8 gains from a week without meetings

Meetings bring teams together to help them move forward. But sometimes, they inhibit progress. In a recent study by Salary.com, 47 percent of respondents said attending too many meetings was their biggest waste of time at work. To see for myself the ratio of gain-to-drain, I declined every meeting this week. Here’s what happened.

Read more

10 tips to manage notifications

Notifications are powerful when they support your priorities. But they become a liability when they create unnecessary interruptions and distractions. Consider a notification reboot that puts every beep, badge, and vibration in service to your work and your life. Here’s how.

Read more

7 creative ways to reinvigorate mind, body, and soul

When a groove becomes a rut, it may be time to reconsider your tried-and-true ways of being and working. Albert Einstein famously said, “We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.” Creativity can be a powerful path to new ground and new vitality. Try these strategies to reboot, refresh, and keep your pilot light of inspiration burning.

Read more

Thanks for everything! The case for gratitude at work

Does your company have practices in place for employees to express gratitude? Studies show that many Americans hesitate to show each other gratitude at work, but there’s plenty of research to suggest that organizational gratitude is a worthwhile endeavor—for employees themselves, as well as organizations.

Read more