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Which Would You Rather Be as an Organization -- Efficient or Effective?

Nourish International | Posted 04.17.2014 | Business
Nourish International

The difference between these two issues has been a point of contention within the sector over the last several years and the conversation is far from over.

Eight Energy-Saving Ways to Make Every Day Earth Day

Noah Horowitz | Posted 04.16.2014 | Green
Noah Horowitz

Saving energy means power plants don't need to make as much electricity -- and that means less climate-warming pollution from the fossil fuels used to generate it.

The Simultaneous Present

Marissa Lepor | Posted 03.18.2014 | Media
Marissa Lepor

So why do we spend so much time capturing and sharing moments if they prevent us from actually living in them? Maybe it's not just about stopping and smelling the roses; maybe it's about sharing a moment with that rose and truly appreciating it.

Bob Dylan's Times, They Have a-Changed

Bill Chameides | Posted 04.13.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

That is what's so sad about the Dylan commercial. The man is pitching a product that is the antithesis of today's cool. In an age where high mpg's are the ultimate status symbol for cars for those who understand cool, Dylan's peddling a car for "the zoom and the roar and the thrust."

Sustainability, Leadership and Management Innovation

Steven Cohen | Posted 03.29.2014 | Green
Steven Cohen

By integrating environmental protection into the center of urban economic development, we have begun to hardwire a healthy biosphere into a standard requirement for effective and enlightened urban governance.

Americans, Cars, and George Will's Habit of Getting It Wrong

Bill Chameides | Posted 03.15.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

Mr. Will might choose to keep his head buried in the sand, but it appears that a major transformation is occurring in Americans' automobile-buying habits. Not necessarily a shift to smaller cars, but, rather, with technological innovation, a shift to those that take us more miles on less fuel -- no matter what the fuel.

The Warsaw Climate Negotiations, and Reason for Cautious Optimism

Robert Stavins | Posted 03.12.2014 | Green
Robert Stavins

The Warsaw meetings must be judged to be at least a modest success -- the baton was not dropped, rather it was passed successfully in this long relay race of negotiations.

Historic Agreement to Slash Energy Use by Set-Top Boxes Will Save $1 Billion Annually

Noah Horowitz | Posted 02.22.2014 | Green
Noah Horowitz

The agreement caps a year of negotiations between the pay-TV industry and efficiency advocates and is great news because it will save three power plants' worth of electricity -- and 5 million metric tons of carbon pollution that contributes to climate change -- every year by 2017.

New PS4 and Xbox One Game Consoles: A Mixed Bag for Energy Efficiency

Noah Horowitz | Posted 02.17.2014 | Green
Noah Horowitz

We found that the new models have made substantial progress on energy efficiency compared to their predecessors, the PS3 and Xbox 360. But despite these power-saving advances, the new consoles' higher performance and new features result in up to three times higher annual energy consumption than their predecessors.

El Hacker Cívico: Civic-Minded Techies Gain Sway with Government in Mexico and Beyond

Theresa Bradley | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology
Theresa Bradley

That paradox echoes around the globe: While governments may spend heavily on high-tech intelligence and security programs, most are still struggling to update the unwieldy IT systems that run almost everything else.

Focus Is the Gateway to Business Success

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Dr. Jim Taylor

Focus doesn't get the respect it deserves in the business world. We hear a lot about motivation, stress, emotions, leadership, and team culture, but not much attention is paid to the role that focus plays in your ability to be productive. Well, I'm here to change all that.

Why Redundant Paperwork Is Ruining Everything

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

In our business, we have a rule: Never ask a customer for information that you can find elsewhere. We'd rather spend time talking to customers about their goals than asking for their address.

Things Are About to Get Uncomfortable... Hopefully

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 12.10.2013 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

Yesterday found me at a beloved spot in good old Southern California: the beach. Ah yes, the beach. Whether on a lake, the banks of the river or the ...

Lessons Learned Roaming Through China... With 40 Other People

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 11.25.2013 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

So what happens when you spend 17 days in close quarters with 40 strangers? You learn some lessons -- about life, about relationships and, of course, yourself. And if you pay enough attention, they translate directly to the way we all live, work and play.

7 Secrets To Skyrocket Your Productivity

Kristen Brown | Posted 11.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Kristen Brown

Productivity is about much more than just getting work done. It's about getting the right work done for the right reasons to achieve your goals.

Stopping Time

Ken Atchity | Posted 11.04.2013 | Business
Ken Atchity

Good work only creates more work; in fact, bad work creates more work too. So the more you work the more work you will have. It's basic common sense that you can't manage an infinite commodity.

Meredith Fineman: Please Stop Complaining About How Busy You Are

Meredith Fineman | Posted 11.04.2013 | Business
Meredith Fineman

By lobbing these brags, endlessly puffing our shoulders about how "up to my neck" we are, we're missing out on important connections with family and friends, as well as personal time.

3 Ways to Be More Efficient

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 11.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

Why are you driven? If you have a packed schedule, why? What is important to you in your life? Reflect, breathe and be honest with yourself. This is your life we are talking about.

The Truth Behind Your Inefficient Workday

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 10.27.2013 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

Let's not kid ourselves about our offices and meetings. Let's not pretend that our interaction needs don't often trump our business needs. Let's not pretend we're getting it all done efficiently. Let's accept it and feel less frustrated.

Breaking Bad (Office Version): How to Get Out Of a Bad Mood

Catherine Chen, Ph.D. | Posted 09.24.2013 | Business
Catherine Chen, Ph.D.

Dealing with having to pick up on someone else's poor planning is frustrating, and it's natural to feel this way. By recognizing and voicing your feelings, understanding different management styles, and reiterating your working preferences will help you deal with the situation more effectively.

Business or Busyness

Neal Jenson | Posted 09.22.2013 | Small Business
Neal Jenson

When it comes to productivity, output and efficiency, people can be classified into four categories. Each of these types of people use the same 24 hours each day and each may keep very busy, but busyness is not synonymous with business.

The Best Times To Do Everything

Roz Warren | Posted 09.15.2013 | Fifty
Roz Warren

Buy Shoes On Wednesday and Tweet at 4:00 is a new advice book which tells the reader the best possible time to get everything done, from flossing ones teeth to visiting Zanzibar. As a public service, I've used the information provided in that book to create an ideal day.

5 Lessons in Efficiency for Small Business Owners

Brian Honigman | Posted 09.02.2013 | Small Business
Brian Honigman

Running your small business as efficiently as possible is vital for its continued success in the ever-changing marketplace. Achieving maximum productivity in everything your business does is a difficult feat but it is entirely possible with the right strategy in place.

Let's Run Government Like a Business -- Or Not

Terry Newell | Posted 08.30.2013 | Business
Terry Newell

Americans routinely decry the inefficiency of government. Why, they ask, can't it be run more like a private sector company? To road-test this idea, let's think about one of the best run, most admired private sector companies in America: Google.

Why You Should Schedule A Walking Meeting

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 07.10.2013 | Healthy Living

Is this the cheesiest stock photo you've ever seen? Photo: Shutterstock We think it's up there, but before we judge too harshly, consider: There's...