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3 Ways to Boost Your Team's Productivity and Avoid Burnout

Olivia Jardine / October 17, 2017

We’ve all read our fair share of articles claiming they have the one key secret to supercharged productivity. However, a bunch of these so-called productivity hacks have, in fact, been found to damage team efficiency in the long run. With a focus on short-term performance, rather than well-being...

Forget Mornings: Here’s How to Design the Best Afternoon Routine, According to Research

Jory MacKay / October 5, 2017

Do you get up at 4am to work before the rest of the world wakes up? Does your morning routine include meditation, cold shower, coffee? Or coffee, cold shower, meditation?

With the amounts of tips and tricks out there telling us how to have the most productive morning possible, you...

How to Land Your Dream Job with One Spreadsheet

Zen Ren / September 26, 2017

Job hunting feels like more of an art than a science—especially if you recently graduated or are starting from a place of unemployment.

But finding and landing your dream job doesn't have to come down to luck. In fact, some well-applied basic project management tactics can make all...

7 Science-Backed Ways to Take Better Breaks

Jory MacKay / September 25, 2017

It wasn’t until moving to London that I started eating lunch at my desk.

Instead of sitting around a communal table or going out for a leisurely lunch hour, my colleagues would bring microwaved leftovers to their desk or sprint down to the local grocery store to grab a...

7 Scientific Ways to Make Better Decisions

Kathleen McAuliffe / September 12, 2017

From ordering coffee and choosing a suit to evaluating job offers and pursuing business opportunities, we’re assaulted with decisions nearly every second of the day. If you’ve ever wasted hours overanalyzing Amazon reviews—let alone overthinking a business decision—you know that researching options and assessing alternatives carries...

Imposter Syndrome: Why You Have It and What You Can Do About It

Belle Cooper / August 31, 2017

Many of us worry about not performing well enough at our jobs, not getting good enough grades, or not having as much knowledge and experience as our peers. We worry about what others think of us and whether we fit in or stand out among our friends or colleagues.

While...

Better Brainstorming: The Most Effective Ways to Generate More Ideas

Aja Frost / July 18, 2017

The hero is faced with a huge—potentially insurmountable—challenge. A random event or object sparks their creativity, and suddenly they devise a brilliant solution to save the day.

As romantic as this narrative is, it’s also highly unrealistic. Most of us don’t spontaneously develop genius ideas. We...

Top 10 Strategies for Learning New Skills

Farheen Gani / July 11, 2017

We tend to think about gaining new skills like we think about winning the lottery:

"Gee, it'd sure be nice…"

"…Think of all I could do with those new skills and abilities!"

"…But the odds of achieving this are so small… mmm, gonna pass."

But while the lottery is...

The Art of Delegating: What and How to Delegate to Your Directs

Kathleen McAuliffe / July 6, 2017

Surprise! Pushing your unwanted projects onto someone else actually increases productivity for everyone. For the overworked manager juggling their business development duties with supervisory activities, delegating sounds like a gift from beyond.

Okay, thoughtlessly shoving your spreadsheets onto your intern won’t produce the same benefits as a carefully planned...

How to Make Difficult Decisions

Jory MacKay / June 29, 2017

Your decisions make you.

Whether you’re selling them as an entrepreneur, marketer, writer, or any other kind of knowledge worker, or facing a serious crossroads in your personal life, the choices you make today define your future.

So it’s no wonder that when it comes to our growth...