Maximizing Productivity

There's only so much time in a day, a year, or a life. The ability to work quickly and efficiently within that time can boost results. Productivity results from a mix of factors: motivation, talent, training, work environment, support from others, time management, and even luck. Some people seem to be natural super-producers; others look to daily exercises and good habits to help them get things done.

Recent posts on Productivity

How to Lead Yourself and Others to Success

How to Lead Yourself and Others to Success Tips to create an inspired, productive workplace

Should You Become an Uber or Lyft Driver?

The economics will vary dramatically depending on your incremental costs.

Productivity Boosters

By Joel Minden, PhD on March 18, 2017 in CBT and Me
9 simple tips to get things done and be efficient.
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How to Be in the Flow

By Diana Raab Ph.D. on March 13, 2017 in The Empowerment Diary
Are you trying to live in the moment and go with the flow in your life? This article may help you understand what flow is and how to find it in your everyday life.
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Walking Meetings? Proceed With Caution

By Thomas Ward Ph.D. on March 13, 2017 in Creativity for You
The benefits of walking meetings have been widely discussed. But they're not always the right choice. Find out why.

An Easy Way to Build Your Confidence Quickly

If you're struggling with confidence in your writing ability, you need to learn how to give yourself some easy wins.
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11 Ways to Overcome Procrastination

Are you a procrastinator? Here are 11 powerful tips to stop putting things off that anyone can apply!

5 Simple Tips for Applying to Psychology Internships

By Rob Henderson on March 07, 2017 in After Service
Interested in doing psychology research? These five tips will help.

Trick Yourself Into Writing More With This Easy Tip

Here's a secret: The more you write, the more you want to write. The more you will write.

The Underrecognized Inspirational Value of Persistence

How long should you stick with searching for ideas – and why?

Let Go of Your Big Goals and Focus on This Instead

On my whiteboard in my office, I’ve written, “One thing at a time. First things first. Start now.” Below that, I’ve added, “Baby Steps. Just Begin."

The Quiet Quality Good Coaches Need

By Victor Lipman on March 03, 2017 in Mind of the Manager
It's an underrated business attribute—but the best coaches invariably have it.

Do More, Feel Better

By Joel Minden, PhD on March 01, 2017 in CBT and Me
Overwhelmed by sadness, negative thinking, and passivity? Use activity as a behavioral antidepressant.

3 Strategies for Saying 'No'

By Katherine Hawley Ph.D. on February 28, 2017 in Trust
At work and at home, 'yes' can get us into trouble.

Can You Improve Adult ADHD Without Medications?

Do you have Adult ADHD? Are there non-medication treatments? Have you tried medications but experience too many side effects or only partial benefit?

Beating the "Long, Dull Winter": Time Management 101

How to stay on track, beat procrastination, and live life to it's fullest!

In Defense of Duty

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on February 19, 2017 in How To Do Life
Duty and responsibility have lost stature to autonomy and creativity--Alas.

Seeking Success and Patrolling Failure

By Rob Henderson on February 13, 2017 in After Service
What can sleeplessness, stress, and sexist attitudes tell us about how our minds work?

Hearts, Candies, and Work

How to be sociable yet still get your work done.

Adolescence: Your Parenting Work Is Not Over Yet

A parent’s job changes at a child’s adolescence. Be available while letting go. Argue. Laugh. Love the person your child really is, underneath all the identities they’re trying on.

In Celebration of the “F” Word

Giving permission to fail can lead to more productivity and increase a company’s bottom line.

Employee Engagement Is Declining, but Managers Can Help

By Victor Lipman on February 09, 2017 in Mind of the Manager
Three key metrics involving recognition, transparency and peer relationships show a decline in employee engagement. All of these issues are fixable with effective management.

Why Productivity Is Counterproductive

By Caroline Beaton on February 05, 2017 in The Gen-Y Guide
Chasing productivity can sabotage performance and impact.

Life After Burnout

What if you're way past stressed out, and on your way to burned out? I missed these early warning signs, but you don't have to!

Making hospitals safer, healthier

Worried about medical errors? There are simple things you can do to protect yourself and others.

Why "Goofing Off" Is Good to Do

By Clifford N Lazarus Ph.D. on January 26, 2017 in Think Well
Harness the power of distributed practice to maximize your productivity.

Why We Resist Change

By Ralph Ryback M.D. on January 25, 2017 in The Truisms of Wellness
The body’s inertia is an overlooked concept when it comes to understanding our inherent complex resistance to beginning a new diet or exercise routine.

How to Manage Powerful Women

By Marcia Reynolds Psy.D. on January 22, 2017 in Wander Woman
How and why we need to support smart, strong women at work.

The Unintended Consequences of Multi-Tasking

By Tim Elmore on January 13, 2017 in Artificial Maturity
Thanks to social media, our students have grown up multi-tasking, but has all of the multi-tasking been poor for their health?

"Inadvertent Demoralization" Is a Real Problem at Work

By Victor Lipman on January 05, 2017 in Mind of the Manager
Managers often demoralize and scare away talented employees—without trying to, or even being aware they're doing it.