Posts Tagged "Productivity"

This Is How To Land Your First-Ever Management Role

Posted on September 25th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

You’re ready to take that next step in your career, although you don’t technically have any management experience–yet. Sure, you know you’d be a great boss, but how can you get someone to give you a shot when don’t have any direct supervisory experience?


While there’s no magic formula for landing a management role, there are a few things you can do to help employers see your potential.

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You probably have more leadership experience than you think.

Try One Of These Eight Ways To Get Through The 3 p.m. Slump

Posted on September 22nd, 2017 by The Learning Factor

You can feel it start to happen–at first slowly, then all at once. You get a little bit tired and before you know it, you’re mindlessly scrolling your Facebook feed. You’re distracted and spent–you just can’t handle another minute of real work. You’ve hit the mid-afternoon slump.


“Most of us are sitting all day, staring at a computer screen highly focused… you can’t sustain that for long,” says internist Lorraine Maita, MD, author of How To Live Younger. “At about 3:00 or 4:00 p.m., your cortisol starts to drop.”


While our automatic reaction might be to reach for a bag of Sun Chips and watch a random YouTube clip,  those behaviors will only prolong the slump. You will be better off if you try to reset your body and mind to help you regain focus.  Maita recommends a number of activities, including listening to upbeat music or breathing deeply for a few minutes, to re-energize the body. Below are few more examples of how to get your focus back.

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Candy bars and social media are just going to make you feel worse. Here are several solutions that will help you regain your focus.

This Is How To Actually Work Smarter, Not Harder

Posted on September 18th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

Possibly no piece of productivity advice is more well-worn than the adage, “Work smarter, not harder.” Of course, the directive points to the fact that it’s not how many hours you put in at your desk that matters—it’s how you spend your time there. In other words, get results faster and you won’t be spending so many late nights at the office.


But what does it really mean to work smarter?


“It means figuring out better, faster ways to work,” says personal productivity expert and trainer Peggy Duncan. But before you enrol in a time management course or start playing “beat the clock” with your project list, consider these counterintuitive ways to get more done.

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We’ve found eight unexpected (and counterintuitive) ways to squeeze more out of your workday.