The Obama Administration's proposed regulation of existing power-sector sources of CO2 has the potential to be cost-effective, and if you accept these numbers, it can also be welfare-enhancing, if not welfare-maximizing.

The Future of Work: Can We Make Work Better?

Maureen Conway | Posted 09.01.2014 | Business
Maureen Conway

If we are truly to address the challenge of inequality, then business leaders will have to be engaged and involved in thinking about transformational strategies in the world of work that can both advance working people and support strong businesses.

How Facebook, Wine and Television Almost Destroyed My Life

Heather Martin | Posted 08.27.2014 | Women
Heather Martin

If I was going to achieve these goals, I would have to understand what was holding me back from let's say... writing my book. In my mind I wanted to complete it and see it published, hopefully people would enjoy reading it, but why wasn't I writing in it now?

How to Get More Done and Be Happier

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 08.17.2014 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

For many years, I worked for a crazy person. Her name is Lisa, and for a decade she was the worst boss I ever had. I confess; I'm a recovering overbooked entrepreneur, the terrible boss was me.