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Productivity Playbook

Get even more done in your day. Here's how.

How to Sidestep Crisis and be Productive2:08

Reed's Inc. founder Chris Reed explains how maintaining perspective can help you be productive during challenging moments.

Precrastination: It's Just as Bad as Procrastination

A new study finds just doing something to get a task done can be a big waste of time.

Don't Get Panicked by Your To-Do List. Here's How

PackIt founder Melissa Kieling explains how to complete your entire to-do list.

Stephanie McMahon: 'My Kids Keep Me Productive'

The daughter of World Wrestling Entertainment founder Vince McMahon divulges how she maintains her stamina.

3 Surprise Benefits of Quitting

A fascinating talk celebrates the creative power of quitting and urges you to empower yourself by giving up quickly and frequently.

7 Tools to Help You Regain Control of Your Inbox

They'll help you delete the unimportant stuff, unsubscribe from pesky newsletters, and generally restore some sanity to your inbox.

Use Your Time Better This Week Than You Did Last Week

Mona Bijoor, founder of online wholesale marketplace JOOR, explains how to account for your time and execute more effectively in the future.

The Nightly Habit That Keeps Marcus Lemonis Productive

The host of CNBC's 'The Profit' admits the one thing he does every evening before bed to guarantee himself a productive following day.

How to Beat Procrastination: Stop Waiting for the Right Mood

Procrastination is often less about time management and more about how we think about our emotions.

3 Tricks for a More Organized Mind

Organization isn't just about getting your stuff and your tasks in order. You'll do better if you unclutter your mind as well. A new book suggests how.

The Staggering Cost of Business Email (Infographic)

Entrepreneurs and their employees spend an obscene amount of time shuffling emails around every year. Cutting back by just 15% can make a big difference.

How to Institute a 4-Day Work Week (and Still Keep Your Business Open Longer)

Follow this company's example and it is possible to give your team the gift of long weekends while being more available for your customers.

The 5 Essentials of a Well-Run Meeting

The CEO of a startup dedicated to fixing meetings shares the takeaways of hundreds of hours of research into what's wrong with the average office get-together.

The Only Time Management Tip That's Worked for Me

Ignore all the other tips, and focus on this one thing.

One Entrepreneur's Productivity Secret: Burning Man

For Vitals founder Mitch Rothschild, the radical change in perspective that comes from a trip to the desert helps him get more done.

7 Ways to Get People to Do What You Want Them to Do (and Feel Good About It) columnist Minda Zetlin outlines step-by-step how to effectively influence everyone around you.

How to Stay Productive When You Work 24/7

Alex Daly, a crowdfunding expert, explains how to avoid burnout when you work all the time.

Conference Crashing: The New Way to Network

Why pay $1,000 when you can network for free? Some entrepreneurs forgo panels to hang out in the lobby and score contacts.

3 Rules for a Happier Life

Decades of scientific research show that a few basic fundamentals are key to living a happy life.

The Best Way to Recharge on Vacation (Infographic)

Just getting on a plane and going somewhere tropical isn't going to do it.

The Magic Numbers for Maximum Productivity: 52 and 17

One company used a time-tracking app to discover the habits that its most productive employees have in common. The result: these random-seeming numbers.

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