Music As Productivity Help or Hinderance

Walk through an office and you might see some people sitting at the desks working while they have headphones of some kind in or on their ears. Some companies don’t allow this kind of activity, restricting employees from listening to music or anything else, or they might have something playing over speakers in the office … Continue reading Music As Productivity Help or Hinderance

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Super Bowl-Induced Productivity Loss Is Nothing

Last week Captivate released a study similar to the kind that come out in advance of every Super Bowl as well as during March Madness, around the time of events like a solar eclipse and so on. The company predicted the number of people who would be calling in sick or who would be dragging … Continue reading Super Bowl-Induced Productivity Loss Is Nothing

Writing Things Down Is Essential For Many

Do successful people eschew lists? Some might, but for others writing things down is the best way to succeed.

People Want to Stay in Their Jobs, Companies Should Encourage That

A new study shared here reveals 86% those aged 25-35 - roughly “Millennials” - would prefer to remain in their current job if given the chance. They’d like to move up in the organization but also value the development of skills and abilities that, unfortunately, their employers just aren’t providing them. Many companies frequently encourage … Continue reading People Want to Stay in Their Jobs, Companies Should Encourage That

The One Key To Productive Meetings: A Desired Result

As always, there are lots of places where you can find all the 17 things you need to run a successful meeting. They’ll offer you tips on how to make sure everyone remains involved and engaged and how to keep the conversation on track. Maybe you’ll read about how walking meetings were one of the … Continue reading The One Key To Productive Meetings: A Desired Result

It’s Not Organization, It’s Productivity

It’s sometimes a struggle to refrain from audibly gasping when, either in person or via a screenshare, I get a look at the desktop of someone’s screen and see it crowded by a mix of folders and individual files. I don’t understand how that isn’t impossibly distracting and frustrating for someone, having all those files … Continue reading It’s Not Organization, It’s Productivity

Need to Break Out of a Rut? Do Something Deliberate

I couldn’t find anything good to listen to. That’s quite a statement considering Spotify offers access to nearly limitless array of music in all genres, not to mention how my own substantial music collection is...well...exactly the kind of sampling I would curate if given the chance. Radio wasn’t working for me and neither were podcasts. … Continue reading Need to Break Out of a Rut? Do Something Deliberate

It Doesn’t Matter What You Call It. How It Feels Does

It used to be called “the groove” or “the zone.” Coming from a family full of gearheads and car enthusiasts we used the phrase “running on all eight cylinders.” They all mean the same thing: That feeling that comes when you just can’t do any wrong. Hours pass in the blink of an eye while … Continue reading It Doesn’t Matter What You Call It. How It Feels Does

What I Can Learn From a Rejected Pitch

I’d sent the pitch several months ago. So long ago I had to search my memory for what it was that I had contacted the site about when I saw a response email land in my inbox. I’d pitched a popular entertainment news and culture site with an idea for a new regular feature that … Continue reading What I Can Learn From a Rejected Pitch

Regaining Some Order

Just the other day two things happened: First, I spent about two hours organizing various items in Evernote. Some were consolidated from two (or five) separate notes into a single, more structured note. Some were moved into Google Docs, where they fit better into my workflow. Some are still sitting in a catch-all TextEdit document … Continue reading Regaining Some Order