May 20, 2013 It’s not Halloween, but I feel like a ghost theme is appropriate for this topic called Tasks that Haunt You. Hereâs why. Feeling Constantly Behind. Something that happens to all of us …
Over at Wandering Scientist about two years ago, the blogger known as Cloud posted a graph highlighting a fascinating little observation about productivity. Charting her hours at her desk/office against actual hours worked, and also against actual work produced, she found that her optimal work week was around 45 hours. At 45 hours in her [...]
Video – Sometimes I Work the Hardest When I Seem To Work the Least.
Android/iOS/OS X/Web: To-do service Producteev, one of your favorite group to-do management tools, unveiled a major overhaul to its webapp today that’s aimed at making your personal to-dos easier to follow, and group projects easier to manage.
Android: EasilyDo, the proactive personal assistant, launched for iOS a few months ago. Now the app is available for Android, and features the same proactive reminders and tools, from reminding you to make dinner reservations to suggesting you get flowers on the way home for your anniversary.
While Evernote zealots would have you believe Evernote is the end-all, be-all for note taking and information organization, it’s not necessary for everyone.
When you begin any new self-improvement program, you’re enthusiasm is high and you’re motivated by the pleasure of what you want or the pain of what you donât want. But motivation naturally diminishes with time.
Dropbox is an excellent file storage, synching, and collaboration tool for your computer and mobile devices. Here are a few tips and tricks.
I’ve been fiddling around with some new ideas – and as usual some of them have shown pro…
Each of us has clutter in our lives that holds us back from becoming who we want to be and achieving what we desire. What is holding you back? What can you start doing today to begin living simply, mindfully, and passionately?
Microsoft’s mail and calendar software introduced new features that change the way you can zip through your inbox, calendars and contacts. These 10 tips will help you zip through your messages and agenda, and work more effectively overall…
Do you suffer from shiny object syndrome? Do you start one project only to flit to the next? Get sidetracked by some great new thing (shiny object)?
Another day, another to-do app. They clutter the App Store, all promising miracles to improve your creativity and productivity. The gist is simple: create tasks, put them in lists, and check them off. Developers have wrung that seemingly straightforward purpose into mind-boggling variations — there’s a task management app for everyone. But I promise you: [...]
Ilya Pozin, a columnist on LinkedIn asks why we are still measuring creative output in terms of hours.
Looking for a way to increase your productivity? Try standing while your work. Your heart and mind will thank you for it.
Jet-setting from city to city might seem like a dream job, but anyone who travels for a living will tell you life on the road isn’t easy. Luckily, smartphones hold an arsenal of tools for those who live nomadic lifestyles and these 10 free apps will help you stay on track…
If you are looking to create some productive work habits, maybe it’s time to power down the electronics and dust off some old-fashioned tools….
Without even realizing it, there are things impact your work performance and here are the most common that you can control…
Many people overthink their productivity. Time management shouldn’t be complex. Rather, it should simple, efficient, and lifestyle oriented. Instead of taking that next step, do you find yourself p…
For many people, email rules their life. It dictates their daily actions. It takes up as much of their time as it wants. It follows them wherever they go. After work. In bed. And when they wake up….
Research has revealed a simple strategy that you can use to achieve your goals. (And it has nothing to do with getting motivated).
If you can say you have a healthy work-life balance then you’re doing something right. After all, balance is a key to life. But, unfortunately, not many people can claim success in this area. Findi…
In 1900, Lord Kelvin reportedly declared during an address to the British Association for the Advancement of Science, “There is nothing new to be discovered in physics now. All that remains is more and more precise measurement.” Just five years later, Albert Einstein burst onto the scene with a unique theoretical approach that helped firmly [...]
Most people regard management as overseeing and directing the work of subordinates: giving orders, delegating tasks, providing guidance, and making sure everyone consistently produces quality output. Of course, that is a fair textbook definition.
Why do you want to be more productive? Really? I read an HBR update recently, a quick note about a study coordinated by Francesca Gino and Michael I. Norton of Harvard Business School and Dan Ariely of Duke University. For quite some time, they have looked at the psychological effects of what happens when people [...]