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Maximize Personal Productivity

Posted by Brian Spence on Feb 27, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Let's face it, you are probably not as productive as you could be. Maybe you are distracted by the constant pinging of your cell phone or you keep daydreaming about that upcoming beach vacation. Whatever the case, you aren't getting enough done. Here are five tips to heighten your focus and increase your productivity.

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Topics: Career Advice, Performance Management, Productivity

New Research on Laughter in the Workplace

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 23, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Have you ever heard the phrase, "Laughter is the best medicine"? Researchers from Australian National University actually put that concept to the test in the workplace! The results? Having something to laugh about really does help in stressful situations.

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Topics: Career Advice, Productivity

Attitude Adjustment for Self-Improvement

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 19, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Don't Worry, Be Happy. Or so the song tells us, but that is easier said than done. Sometimes circumstances seem to keep us in a rut, or an unsatisfying job, a toxic relationship, a worrisome legal situation, etc. etc. etc. You can feel like a prisoner of your environment, unable to make things different, make a move, or get away. And it might be true for the moment that there are things you don't have control over. But there is one thing you do have control over; that is the way you think. You may not be able to change your circumstances, but you can change your mindset.

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Topics: Self-Improvement, Productivity

A Bad Work Day is Not the End of the World

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 12, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Having a bad day? Take a few pointers from this Muse article on what not to do today, and ways you can get through the things you absolutely must do.

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Topics: Career Advice, Productivity

Can You Ever Have Too Much Productivity Advice?

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 21, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Do you ever find yourself wondering how some people get so much done in so little time? One contributor to Forbes wondered about this on social media, and the answers he received inspired him to write an article and create cartoons about simple ways to boost productivity.

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Topics: Self-Improvement, Productivity

Self-Improvement for the Brain - Accentuate the Positive!

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 22, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Happiness is not our default state of mind. Our brains are hard-wired to ensure our survival, and so they are on constant alert for threats. Even though we live in the most advanced technological society in the history of mankind, at the deepest level, our primal survival instinct is still intact from our caveman ancestors. We are not conscious of it, but our brains are constantly scanning for things that might eat us, harm us or take things from us. Our modern emotions translate this into negativity, producing cortisol, a hormone that can cause damage over the long term.

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Topics: Self-Improvement, Productivity

Scheduling Self-Improvement Time Can Change Your LIfe

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 18, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Americans are busier now than ever. With increasing technology that keeps us connected to our jobs after work hours, more demanding work schedules, and coordinating seemingly endless family activities and school projects, there can sometimes be little leftover for self-care. Without a little me-time worked in every now and then, you may feel like your tank is on empty, leading to unhappiness. So, what's the best cure for unhappiness?

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Topics: Self-Improvement, Productivity

Leadership & Proper Etiquette in Facilitating Meetings

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 11, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Ugh. Ever been in a meeting that could've been an email? Or a meeting where no clear action items were assigned to attendees? Let's face it, there are serious opportunities with meetings, especially meeting etiquette.

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Topics: Management & Leadership, Productivity

How to Show Up and Really Produce at Work

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 4, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Every organization wants their employees to come to work, excel and be highly productive. A major factor in productivity is employee wellness and employers have a responsibility to address employee wellness issues such as workload concerns, stress, and professional advancement. Conversely, employees have the responsibility of tending to their own personal and professional wellness needs so that they can bring their whole selves to work. Bringing your whole self to work is about taking an active leadership based approach to your job rather than a passive going-through-the-motions one. This is the key to really showing up at work and increasing productivity. Below are 3 strategies for bringing your whole self to work and producing like never before.

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Topics: Self-Improvement, Productivity

Boost Worker Productivity Tenfold with These Tips

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 13, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Managers inspire their staff to perform at optimal levels. Competent, inspiring leaders encourage their employees to work hard with adoration and respect. What are the best ways that leaders can challenge their workers to deliver outstanding productivity?

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement, Productivity

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