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The Results Curve: How to Manage Focused and Collaborative Time

Less-Is-More Blog by Pierre Khawand

To “Be” or to “Be Silent”: Taking Mindful Breaks can Help Introverts Keep up and Extroverts Flourish in the Workplace

A Second Revision of the Pomodoro Technique for the Mindfulness Age

Mindfulness on a Plane: 9 Ways I Kept Busy “Mindfully” on a 16-Hour Flight from Dubai to San Francisco Without a Laptop

What Today's Workforce Wants from Leaders: Five Key Findings from Leadership Survey

A Revision of the Pomodoro Technique for the Internet Age

How to Change Your Fixed Mindset to a Growth Mindset with a Journal, Timer, and Method

In This Age of Digital Distraction, I've Opted for an Analog Productivity Tool that Uses a Notebook and a Timer

Which Drives Your Happiness? High Net Worth or High Net Growth?

Does Mindfulness Matter in the Workplace?

When Work is Oh-So Boring: 5 Ways to Stay Focused and Beat ADHD

Mindfulness at Work Meets Time Management with “The Perfect 15-Minute Day”

What makes someone feel fulfilled at work? Asked SC Moatti, author of Mobilized

Moving through ADHD with the Right Exercise

How Mobile Makes Life Better and Easier

More Rules or More Freedom for Greater Employee Productivity?

5 Free Social Media Tools You Can't Live Without

Play in the Workplace? Three Radical Reasons For More Play at Work

How Women Can Get Ahead at Work: Develop Your Voice

How to Create a Professional Image in Social Media and Online

7 Easy Ways to Make Your Business Writing Stand Out

9 Rules for Emailing by Google's Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg (TIME, 9/24/14); summary + commentary by Melissa Sweat, Online Community Manager

4 Steps to Be a Productivity Champion at Work—Right Now

The More You Cook, The Better You Look (and Feel)

5 Ways to Manage Conflict at Work You Can Use Right Now

Leadership Advantage in the Modern Workplace

Write Savvy Headlines to Hook Your Readers—and Results

7 Public Speaking Tips for Business from Author, Speaker Jenny Blake

4 Tips to Make Your Business E-mail Writing More Effective

What Matters Most to Employees: 6 Authors Explore Employee Engagement

The Secret to Silicon Valley Innovation | TEDxTalk & Webinar

Top 10 Productivity Articles of the Year: Less-Is-More Blog in Review

Reach More Customers with eBooks | Hear a 2-min. Audio Preview of our Free Webinar on 12/5/13 with Author Dalya Massachi

How to Get Started with Social Media for Business? Here's Your Super Sensible Checklist

Watch & Learn: Agile Development Methodology Demystified (Video)

Workplace Personality Traits (and Challenges) of a "Champ," and Why You Need One On Your Team

4 Tips to Recharge: The L.E.S.S. Is More Approach

3 Great Reads on Lean Process Improvement

Should Your Business Go “Lean”? Learn About Lean Process-Improvement in 3 Awesome Infographics

Guest Blog for ProjectManagement.com: Four Productivity Tips for Managing Projects and Teams at the Micro Level

Time Out! How Taking Breaks Can Improve Your Writing

Sizing Up the Right Project Management Tool

How to Be More Productive When You Work From Home

What leadership lesson can be learned from a zebra? (Video)

Guest Blog Post for PickTheBrain: "10 Cognitive Distortions that are Stressing You Out and Sapping Your Productivity"

Chance to Win Free Leadership Training ($1,250 value)

3 Ways to Quickly Turn Your Weaknesses Into Strengths

How to Create a Mind Map with MindJet Information Mapping Software (Video Tutorial)

No More Google Reader; Now, Here Are 5 Alternatives

A Visual History of Project Management (Infographic, and Free Webinar on 7/11/13)

Brain, Interrupted by Bob Sullivan and Hugh Thompson (New York Times, 5/3/13); summary + commentary by Melissa Sweat, Online Community Manager

Are Leaders BORN or MADE? Survey and Chance to Win Kindle Fire, Leadership Training, & more

"Sitting Disease" is Killing YOU and Your Productivity—Learn How to Beat It

Transform Your Message From Confusing to Clear with Storytelling (VIDEO & 5 Quick Tips)

5 Easy Steps to Establish Corporate Wellness and Prevent Job Burnout

Why Upgrade to Office 2013? 4 Compelling Features You'll Want to Know

Three Surprises About Change: Chapter 1 Summary of 'Switch' by Chip and Dan Heath, Authors of 'Made to Stick'

10-Minute Survey: What Makes a Good Leader? (We're Giving Away Over $1,500 in Prizes to Participants!)

Yahoo and the Work-from-Home Debate: Is Remote Work Bad for Productivity?

Dare to Journal in the Digital World: 4 Reasons Why this “Slow Tech” Practice Can Accelerate Your Accomplishments

12 Key Values to Powerful Employee Engagement and Organizational Culture

Why Your Organization Needs 'Visual Leaders' and How To Become One: An Interview with Author David Sibbet

Take our Brief Survey for Chance to Win a Free Workshop Membership for One Year, Books, and More!

Five Easy Ways to Kick-Start Your Book or E-book, by Lynda McDaniel

Tap Into Your Creativity Now With These Top 5 Books

12 Tasks That Killer Employees Always Finish Before Noon (Business Insider, 8/9/12); summary+commentary by Melissa Sweat, Online Community Manager

Disruptions: Life’s Too Short for So Much E-Mail by Nick Bilton (New York Times, 7/8/12); summary + commentary by Melissa Sweat, Online Community Manager

Interview with 'Cloud Surfing' author Thomas Koulopoulos

I Won't Hire People Who Use Poor Grammar. by Kyle Wiens (Harvard Business Review, 7/20/12); summary + commentary by Lynda McDaniel

Cloud computing: what does it mean to you? Chance to win a copy of 'Cloud Surfing' by Thomas Koulopoulos!

Your Bad Grammar at Work: What's the Problem? by Alison Griswold (Forbes, 6/22/12); summary + commentary by Lynda McDaniel

Creating your Collaboration Zone™! Three ways to get the most out of team work

Death by PowerPoint? Three ways to revive your PowerPoint presentations!

Review of ScanBizCards iPhone App by Pierre Khawand

Staying focused: The three-headed puzzle, and how to solve it!

Is your world Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA)? Or is it full of Vision, Understanding, Clarity and Agility (VUCA)! By Liz Guthridge

The WSJ's Health and Wellness section provides a glimpse into a distinctly first-world problem: digital hoarding

Virtual Team Challenges & Solutions from career experts at the Kenan-Flagler business school

Unwanted interruptions versus welcome interruptions: 6 ways to take control of the unwanted ones!

Google+ and Facebook in the Workplace! 3-min CBS Money Watch video

Eat well to work well: Good nutrition and productivity go hand in hand--an interview with Deanna Moncrief

What is the soul of Chromebooks?

Google Chromebooks: I'll show you how to make the move (part 4)

Google Chromebooks: drawbacks and limitations (part 3)

Google Chromebooks vs. Traditional Computers (part 2)

Google Chromebooks: What are they? (part 1)

Google Security: learn to hack-proof your Google Account

Google Security: learn how to make your Gmail secure

Take control of e-mail interruptions! 3-min CBS News MoneyWatch video

Time for a workflow audit by Seth Godin, summary+commentary by Pierre Khawand

Email is dead!

Google+, the end of Twitter, and the rise of Facebook

Study: Will You Abandon Facebook in Favor of Google+? by Brian Solis; summary+commentary by Pierre Khawand

Google+ Facebook, and Twitter: which is best?

Google+ Putting it to work

Are Scorecards and Metrics Killing Employee Engagement? By Adrian Ott; summary+commentary by Pierre Khawand

Introducing summary+commentary articles--making the Web a little easier to absorb!

Google+ We'll help you configure Notifications

Google+ Learn how to configure your Privacy Settings

Google+ Learn to use the new G+ bar

Google+ Learn how to Hang Out

MG Siegler from TechCrunch quits e-mail for a month! I will show you how you can quit e-mail too (part 3)

Google+ Learn how to Share Stuff

Google+ Learn how to set-up Circles.

Google+ Receive an Invitation and Set-up your Account.

Google Plus: What does it mean for +You?

MG Siegler from TechCrunch quits e-mail for a month! I will show you how you can quit e-mail too (part 2)

MG Siegler from TechCrunch quits e-mail for a month! I will show you how you can quit e-mail too!

How many exclamation points should you have in an e-mail!? And how many is too many!!!? by Lynda McDaniel

Staying focused in an ADD World: 3 techniques that can help!

Excerpt: Defining Marketing and Copywriting in the Socially Responsible Context, by Dalya Massachi

Your strengths – Why it’s important to know yours and how to do so, by Kathleen Sexton

Can you actually rewire your brain? Can you step back instead of react? Yes, says Dr. Alicia R. Maher

Creative Business Writing Is Practical, by Lynda McDaniel

3 nutrition decisions you can make to feel better, age slower, and, well! By Deanna Moncrief

THINK BIG, smart small, move fast! And how to so elegantly! (Part 2)

The Cyber Threat, from script kiddies, to criminals, to terrorists! What to do about it!

“The highest level of accomplishments are achieved when we work in bursts” from bnet.com/live

How to harness the power of working in "iterations" to overcome stress, procrastination, and perfectionism!

The Nine Essentials to a More Vital business, by guest blogger Anat Baniel

40 minute focus for breakthrough results--at the whiteboard (3 minute video that can change your worklife)

How do you deal with hundreds of e-mails in your inbox right after a vacation?

THINK BIG, start small, move fast! And how to do so elegantly!

Make it a habit to incorporate movement into your day; every 40 minutes or so!

Which comes first? Do you get energized from "volunteering" or need to be "energized" to volunteer!

3 Ways to reduce the e-mail overload using Microsoft SharePoint!

5 symptoms of e-mail addiction! Which ones are yours?

Question & Answer: What do I do with the Sent Items in my Microsoft Outlook mailbox?

What we can learn from Thor!

Can "volunteering" help you get more energized and productive at work?

When everything is a priority, nothing is a priority! Overcome priority overload!

Are you experiencing the symptoms of ADD or ADHD due to modern Life?

How to handle constant interruptions from your colleagues and manager!

How to turn 20 hours of writing into something fun and achievable

Can Baby Boomers learn a thing or two from Gen Y? Yes they can!

Tip-Of-The-Month: Two strategies for helping you do the things you know you want to do!

Tip-Of-The-Month: From 500 Hats to 5 Hats: How to focus, collaborate, play, do e-mail, and get accomplished!

3 steps to help bridge the gap between generations in the workplace, by Jenny Blake

"My manager sent me, so I won't engage!" 3 steps to overcome resistance and enjoy a whole new world of engagement

Do you find the e-mail overload "suffocating"? An e-mail "party" can help and the 5 ingredients to get you there!

If you can't resist chocolate, don't have chocolate around: 5 things to avoid having around for increased productivity!

How Delicious and iPad can help save ink, paper, and time!

Are you an e-mail "airhead"? The 360-degree feedback!

5 things e-mail "airheads" do! Are you an e-mail airhead? Take the test!

The new toolset for today’s mobile and virtual work environment includes the iPad

Managers, don't lock up your people in the meeting "jail"! 5 ways to help you meet less and accomplish more

Tip-Of-The-Month: How to manage the e-mail overload, part 4 of many

The checklist for conducting an effective meeting: What to do before the meeting, during, and after!

Yes you can empty your e-mail inbox! And we proved it (next session coming up on August 5)

Question & Answer: What is the best way to share the task list and Gantt chart in Microsoft Project with people who only use Word and Excel?

Question & Answer: How do I indicate that a task that is in progress is going to take longer than estimated in Microsoft Project?

Accomplishing More With Excel: Sorting Excel PivotTable Reports using columns instead of grand totals

Tip-Of-The-Month: How to manage the e-mail overload, part 3 of many

Accomplishing More With PowerPoint: Using SmartArt Graphics in Microsoft PowerPoint to enhance your presentation instead of hindering it!

5 Ways to watch over your brand and quickly address issues! Learn from Delicious.com

Question & Answer: How do I set a password to protect my Microsoft Excel Workbook?

Question & Answer: Can I import my browser bookmarks into Delicious? Can I make a Delicious bookmark private?

Question & Answer: What wiki platforms would you recommend for getting started with wikis?

Tip-Of-The-Month: How to manage the e-mail overload, part 2 of many

Baby Boomers at work: Elderly care, healthcare, retirement, knowledge transfer, and cross generational issues

Tip-Of-The-Month: How to manage the e-mail overload, part 1 of many

Question and Answer: How do I suppress the #N/A results when using VLOOKUP in Microsoft Excel?

Question and Answer: How can I have my headings style automatically number my headings (1, 1.1, etc.) in a Microsoft Word Document?

Virtual Worlds are bringing virtual teams together in ways that wouldn't be otherwise possible

Are you still wondering how a wiki can help your team better collaborate?

Tip-Of-The-Month: The "new new" inbox--Get ready for the opportunities & challenges

Question and Answer: How can I see my Microsoft SharePoint Calendar events in Microsoft Outlook?

Social Media best practices! Common sense but not commonly practiced

Old terminology, new terminology: "People connecting with other people"

Question and Answer: How do I post a question on LinkedIn and can I send it to everyone in my network?

Accomplishing More With Word: Using Styles to create table of contents in Microsoft Word documents

Do the most difficult first; 3 ways to get the ultimate business result and for managing stress

Being productive on the road! From Laptop to iPod! And how to optimize

Question and Answer: When should I use Microsoft SharePoint and when should I use a wiki?

Accomplishing More With PowerPoint: Don’t let your slide become a “brochure”! Eliminate the PowerPoint clutter!

Does "almost" count? or not? How does that impact business results!

Face it, accept it, move forward, change, continually learn! Not just time management tips

Tip-Of-The-Month: Managers, pay attention! Are you driving your team’s productivity down by constantly interrupting them?

When technology doesn't quite work and is frustrating, remember that "technology is still amazing"

When the task seems overcomplicated or overwhelming, reconsider the "task design"!

Now that you streamlined your to-do lists, how do you keep them well under control?

Not ready for a full blown to-do lists bailout, ok, read the 3rd law of usability!

Throw away your to-do lists. Join the to-do lists bailout. 5 new types of items will emerge!

Don't just make "resolutions", instill new "practices" instead!

How can a countdown timer help you succeed!

Learn how long things take: Use the Micro-Plan™ and the Timer to get more accomplished!

9 reasons why e-mail is seductive, addictive, rewarding, and anxiety-provoking! Which are your top 3?

How to find some of the familiar Microsoft Word 2003 commands in Microsoft Word 2007

Windows 7 continues to be a boost in productivity! 3 ways in which it is saving me time

Do your tasks with an attitude! 6 ways to develop an "attitude"

Our mind is amazing at coming up with excuses! I urge you to stop and do the "right" thing!

3 ways to get rid of e-mail--Using Microsoft SharePoint

Are you spending too much time getting organized? Or no time at all? Here is how to optimize!

Windows 7! A boost in personal productivity!

Is “e-mail” on its way out? And is “Social Media” taking over?

How to avoid being overwhelmed and consumed by social media?

When we don’t know what to do, e-mail comes to the rescue! A curse is disguise!

Taking the 3Rs of environmental awareness to your productivity practices

"Do you have any pointers for making a Webinar successful" asked Gerry

Happiness is "working on one thing at a time!"

The power of working in iterations! Give yourself the freedom to do so, and celebrate victory against procrastination and perfectionism

"To do or not to do, that is the question!" 3 ways that can help you get more accomplished