This Is Your Brain on Productivity

The real science behind how to be more productive may surprise you. It's easier and feels better than berating yourself for not having enough willpower. It's all about working with your brain, not against it.

Walking Boosts Productivity and Creative Thinking

We know that walking improves your circulatory health and can help you lose weight. It also seems boosts your creative thinking and productivity during the work day. But is working all day on a treadmill desk the answer to improving our job performance?

3 Conference Tips for Shy People

Whether it's to pick up continuing education credits or network with others in your field, attending conferences offers a unique way to expand your work beyond the scope of the office. But what if you're shy? Even if you hate crowds, traveling, and conversations with strangers, these tips will help you get the most out of the experience.

Use Tomatoes to Manage Your Time

In part two of my series on productivity, I bring you a time management method that is so simple you don’t even need a smartphone. All you need is a timer, some paper, and a pencil. Now that’s refreshing.

3 Ways to Take Back Control of Your Inbox

Is your inbox a giant pit of endless messages that you just can't keep up with? If so, you need to keep reading. Your email inbox can become organized and unmanageable in a matter of days, and before you realize it, there are important unread messages that have gone completely unnoticed. If you need help taking back control of your inbox, check out the three tips below.

5 Tips for Post-Vacation Productivity

You're sitting at your desk, blankly staring at your computer screen and remembering the days (which were just yesterday) when you were sipping a cocktail on a beautiful beach. Unfortunately, your vacation is over and it's time to get back to work. Easing back into regular life is often difficult when you have hundreds of emails to reply to and a week's worth of memos to catch up on. Here are five tips that will help you get productive again after your vacation.

4 Productivity Lies You Need to Stop Telling Yourself

Productivity is one of the many aspects of our lives that we tend not to be honest about. We somehow convince ourselves that we are all super-productive beings, but what we are really doing is lying to ourselves about how well we use our time. Here are four common productivity lies we tell ourselves.

5 Productivity Tips for Frequent Flyers

Staying productive while you're traveling for work feels like an almost-impossible feat. Fear of showing up to business meetings unprepared with dozens of unanswered emails in your inbox can lead to a stressful business trip that leaves you feeling much more unproductive than necessary. Worry no more, because here are five tips that will help you stay on top of things while you're traveling.

Is Under-Scheduling the Best Success Strategy Yet?

We live in an overscheduled age of calendar invites, long workdays and always-on accessibility. Jeff Weiner, the CEO of LinkedIn, swears by what he calls intentional "under-scheduling," or essentially scheduling in blocks of meeting-free time. Is this strategy the best one for business success?