Improve Your Creativity, Productivity and Health with Walking Meetings

Did you know that most people spend more time per day sitting (9.3 hours) than they do sleeping (7.7 hours)?

Many of us have sedentary jobs and the impact sitting too much has been documented in multiple medical studies, and includes higher risk of heart disease, diabetes and a number of other undesirable health problems.  Even among people who regularly exercise, the exercise benefits may not counteract the effects of too much sitting during the rest of the day.

What can we do about the problem of sitting too much? Continue reading “Improve Your Creativity, Productivity and Health with Walking Meetings”

The Importance of Agility and Speed in Overcoming the Myth of Underdogs

Everybody thinks they know the story of David and Goliath.  The story as most people know is the epic battle from more than 3,000 years ago of an underdog shepherd boy defeating an experienced warrior giant with nothing but a simple slingshot.  In Malcolm Gladwell’s new book, David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants, the notion of David as the underdog is refuted. Continue reading “The Importance of Agility and Speed in Overcoming the Myth of Underdogs”

Using the Science of Persuasion To Grow Your Business and Career

Every day we face the challenge of persuading others to do what we want – whether in business, job or personal situations. But what makes people say yes to our requests? Persuasion is not only an art, it is also a science, and researchers who study it have uncovered a series of hidden rules for moving people in your direction. Continue reading “Using the Science of Persuasion To Grow Your Business and Career”

How Communication and Connection Boost Employee Productivity

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By Laura Stack

One of the trickiest parts of leadership is finding a way to strike a balance between your employees as subordinates and your employees as real, live people. Read on for some important points to keep in mind as you work to build relationships with those around you. Not a leader? I hope you’ll read on anyway. Managing relationships with the people you work with (and for) is as important to your everyday productivity as it is to your career. Continue reading “How Communication and Connection Boost Employee Productivity”

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