The Cost of Meetings Infographic

Quill.com has put out an excellent infographic on the state of meetings in the corporate world, with some scary statistics, including that the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that unnecessary meetings cost $37 billion every year. That's a lot of wasted time and resources. Check out the full details in the graphic below. Or… Continue Reading >

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28 Things We All Do At Work

Things We All Do When Checking Email Open an email, read it, then mark it as Unread so you deal with it later. Reread the email you just read because you weren't really paying attention the first time you read it. Ignore an email for a week and then respond, "Sorry for the delay, I… Continue Reading >

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Making Decisions Using the Prioritization Matrix

As an entrepreneur, one of the hardest things to figure out is "What should I work on?" This is also true while working for someone else, but for those of us on our own, it can seem even more daunting. Here's a quick strategy I use when trying to figure out what to work on; I call… Continue Reading >

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Bobby McFerrin Talks About Improv

Friend and play guru Bernie DeKoven shared this great video of singer Bobby McFerrin talking about improvisation. A few important points from the video: The important thing is just to start. After that, your momentum will carry you through. Practice, practice, practice. Our minds will fill in the blanks, we don't have to provide everything… Continue Reading >

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4 Ways Humor at Work Improves Productivity

When I travel the country and talk with people about humor at work, they are often already aware of some of the soft benefits humor provides: it makes you laugh, makes things fun, and helps you relax. What most people don't know about humor in the workplace is that it can make you more productive… Continue Reading >

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