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Is Breakfast the New Lunch?

Peter Aceto | Posted 07.25.2016 | Business
Peter Aceto

I am lucky in that rising early comes naturally. I am most alert and energetic in the morning. But I've also set priorities that work with my natural rhythm and support both my professional and personal responsibilities.

Meetings Tricks So You Don't Waste Your Workday

Adriana Girdler | Posted 05.24.2016 | Business
Adriana Girdler

Too many meetings is often cited as the number-one time wasting culprit at work. Unproductive meetings are a deadly drain on our time! When you ask people about the meetings they attend at work, most professionals admit they have a tendency to miss meetings (or at least parts of them).

The Insignificant Mother

Miriam Gwynne | Posted 05.24.2016 | Parents
Miriam Gwynne

It started before the meeting even began. Emails, phone calls and discussions between you all to synchronise diaries and finalise a time and location that suited everyone. Everyone, of course, except the insignificant mother.

6 Ways to Say 'I Don't Know' With Confidence, Credibility and Class

Dianna Booher | Posted 05.24.2016 | Business
Dianna Booher

Many professionals fear speaking to their boss or a roomful of strangers not because of the planned presentation, but for the unplanned: what if they ask me a question I can't answer?

How Much Are Meetings Really Costing Your Company?

Larry Kim | Posted 05.17.2016 | Science
Larry Kim

They're not only boring your employees and colleagues to tears--meetings could be costing your company millions. In fact, a 2014 study by Bain & Comp...

The Dark Side of Collaboration

Shani Harmon | Posted 05.03.2016 | Business
Shani Harmon

Only recently have thought leaders begun to recognize the dangerous dark side of collaboration and the impact it is inadvertently having on the most generous employees.

Meeting Speak Cheat Sheet

Sarah Cooper | Posted 04.25.2016 | Comedy
Sarah Cooper

Not sure what your coworkers really mean during meetings? Use this handy meeting speak cheat sheet to figure it out.

Spring Breakdown

Jeffrey Roach | Posted 04.19.2016 | Parents
Jeffrey Roach

Last November, Ken and I celebrated our twenty-fifth anniversary in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Alone. Which, for the two of us, is pretty rare.

How -- and Why -- to Take Your Life Back From Email

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 04.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

I don't mean to suggest that email is not a powerful or efficient tool. But like most tools, its value depends on how we use it. To make email a more powerful and efficient tool, I suggest three main strategies.

Maximize Your Time, Not Your Hours

Shani Harmon | Posted 04.01.2016 | Business
Shani Harmon

Despite how it feels, the situation is not hopeless. The most successful leaders have found a way to maximize their own productivity even in the face of infinite demands. How? First and foremost by adopting a mindset that "My time is the most valuable resource I have and therefore how I use it determines my success."

3 Ways to Combat Meeting Fatigue at your Company

Gabriel Bristol | Posted 03.28.2016 | Business
Gabriel Bristol

I am sure that many of you reading this have sat through more than one meeting and thought to yourself, "This is such a waste of my time, I could be d...

3 Ways to Cut Your Daily Work Interruptions

Curtis McHale | Posted 03.25.2016 | Business
Curtis McHale

Nobody wakes up hoping to get little done in the day and to be distracted by a bunch of things that don't really matter. Despite this, that's what many office workers do unknowingly. Here are three ways you can cut those distractions and pull productivity out of that black hole.

"No, I'm not Coming to Your F***ing Meeting"

Michael S Solomon | Posted 03.16.2016 | Business
Michael S Solomon

For managers, meetings are mission critical. It is during meetings that we plan, mentor, hold accountable, align, check-in, etc.. But for the 80% of people in an organization who actually do the heavy lifting (sorry, low blow -- especially coming from a manager), most meetings are time lost.

3 Things Managers Can Do for Gender Equality (Leading to Better Teams and More Profits)

Krystina Nguyen | Posted 03.09.2016 | Business
Krystina Nguyen

While it must be recognized that there are systematic barriers and HR policies that formally contribute (or don't contribute) to gender equality, here are three practical tips that managers can employ if they want to start removing gender bias from their organizations

Why We Invite Our Entire Team (and Their Families) to Our Annual Meeting

Jim Pickell | Posted 03.01.2016 | Business
Jim Pickell

I have recently published this blog in the 'CEO World Magazine', and would like to share it with you here to get your thoughts (direct link to CEO Wor...

Don't Break These 8 Rules for Effective Remote Meetings!

Daniel Threlfall | Posted 02.19.2016 | Business
Daniel Threlfall

Holding meetings is an art and a science. But with remote meetings, it's art and science at a whole new level. Sometimes the remote factor makes mee...

What's The Price Tag on Your Office Meetings?

Natalie Brooke | Posted 02.03.2016 | Business
Natalie Brooke

If you are familiar with the show, "The Office," you may recall Pam and Angela's Party Planning Committee, and their many lengthy, pointless meetings ...

How Smart Employees Play Hard to Get

Brian de Haaff | Posted 02.01.2016 | Business
Brian de Haaff

In every company there is always at least one of them. The one who has to be first at everything. You know who I am talking about -- you might even be next to him in a meeting right now.

P.I.M.P. Your Conference Calls

Oliver Leung | Posted 01.25.2016 | Business
Oliver Leung

My very first conference call was on a landline with two other friends. It blew my mind. Back then, calling a third party became a party. Little has c...

This Is Every Meeting You've Ever Been In ... OMG ALL OF THEM

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 01.12.2016 | Comedy

Let's face it, there are two inescapable truths in this universe. One, starting sentences with "Let's face it" is about the coolest thing a writer can...

Why we may want to go 'old school' for our next meeting: How technology may be undermining our learning and performance

Craig Dowden | Posted 01.07.2016 | Business
Craig Dowden

Technology has undoubtedly taken a firm grip on all areas of our lives. In our offices, laptops, iPads, and the like have been integrated into almost ...

The Secret of Getting Noticed by a Recruiter: 6 Networking and Resume Tips for Introverted Job-Hunters

Davis Truyen | Posted 01.14.2016 | Business
Davis Truyen

One of the best tools is LinkedIn. With your professional, interactive and impressive profile, it will let you create relationships with potential employers. But how do you use LinkedIn properly?

If You Want to Be on Time, Make Sure You End on Time

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 01.06.2016 | Business
The University of Central Florida Forum

Because there is less time to get a positive result, the need to produce under the threat of running out of time creates excitement. Meetings can have that same energy, however it is important to keep a few things in mind.

Life Lesson From My Broken Toothbrush: How to Look Out for Small Signs of Life

Davis Truyen | Posted 01.14.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Davis Truyen

One day, while I was brushing my teeth in the bathroom, my toothbrush was suddenly broken into two pieces. Holding the broken piece in my hand, I real...

Meetings - The Best and Worst from 2015

Shani Harmon | Posted 12.21.2015 | Business
Shani Harmon

CO-AUTHORED BY RENEE CULLINAN Is it possible to do a Best and Worst list for meetings? While most people would argue that there is no such thing as a...