The Art of Better Performance

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Productivity

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

The Art of Better Performance

I don’t know if you caught it. But, I was pleasantly thrilled to see that David Byrne, who you may recall, was the frontman of Talking Heads, was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live on February 29, 2020. As a fan of his music, and the fact that the show was hosted by John […]

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How to Leave Work at Work

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Business Tips

Monday, March 9th, 2020

How to Leave Work at Work

As an entrepreneur, I’m always thinking about my business. Sometimes it’s just reflecting on what I’ve accomplished or the areas that need improvement. Usually, that’s not a problem. What is a dilemma, though, is allowing these thoughts to interfere with my personal life. One example would be — bringing stress home with me or not […]

Work With Contractors? Here’s How to Motivate Them

John Hall

Freelancer

Friday, March 6th, 2020

Work With Contractors? Here’s How to Motivate Them

It’s no secret that outsourcing work to contractors can save your business a lot of time and money. But outsourcing relies on a dubious assumption: that your contractors are as productive as your full-time team. Like all employees and employers, freelancers sometimes need the motivation to stay productive and on task. But it can be […]

Do Pets in the Office Help or Hurt Productivity?

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Startup

Thursday, March 5th, 2020

Do Pets in the Office Help or Hurt Productivity?

Tech companies have long used office perks like flexible time, lavish catering, and on-site massage therapy to attract top talent. One of the latest new-age benefits? Office pets. From Nestle Purina to Uber, more pups are showing up in offices. Amazon is particularly famous for its pet friendliness, boasting an on-campus dog park, complimentary poop […]

How to Get More Value From Outsourcing

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Business Tips, Productivity

Wednesday, March 4th, 2020

How to Get More Value From Outsourcing

Having a team can be expensive for your business. It’s important to realize that you will get to a point where you can’t do everything yourself and will need to hire. However, I’ve seen plenty of businesses fail or end up hiring their entire team because they ran out of money or business just got […]

4 Myers-Briggs Personality Combos that Make Great Teams

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Business Tips

Wednesday, March 4th, 2020

4 Myers-Briggs Personality Combos that Make Great Teams

Any team is comprised of people with different personality types — and this is what you want. If you are the founder or CEO of your company, you’ll want to take an analytical approach to your team — by putting the right combination of people together. Because some differences are more subtle than others, using […]

Think Done Instead of Perfect

Deanna Ritchie

Productivity

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020

Think Done Instead of Perfect

Back in college, I had a professor who accused me of just “sailing by.” What she meant was that I wasn’t really applying myself and that I was doing the bare minimum to graduate. In a way, she was right. But, that’s because I adopted a philosophy that I still adhere to today — done […]

How to Create a Healthy Napping Culture

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Productivity

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

How to Create a Healthy Napping Culture

For obvious reasons, falling asleep on the job is frowned upon. But taking a quick nap is a different thing than falling asleep on the job. There are known productivity boost’s that often include a quick nap at work. Here is how to create a healthy napping culture. Evidently, the U.S. government doesn’t think so: […]

How to Make Flexible Work Schedules Work 

Howie Jones

Business Tips

Friday, February 28th, 2020

How to Make Flexible Work Schedules Work 

There’s a reason the 9-5 job has lasted so long: It’s a standardized way to structure work, it keeps most workers in the same place at the same time, and it is easy to implement. Slowly but surely, that’s changing. Digital technologies have made it possible to conduct work without having everyone in the same […]

The Art of Better Habits

Deanna Ritchie

Productivity

Thursday, February 27th, 2020

The Art of Better Habits

“Excellence is an art won by training and habituation,” Will Durant, and not Aristotle, wrote in The Story of Philosophy in 1926. We “do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence — but rather we have these virtues because we have acted rightly; these virtues are formed in man by doing his actions; […]

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