Keeping your mind fit can be even more of a daily challenge than keeping your body in shape. But for us businesspeople — in every industry — the way we think can fundamentally affect the success of our company. Keeping our thought patterns positive and effective is essential in our day-to-day lives.
The eight-hour workday was invented by Henry Ford way back at the turn of the 20th century. Back then, it was an attractive alternative to workers who were accustomed to 12-hour workdays, and the nationwide adoption of the
Every leader values different qualities and characteristics in their team. Creativity, collaboration, productivity, and positivity are all important, but it can at times be difficult to encourage
If your life is anything like mine, then you probably have days when you think your business card should include “Task and Idea Juggler.” For many of us — myself included — it can be difficult to remember to
In the hectic space of the modern world, sometimes there just aren’t enough hours in a day. 24 hours is not much time to accomplish all our goals for the day — and it’s an inflexible number. That’s why sometimes it’s useful to know little tricks like
Image credit: Bohman on Flickr The other day, I decided to work from home. Although there are more distractions at home than at the office, on this particular day I found the distractions to be helpful. I set my mind in “work mode” as I went about addressing these distractions – whether it was taking […]
Photo by m00by on Flickr If you have kids, you know it’s that time. Even though the leaves haven’t begun to change, it’s already time to head back to the classroom. With one kid already off to college, and two others at home getting their back-to-school shopping done and in order, school has certainly been […]
Original Post: 4 Lessons in Creativity from John Cleese By Rae Ann Fera | June 28, 2012 The legendary writer and actor has also become a well-known student of and speaker on creativity and how to cultivate it. He recently enlightened a group of ad types about the best ways to put yourself in a […]