Want to be Happy? Practice Self-Control

David Mochel | Posted 07.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

Lapses in self-control are a great source of frustration for human beings. Habitual indulgence of impulses or avoidance of discomfort can keep us from acting on important goals and values. This gap between what we feel is important and how we spend our time and energy leads to dissatisfaction and unnecessary struggle.

Things Can Only Get Better?

Stephen Evans | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK Politics
Stephen Evans

The General Election is just 10 months away. But the focus of its debate is a generational challenge to share the benefits of growth, in an environment of ongoing reductions in public spending. The good news is that the current squeeze in living standards is not inevitable and there are choices we make to reach a different outcome.

The Need for Speed in the App Economy

Miguel Milano | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Tech
Miguel Milano

Currently, to meet our need for 'bandwidth-on-the-go,' 3G is available to some of us. But those of us that have access have all had our share of '3G buffering purgatory' while we wait for videos, documents and especially for applications to download...

Our Old Enemy - Sometimes Called the 'British Disease' - Is Back With a Vengeance

Liam Byrne | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK Politics
Liam Byrne

Since the election, output for every hour worked has not gone up - it's gone down, whilst output per worker has followed the same trajectory. We're actually less productive than we were in 2010. This appalling record is far worse than the last years of the 1970s, long deemed the moment when 'British disease' reached its peak.

21 Quick and Simple Ways of Freeing Up More Time

Jamie Flexman | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jamie Flexman

Right, you bunch of lazy bastards. It's time to wake up, slap yourself in the face and realise that you're all living a lie. There is no such thing as not having enough time. It's an excuse, an illusion.

The Truth Behind How Happiness Fuels Success

Susanna Halonen | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Susanna Halonen

When I discovered positive psychology, I realised I'd had it all backwards. It's not the success that fuels the happiness, but the happiness that fuels the success.

How We Can Tackle the UK Pay Gap

Deborah Hargreaves | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Politics
Deborah Hargreaves

The IMF endorsed the UK's economic recovery on Friday, but it highlights chronic weak productivity as a potential threat to the upswing. The puzzle o...

Apps Are Making Employees More Productive

Dr. Steve Garnett | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Tech
Dr. Steve Garnett

When we think of apps, Fruit Ninja or Angry Birds might first spring to mind. Many of us consider apps to be the perfect tool to indulge our playful sides and certainly not something that should be encouraged during working hours. Because of this association, apps have often been perceived as things that waste employee time.

Can't See Your Computer For Clutter? Ditch These Things Now

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Barton | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Considering our work space is our home away from home, we really should be paying attention to how we organise it, especially as cluttered desks are k...

Parking Downhill: The Three-Minute Technique to Help Jump Start Your Work Day

Farez Rahman | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Tech
Farez Rahman

Before finishing for the day, or when you know there'll be a significant pause on the work before you continue with it, identify the next set of simple tasks that you need to do. These will form your "pickup tasks" for the next day.

Ten Tips For Work/Life Balancing

Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

"Work to live, don't live to work" It's an oft-repeated phrase but one that's often easier to preach than to practice. Whether it's your phone buzzing...

10 Signs You're Digitally Distracted

Frances Booth | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Frances Booth

We often don't even realise that we're digitally distracted, or notice how much our behaviour has changed. But by being aware of this, and making simple changes, we can make a huge difference to our productivity, health, and relationships.

Five Ways To Kick The Negative Work Attitude In Five Minutes

Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

No matter where you work or how much you love your job, you can still find yourself banging your head against a productivity brick wall from time to t...

How to Think Your Way to Prosperity

Dr Michelle K. Nielsen | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Michelle K. Nielsen

Shifting the way we think allows us to overcome and learn from our past mistakes. This change in perspective may empower us to take appropriate action to change our life for the better. Sometimes it's important to dig deep into our subconscious mind to discover where we have limiting and self-defeating beliefs so that we can replace them with more positive ones.

What Could Derail The Economic Recovery?

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK Politics

The UK economy will return to its pre-recession peak within months but "abysmal" productivity levels could throw the recovery off track, according to ...

Are you Smart With Your Time?

Annie Ashdown | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK
Annie Ashdown

Being smart with your time doesn't mean you do more work. It means you get smarter around the tasks that matter. Using time smartly means not focusing on how busy you are but on results. Staying an extra hour at work at the end of the day may not be the most effective way to manage your time.

Create Space in Your Life by Detoxing Your Tech

Amanda Cook | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Cook

Quick: where's your phone? If it's within an arms-reach, you're not alone. (Maybe you're even reading this on your phone!) When this question was asked at a recent networking event I attended, the vast majority of people said their phone was always near them, even while they're sleeping!

Productivity for Profits: An Interview With Tina Forsyth

Dr Monique Y. Wells | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK
Dr Monique Y. Wells

I had the pleasure of interviewing business leverage expert and solopreneur CEO Tina Forsyth about the enigma of being profitable when you operate a business that generates $100K or more in revenue. I invited her to be my guest because I heard her speak passionately about this topic on her Women on Top telesummit.

Feel Guilty Any Time You're Not "Being Productive"?

Ashley Ambirge | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ashley Ambirge

All you've been thinking about lately are the things your business is measured by. Subscribers. Sales numbers. Profit margins. Stats. But what about the number of inside jokes you have with your lover? Have you been measuring those?

New Years Resolutions Don't Work, Habits Do

Adam Ball | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adam Ball

We all have the best intentions at the start of a new year but resolutions just don't work. In a study sourced by Statistic Brain, only 8% of people achieve their resolutions. There are many reasons why resolutions fail and they include setting too many goals at once or not making targets actionable.

How to Make the First Two Weeks of 2014 Super Productive

Magdalena Bak-Maier | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Magdalena Bak-Maier

We are now past Christmas Day and quickly rolling into the New Year celebrations. Soon, it will be time to set fresh goal and new year resolutions yet again. It seems we just did that not too long ago.

Leadership and Profitability

Thomas Gelmi | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK
Thomas Gelmi

Employees do not quit jobs or companies - employees quit their managers. This is quite a provoking statement, which gives food for thought. Especially if you consider that up to 45 % of all managers do an insufficient job in the eyes of their team, as a recent survey conducted by the US consulting company Gallup reveals.

Six-Figure to Seven-Figure Entrepreneur Productivity Evolution: Jeanna Gabellini

Dr Monique Y. Wells | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK
Dr Monique Y. Wells

As is true for most solopreneurs, Jeanna did everything herself when she started her business. She now realizes that she was not conscious of "being productive" during her start-up phase...

How Not to Deal With Overwhelm!

Claire Mitchell | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Mitchell

Spreading yourself too thin and saying 'yes' to everything is bound to catch up with you sooner or later - right when you least expect it and when you could REALLY do with it not happening. So what can you do when it happens? And how can you stop it happening again.

Pre-Holiday Check-Up Boosts Productivity

Dr Monique Y. Wells | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Dr Monique Y. Wells

In just a few days, the U.S. will celebrate Thanksgiving. Where has 2013 gone? Once the Christmas / Hanukkah holiday season arrives, the race will b...