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Work Smarter, Not Harder: 21 Time Management Tips to Hack Productivity

Many folks in the society try to be hyper-productive. These folks associate being ever busy with success. Though to some extent this notion is true, it is also misleading as individuals feel less productive if they are not busy. Instead of this I choose the working smarter, not harder notion. Instead of working as a robot, I try to be thoughtful on my tasks and always see how I can simplify work within a short period so as to achieve more. I have compiled this list of 21 tips that will enable you to work...

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Book Review: Drive -The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us

Daniel Pink’s book Drive –The surprising truth about what motivates us illustrates that most people think that money is the only reward to motivate people. In most cases giving carrot and stick approach to motivate people is wrong and giving same punishment and reward options over and over again will not bring best performance out of people. He states that “The problem with making an extrinsic reward the only destination that matters is that some people will choose the quickest route there, even if it means taking the low road. Indeed, most of the scandals and...

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Book Review: Turn the Ship Around

David Marquet is a retired Navy officer, he divides his book ‘turn the ship around’ into three parts, first part is a biography, second part is self improvement and in the third part he gave business advice. In his book he described that in order to test his soldiers he gave them an impossible order and by doing so he later realized that he himself became a better leader. Author described that it is important for a leader to have a complete expertise in his work. In the Navy, captains attend various training courses, studies their...

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The Best Bosses Do These 8 Things Constantly

In managing a large number of employees or interns in an organization, good leadership skills are required in order to guarantee the success of the organization. One of the main leadership skills that bosses can use to motivate employees includes communication. Communication skills in the organization is said to be the make-or-break factor for a successful leadership. There are eight phrases that exceptional bosses can communicate to their employees daily that may lead to skyrocketing performance in the company. ‘I have total confidence in you’ Using the above mentioned phrase means that the bosses believe in...

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Why You Should Stay Outside Your Comfort Zone

Who wants to feel anxious when they don't have to? Many at times we find ourselves in situations where we need to get out of our comfort zones in order to make advancements in our careers. However, the pressure on our shoulders to actually go that extra mile is overwhelming, and we just end up giving up on our targets. For instance, you want to speak in public and further your reputation at work, but you are afraid of saying the wrong things, so you just sit back and watch others advance. These situations are...

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