Productivity Tips Articles

  • These tips will ensure nobody accidentally or intentionally messes with your Excel spreadsheets.

    How to Protect Your Excel Documents

    March 21, 2017

    Considering the fact that Microsoft Excel documents are often used to process and share sensitive numbers and data, it’s important to be familiar with some of the options that are available to protect your documents from being viewed or altered by others. And, even security aside, there’s nothing worse than somebody accidentally ruining your Excel doc. To help...

  • Some of the most useful skills to learn are time management, focus and learning from failure.

    Some of the Most Useful Skills to Know (And How to Learn Them)

    March 16, 2017

    What are some of the most useful skill a professional could learn, regardless of industry? That exact question was recently posed on Quora, generating more than 100 answers and thousands of votes on those responses. From that, we identified some of the most popular skills on the list, and paired it with a LinkedIn Learning course that teaches it. So what are the...

  • These nine email mistakes will make you exceptionally unpopular with your colleagues.

    The Email Mistakes That Drive People Crazy (And How to Avoid Them)

    March 9, 2017

    The average professional receives more than 100 emails a day and rising. And American workers reportedly spend a crazy 6.3 hours checking and working on email each day, on average.  Clearly, a lot of people spend more time than they’d like writing and reading emails. Hence, there’s no quicker way to annoy your colleagues than by making email mistakes that...

  • With President Donald Trump refusing to stay out of the headlines, here's some advice for dealing with all the noise.

    Here’s How to Focus at Work Despite Political Polarization

    February 27, 2017

    What’s on your mind? Assuming you haven’t been living under a rock for the past month or so, it should be pretty easy to understand...

  • The pros and cons of the different versions of Microsoft Outlooks.

    Do You Have the Right Outlook? Not on Life, But on Your...

    February 23, 2017

    Outlook 2016. Office 365 Outlook. Outlook.com. OWA. That’s enough choices to make my brain go “owa”. I read all my course reviews....

  • These tips are from David Allen, author of "Getting Things Done."

    5 Productivity Tips That'll Make You Rethink Your Day

    February 23, 2017

    Recently, I watched David Allen’s free LinkedIn Learning course, Getting Things Done. The course was exactly what the title described...