Productivity

Learn how to maximize your time and resources so that your business can become more productive (and profitable).

Improve your meetings with these top 5 meeting methods

improve your meetings

Everyone hates sitting in meetings that go on and on, or are completely irrelevant to you. So Brad and Jill tackle top meeting methods that will help improve your meetings so you can waste less time in meetings, and get more of your own work done. They also bring on business owners Tamara Monosoff, the founder

Top 5 productivity killers | with guests Jay Goltz and Howard Tullman

Breaking Down Your Business

We were LIVE on Saturday at TechWeek Chicago! (Special thanks to our Sponsor, Rivet Radio!) We recorded the podcast in front of a live audience and had a blast! Live music and running man from SNL anytime music was playing. It was epic. Jill and Brad talked about their top 5 productivity killers on the

How to be more productive working solo

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A lot of us business owners work alone — we work for ourselves, our team is remote, or we just work a lot alone on the weekends or after hours. Whatever your case is, Jill and Brad have some sweet tips to help you be more productive when you work alone. They also chat with

10 Quotes from Great Minds on How to be More Productive at Work

how to be more productive

Ever had one of those mornings where you wake up and think, “I’m going to do all of the things today!” with a plan for how to be more productive at work—only to find that by 11:30, you haven’t accomplished a single thing on your list? It happens…even to those with the best of intentions.

Project Brief and Delegation Tool

Project Brief Template

How to Delegate Tasks More Effectively How often do you delegate a task to an employee, but they don’t complete it the way you wanted them to? Then get frustrated because they did it wrong and end up doing it yourself? (Sound familiar?) When we are defining a project that someone else is going to complete,

Does listening to music at work improve productivity? Here’s 8 compelling reasons why it does

music improves productivity

Brad and I wrote a little while back about wearing headphones at the office.  He noticed I was wearing them more often and we had some issues when he would try to get my attention. So we shared about it on LinkedIn, and it generated a storm of comments from people with polar opposite views — either they

9 must-have team communication tools for your small business

team communication tools

If you care about how your company communicates, you’re probably in constant search for the perfect app for your team. There are lots of good apps out there, and each of them has its benefits and drawbacks. Chances are your team needs a combination of tools, depending on the communication problem you’re trying to solve. So how do you

6 weird things that will improve your productivity

add more yellow to your office

We’ve all heard the normal tips and tricks for making ourselves and others more productive. They’re all about staying focused, being dedicated, and just putting your head down and hammering things out. But what about the weirder tips for improving productivity? What about the things that maybe seem quirky, but truly boost efficiency? We’ve come

8 brain hacks to increase productivity

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I’m not one of those “naturally productive” people — I’m not even sure if there is such a thing. If I’m a “natural” at anything it’s laziness. But I’m also ambitious. I really do want to make a difference — and to do that I need to get things done. So I’ve collected a number

Office environment matters: 8 things that will make your office more productive

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When you need to focus and really get stuff done, where do you go? Probably your favorite local coffee shop. You know, the one with the quiet corner, open outlets, and the steady stream of caffeine at your fingertips. No interruptions—just a peaceful, conducive working environment where you can get a change of scenery and

How to focus and get your s*** done

focus and get work done

Focus. We all know it’s a key to productivity, but the whole world seems hell bent on preventing us from getting any real focus time. As a result, our to-do lists just keep growing, our clients get pissed off, and our employees are waiting around for us. Something has to change. So we head to

The Ultimate Guide to Getting Work Done

The Ultimate Guide to Getting Work Done

“Starters” are great at starting things — new projects, new ideas, new tasks. But they’re not the best at finishing things. “Finishers” on the other hand are great at finishing things — taking existing work and bringing it to completion. If they’re given a blank sheet of paper, it’s really hard for them to get