It’s a fresh battle every day to find the motivation to get through your to do list. But motivating your team is an entirely different challenge. Understanding how people respond to different types of motivation can help us be better leaders and increase the productivity of our teams. It can just take a little experimentation to figure out which strategies work best.
Remaining productive throughout the day is a challenge most of us face whether we’re at work, at home, or at the gym. It’s natural for our attention to wane, especially when we’re feeling tired from our day’s events. Thankfully, there are ways […]
Richard Branson wrote, “If you don’t write your ideas down, they could leave your head before you even leave the room.” Having great notes can reduce stress levels, keep you on task and make you more productive. To get great notes, you just need to find the right note-taking strategy.
Sometimes, it feels like there are an innumerable number of things that divide us. Even at work, there seem to be a hundred big and small issues that cause friction —miscommunications, misunderstandings and mismatches. Bad prerequisites, wrong assumptions and ill-conceived goals. It […]
According to a study from the University of California, Irvine, the average office worker has focused periods of just eleven minutes in-between a constant barrage of interruptions. I was shocked when I read that, and didn’t quite believe it. But then I […]
This is a guest post by Mark Woods. Mark is a Productivity Trainer, Business Consultant, Speaker & Author of ‘Attack Your Day! Before it Attacks You’. Connect with Mark on Twitter or at Attack Your Day. How wisely do you invest your time? […]
We hear the phrase “work/life balance” so often that it’s easy to gloss over it rather than digging into what it really means. Unfortunately, like many things that are easy to overlook (eating well and exercising, for instance), not having work/life balance […]
I use to do lists every day. On those days I don’t write a to do list, I tend to get a lot less done. But the humble to do list can sometimes be less than motivating. We make to do lists that […]
A few weeks ago, I got an email from a client at around 9pm—just as I was getting ready for bed. This isn’t uncommon for me, as I live in Australia and most of my clients live in earlier time zones. I […]
There’s a very particular way of thinking that’s prevalent among scientists. Scientists work on studies and experiments. For each one, they determine a hypothesis—a prediction of what will happen during the experiment. But here’s where things really differ from the way most […]