Organization and Time Management

Learning to Take Breaks that Work: Seven Things You Should Do for Yourself Regularly

Let’s face it. Life and work can be stressful. Whether you are trying to wear all-the-hats running a small business (like me), have a pressure-filled position in corporate America, have to travel a lot for work or are under or unemployed, your professional life can be challenging. And when you add in personal pursuits and …

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April Freebies, Features and Fun: Discussion Cards and Productivity

2019 is certainly flying by, isn’t it? The first quarter of the year is done, and Spring is occurring in many locales. What form of growth are you looking forward to in the second quarter?  How about making adding some new life into your relationships at work? This month’s freebie is a downloadable set of …

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60 Non-tech, Non-electric, Non-powered Things Every Workplace Should Have on Hand

We’ve gotten to the point where we feel we couldn’t function well without our technology, but what about those non-tech, non-powered things that we depend on or enjoy?  Some time ago I asked people on Facebook to give me suggestions for such items. Between their thoughts and mine, here are 60 that are worth having …

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December productivity

How Not to Lose Track of Productivity During Hectic Holiday Weeks (Guest Post)

Think about how much fun you have with family and friends during special especially when it comes to food. Food—those recipes that are handed down, the new ones that you create, even the time spent in the kitchen as well as the time spent eating—are part and parcel of our memories and our shared traditions. …

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How to Handle the Workplace Nag (How-to)

Hope received an early morning text from her colleague, Von.* “Please don’t forget to (insert task here) sometime early this week.” Sigh. She’d already put a note on her desk as a reminder to do the task when she got to work.  He’d already talked with her on the weekend about the task. He’d already texted …

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How to Keep Your Desk Surface Productive for YOU (How-to)

My desk could be considered cluttered. That may surprise you, given that I write about ways to de-stress and be more productive as a professional. But having some clutter doesn’t necessarily translate to being inefficient. Stop and take a look at your desk surface right now. What’s on it? Mine has several inspiring items, a …

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