Giving an Effective Presentation

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Giving presentations is an integral part of many jobs. One of the most popular ways of doing this is by using PowerPoint. But there are certain guidelines you should follow to make your presentation as effective as possible. Here are a few. The audience First thing to do is think about your audience, because this… Read more »

How to Handle Rejection

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You recently interviewed at a company that you really want to work for. You thought the interview went reasonably well, but they have just notified you that they are hiring someone else for the position. What now? Here are a few tips. 1. Try to be stoical about it. Being rejected is certainly a blow… Read more »

Making the Most of the Performance Review

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No one looks forward to performance reviews. Many see them as just a waste of time. They don’t believe that the reviews accomplish very much, with evaluations that are often vague and general and not much use to the employee. But performance reviews don’t have to be this way. They can actually be a great… Read more »

Improving the To-Do List

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To-do lists are a common time management tool among many workers today. It’s a very basic tool for a simple purpose, but there are some easy tweaks you can make to your lists to make this tool more useful and effective in boosting productivity. Here are some of them. 1.Make multiple lists This will enable… Read more »

Having a Useful Night Time Routine

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We all want to be as productive as possible. To do this, we generally focus on our time at work and how we can better manage our time, get more organized, prioritize tasks and plan assignments to get as much done as possible. All this is well and good, but to be as productive as… Read more »

The Real Causes of Burnout

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Burnout is a feeling of exhaustion, of being overwhelmed, of having a lack of energy, and a lack of motivation. Most people attribute the cause simply to overwork, having too much to do and not enough time to do it. But psychologists who study the phenomenon of burnout say that there is a lot more… Read more »

Some Commonly Held Beliefs About Work That Are Not True

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As in many other areas of human activity, a large body of conventional wisdom has accumulated surrounding work and managing workers. Much of it is accurate and helpful in improving performance and productivity. But not all of it hits the mark. Some fallacies and misconceptions creep in, which can create more problems than solve them…. Read more »

How to Get More from Your Day

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Are you having trouble finding enough time to get things done? Are you having difficulty accomplishing what you need to – and more importantly, the things that are most meaningful to you? If so, here are a few ideas to help you get the most from your day. 1. Shift your day In other words,… Read more »

How to Get the Most From Your Work Day

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We all want to make our work days as productive as possible. For many people, that simply means putting in more hours. But there comes a point when working longer produces diminishing returns. In fact, there is research showing that the longer we work, the less productive we become. But there things you can do… Read more »

How to Stay Mentally Sharp

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During the workday, we want to keep our minds as sharp as possible. Mentally, we obviously want to be at our best. It’s not always easy to do. We might be sharp when we first get to work in the morning after a good night’s rest, but after a while, that tends to wear off…. Read more »