Secrets Of The Most Productive People

12 EpisodesProduced by Fast Company

Fast Company senior editor Kate Davis and editorial assistant Anisa Purbasari Horton help listeners try to figure out how to work smarter instead of harder and dissect exactly how to get it all done.

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Productivity Myths Busted! - Live from the Fast Company Innovation Festival

October 31st, 2018


Are morning people more productive than night owls? Do successful people have to give up work-life balance? Psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman and time …

Is Work-Life Balance Possible?

October 17th, 2018


In our always-connected universe, achieving work-life balance can seem impossible. There just doesn't seem enough time in the day to make sure that we're excelling at work, all while being an attentive …

How Can We Make and Break Habits?

October 3rd, 2018


When it comes to making or breaking habits–there is no one-size-fits-all solution. As bestselling author Gretchen Rubin tells us, it all comes down …

How Can We Feel Less Busy?

September 19th, 2018


Telling someone you're "busy" is a surefire way to shut down the conversation. This is how you can change the way you look at your time and your life. As this week's guest, author and time management expert Laura …

How Can We Improve Our Willpower?

September 5th, 2018


Researchers have long debated whether or not our willpower and decision-making capacity is finite. One thing is clear, though–not all decisions are created equal–and some will require more brain juice than others. …

Are Some Times Of Day Better to Work Than Others?

August 22nd, 2018


Some of us are not just that productive in the morning and forcing us to concentrate at a 9 a.m. meeting is a recipe for a wasted day. Fortunately, there are ways to get around this dilemma if you don't have complete …

Is It Possible to Multitask?

August 8th, 2018


You probably spend many of your working hours multitasking--whether you realize it or not. Does working with multiple tabs open or eating your lunch …

Can You Really Unplug on Vacation?

July 25th, 2018


Taking a vacation is not a given in our work culture and if you do, it's likely that you'll check a few work emails here and there. But not taking …

Is Striving for Inbox Zero Worth It?

July 11th, 2018


There are two types of people in the world: those who have hundreds or even thousands of unread emails, and those who break out in hives just thinking about that first group. In this episode Kate and Anisa discuss their …

How Can You Focus In An Open Office?

June 20th, 2018


An open office is supposed to have many benefits: fostering collaboration, creativity, and reducing unnecessary digital communication. But as many …

Welcome to the Secrets of the Most Productive People podcast!

June 1st, 2018


Join Fast Company editors Kate Davis and Anisa Purbasari-Horton as they try to figure out how to get it all done. In this bi-weekly podcast they’ll …

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