Manage Your Attention, Boost Productivity

We talk a lot about time management on here. And while I absolutely believe in its importance, a recent article in the New York Times encouraged me to consider the importance of a different type of management — attention management. While it might be a subtle difference, it’s a unique approach to increasing your productivity….

Can Music Help You Work More Efficiently?

Though we don’t always consider our sonic environment when looking for ways to improve our workflow, studies suggest that music can have an impact on our productivity levels. Interestingly, it’s not as simple as music being good or bad for productivity. Instead, it depends on the type of work you’re doing and the type of…

5 Tips to Jumpstart Your Productivity

While it’s often useful to look into strategies that can boost overall productivity, these usually require some time to build into your schedule. Even then, sometimes we still need an extra boost to get through a challenging project or a busy afternoon. For those times when you need to supercharge your productivity, it’s great to…

A Productive Approach to Building Your Brand

If you let it, branding could easily take up half of your day, every day. As most business professionals would agree, this just isn’t sustainable. We’re focused on growing our brand to grow our business, which means we need to dedicate the majority of our time and focus to that business. While you may strive…

Play and Productivity

Though it might not be the first strategy that comes to mind when considering how to increase productivity, recent studies have shown play to be a valuable productivity tool. This is especially important insight for managers and leaders looking to create a workplace where employees really thrive. Though we often take a disciplined approach to…

Productivity Tips Inspired by Marie Kondo

Chances are that even if you haven’t read her book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, or seen her show on Netflix, you’ve at least heard of Marie Kondo. Her approach to cleaning and organizing has sparked interest and debate across the country. It’s a more minimalistic approach to cleaning that’s focused on keeping the…

Can Self-Care Improve Productivity?

Self-care has moved beyond buzzword and into regular practice for many. And it’s not just yogis and free-spirits. Everyone from top entrepreneurs to successful sales professionals are touting the benefits of a self-care practice. One of the biggest benefits I’ve found in practicing self-care has been increased productivity. When you’re focused on maximizing your time…

A 2-List Productivity Strategy

No matter where you find yourself in your pursuit of greater productivity, it’s always smart to experiment with new techniques and strategies. Today I want to share a strategy inspired by the one Warren Buffett often uses to help employees boost productivity. It’s a simple method involving two lists, and it can help you tackle…

5 Morning Routines for Optimal Productivity

Productivity begins before you head into the office or dive into emails. Every morning, we lay a foundation for our productivity in the day ahead. If you want to work with greater efficiency throughout your day, you need to harness the power in those first few hours of your morning. Think about how it feels…

Habits for Optimal Productivity

I like habits because they go a bit deeper than productivity hacks. A habit isn’t an activity you try to remember to do a few times a week or when your schedule feels out of control. Instead, these small actions rarely get much thought at all. They’re automatic responses and tendencies that we do naturally….