10 Things that Really Motivate You to Work08 Apr 2015

From among tons of factors that serve as motivation to people, some may seem more obvious than others. Of course, motivation will differ depending on people's age, gender, industry and – most of all – character. There's no real need here to mention money as one of them, as it may be argued that...

Improve the Way You Think in Order to Achieve More01 Apr 2015

Have you ever wondered how come some people have no difficulty grasping complex ideas in an instant, while others need a lot of explaining and navigating through other associated concepts before they know what is being talked about? One might say this is simply a matter of IQ – and perhaps it...

Successful People Work Smart, not just Hard24 Mar 2015

When thinking about how you work, you really should take into consideration the fact that it's not just how hard you work, but how optimal your working practices are, that matters. Prioritize This seemingly obvious tip is probably the key skill to have if you want to learn to work smart....

Is Your Hard Work Hurting your Productivity? Take a Break!18 Mar 2015

Want to take effective breaks at work? Find out some of the best practices for keeping the productivity going and staying focused but not stressed throughout the day. Taking regular breaks also prevents you from getting bored too quickly, therefore more happy about your job and...

How do Great Team Leaders Manage Poor Performers?10 Mar 2015

Define clear and precise expectations It may seem obvious, but surprisingly, what is expected is very often left unsaid, therefore the employee may have no idea of whether what they deliver does or doesn't meet the manager's expectations. Defining expectations should be coupled with stating...

7 Things that Are Most Hurting your Productivity03 Mar 2015

1. Focusing on problems rather than on solutions If the milk has already been spilled, it's no use to go on analysing it, it's much more advisable to concentrate on finding possible solutions or work-arounds the issue. In other words – looking ahead brings more value in this instance than...

How to Manage Someone Smarter than You?18 Feb 2015

Any employer knows the little dilemma of wanting to hire the best and being terrified of having to manage someone a lot more skilled or intelligent than themselves.. it's tricky! If you don't understand their work nor some of the language they use – where do you get the authority to be the...

Is your Kanban Board Missing the Crucial Property?12 Feb 2015

Ever wondered what is the one property of a task board (or a Kanban board), that defines whether the board adds to your success and makes your work easier or not? Do you go after the looks, the functionality, the costs or something completely different entirely (or all)? How does...

What's the Best Way to Learn Something?04 Feb 2015

Ambition. Overrated? Overused? Abused? Promoting development or unhealthy? In order to get to anything (yes, anything at all) in life, you've got to learn. Anything you're going to want to do will require some skill or knowledge. What are the best ways to learn something then? Teach...

Top 4 Ways to Spend the First Hour of a Workday28 Jan 2015

Grab these clever ideas on making your day more productive, successful and satisfying. Applying most of them requires a minimum amount of effort, and the benefits can be very rewarding. Particularly, if it's the way you see your day and what you've achieved that is being improved! Make a...