How to Run Meetings in a Humane Manner

How to Run Meetings in a Humane Manner

As a “productivity expert,” I once got roped into doing an interview about meetings. What I didn’t know was that the writer wanted tips about how to have efficient all-day meetings, which is an oxymoron in my book. My advice: “Don’t have all-day meetings.” You can’t...
My Anti-Jet Lag Recipe

My Anti-Jet Lag Recipe

We think of jet lag as a sleep disorder. But it’s really a disorder of your body clock, or circadian rhythm, which controls when you experience energy peaks, when your energy dips, when you feel sleepy, and a million other little highs and lows that impact how you...
Stop Letting Strangers Dictate What You Do With Your Day

Stop Letting Strangers Dictate What You Do With Your Day

Do you leave your front door open, allowing anyone who chooses to walk in and command your attention? I highly doubt it. And yet this is exactly how our email inboxes function. Your email is the front door for access to your work identity. And anyone who has access to...
Music to Play When You Want to Get Focused

Music to Play When You Want to Get Focused

There are a handful of albums that I listen to obsessively when I want to get focused on creative work. Below, you’ll find the ones that have gotten the most play, organized into calm, atmospheric music and high-energy, upbeat music. Calm, Atmospheric Music:...

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