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Hot List: Are Early Risers Really More Productive?

Does the early bird really catch the worm—and get the promotions, raises and employee productivity rewards? If you’re an early riser, you get it. If you’re not—and we’re not all wired for zero-dark-thirty risings—there’s no pleasure in hearing that famous line, “I get more done by 9 a.m. than most people do all day.”  When...

9 Ways to Get Your Week off to a Productive Start

The beginning of a new week can feel overwhelming. Even though you’re picking up your project schedule where you left off two days earlier, Monday can feel like starting from scratch again (or at least be a memory exercise). Here are nine tips to get you off to a productive start of the week. Happy...

7 Ways Exercise Improves Your Work Life

We all know that regular exercise is good for overall health and well-being—from looking and feeling good to sleeping well. But there’s more. Exercise does great things for your work life, too. Whether you’re throwing a Frisbee, talking a walk or stretching in yoga class, exercise builds laser-sharp focus, improves your mood and increases productivity....

7 Tips to Get Monday Off to a Great Start

What is it about Mondays? We take it as a given, that at some point on Sunday a sense of gloom and anxiety will settle in as we think about the week ahead. Even if we like our jobs and the people we work with. Crazy, isn’t it? Research conducted on the subject of the...

Hot List: How to Stay Focused and Productive During the Summer

Summer is a season unlike any other. According to a study by Captivate Network, productivity at work from June to August drops by 20%; attendance decreases by 19%, and we’re all 45% more distracted. And why not? We’re feeling a bit more recreational, kids are out of school, business can slow down, team members are...

5 Reasons We Waste Time at Work—and What to Do About It

We all do it. Even with the best intensions most of us waste some time at work. We can chalk it up to being human and having a lot of distractions in a day—from chatty co-workers to meetings to unclear priorities. In Salary.com’s 2013 Wasting Time at Work Survey, 69 percent of their respondents said...

7 Work-Life Balance Tips for Project Managers

Work-life balance is a full-time job. But if you do it well, it can make the difference between just getting by and thriving—at work, at home, everywhere. To master the work-life balance formula, you have to project manage your private life as efficiently and with as much planning and diligence as you do your work...

In the Future Everyone Will Be a Project Manager

Charles Seybold is a bit of a trend-setter in our book. When he makes statements like, “You are a project manager!” to someone who’s a marketing writer, we like to sit down and get the full story. As our Chief Product Officer, Charles co-founded and designed LiquidPlanner with a vision to transform how projects were...

How Switching to Cloud-Based Software Can Benefit Your Business

Most of us interact with a cloud-based service at some point during the day—whether it’s buying a song on iTunes or sending photos to a friend via Google Docs. If you’re using the cloud in your personal life, why not in your small business? It’s not just a techie thing—small businesses just like yours are...

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