Dania Dunlap-Hurden — August 5, 2017 — August 5, 2017 cdu445 / Pixabay Meetings. The word is enough to strike fear into the hearts of most employees. It evokes wasted time, wasted money, and, above all, wasted energy. They’re slow, pointless, and most of them could be accomplished via email, right? Wrong. Meetings don’t have … Continue reading How to Structure Your Meetings to Help, Not Hurt, Efficiency
Samantha Martin — July 31, 2017 Follow @Socially_Sam — July 31, 2017 StartupStockPhotos / Pixabay Because starting a business isn’t difficult enough, life decided to throw in some distractions too along the way. I have listened to so many people rhyme off what they think they need to have or do to start a business. … Continue reading The 5 Business Start-Up Distractions You Need To Avoid
Karl Sakas — July 31, 2017 Follow @KarlSakas — July 31, 2017 wendybkoon / Pixabay Are too many prospective clients ready and eager to work with you? Create a client waitlist. The owner of an agency in Switzerland asked: “I can’t keep up with all our new projects, but I’m feeling pressure from my salesperson … Continue reading Too Busy? Create a Client Waitlist!
Gretchen Gordon — July 30, 2017 Follow @BraveheartSales — July 30, 2017 metsi / Pixabay I was watching the final round of the 2017 British Open this weekend with my college-age son. We both were truly impressed by, the winner, Jordan Spieth’s incredible come back from, as my son put it, “a not great start.” … Continue reading The Mind of a Champion
James Glover — July 28, 2017 Follow @coherentpath — July 28, 2017 Concord90 / Pixabay We all know the feeling of being overwhelmed by the sheer amount of emails in our inboxes begging to be opened. A discount here, a new product line there, but many are simply deleted before we even see their contents. … Continue reading To Fight Fatigue, Get Engaged
Kristen Carlson — July 27, 2017 Follow @Kcarlson14 — July 27, 2017 quangle / Pixabay For many, taking time off from work for a summer vacation seems like a luxury. However, the importance of vacations shouldn’t be understated. Research has suggested that time off should be viewed as a necessity for our mental well-being. 54 … Continue reading Out of Office: The Importance of Vacations
Esther Cohen — July 26, 2017 — July 26, 2017 Tuan86 / Pixabay Productivity is the defining word of the modern workplace. It’s nearly impossible to read any business-focused blog and not come across an article on yet another productivity “hack”. Pop into your nearest bookstore and you’ll find rows upon rows of books promising … Continue reading The Psychology of Productivity: How to Work Better, Longer, Faster
Angela Murphy — July 25, 2017 — July 25, 2017 Last week, a poignant reminder of the importance of paid time off (and its lack of use) went viral. Madalyn Parker, a Michigan-based web developer, emailed her team to candidly tell them she’d be taking a few mental health days. Her boss was not only … Continue reading Time Off, Pays Off: The Science Backing Vacation Days
Jamie Mercer — July 14, 2017 — July 14, 2017 Skitterphoto / Pixabay Whether you’re working in a small business or a global corporation, your job performance is measured on the quality and quantity of work you produce. The common denominator when it comes to both of these measures is focus; maintaining focus will allow … Continue reading How to Increase your Productivity by Working Fewer Hours a Day
Karl Sakas — July 2, 2017 Follow @KarlSakas — July 2, 2017 Want fewer interruptions by your employees? Create internal “Office Hours” at your agency! An agency owner asked me for help—he was overwhelmed by email at work. He felt like he needed to respond to emails immediately, or fall hopelessly behind. During our two-hour … Continue reading Want Fewer Interruptions at Work? Use Internal Office Hours to Cut Back!