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1-Minute Strategies: September '14

Stop underpromising and overdelivering ... Fight stress and anxiety with a trip to an art museum ... Learn to distinguish between smart multitasking and being “on the fast track to burn out.”

Use your cellphone to get more done

For many people, their cellphone is an extension of their arm during the workday. Some consider the device a distraction, but can it also be useful and increase productivity? For Lifehacker writer Mihir Patkar, the answer is yes.

What great admins do well

Bonnie Low-Kramen, author of Be the Ultimate Assistant, explains six things that make assistants good at their jobs and irreplaceable to their employers.

What's killing your productivity at work?

Is your biggest time waster: texting? surfing the web? chatting with co-workers? A new Career­Builder study reveals behaviors that employers say are the biggest productivity killers in the workplace.

1-Minute Strategies: August '14

Manage a micromanaging boss with a careful conversation ... Stop stress with a bit of laughter ... Make socks your ultimate work accessory.

Planning your first big event? Here's what you need to know

When you think of planning an event, does your stress level rise? Event planning can be difficult, but there are ways to make it less so.

Make it easy for them to return your lost iPad

If you lose your iPad, chances are the person who finds it won’t be able to access your contact information to return it to you if you use a passcode. To keep the device locked but returnable, Lory Gil suggests a way to add contact information to the lock screen.

An hour-by-hour guide to a perfect workday

If your 9-to-5 routine is starting to grind you down, consider working with your biological rhythms. Know­­ing them will help maximize your productivity.

Project-management tips that 'rock'

Fast Company’s Evie Nagy interviewed two rock bands, Wild Party and Protomartyr, to find out how they were able to perform a combined total of 23 shows at this spring’s South by Southwest music festival. The bands shared their advice on showing up prepared, which can apply to project-management scenarios on the road or in your office.

How to build good work habits

Andy Core is a speaker and author of Change Your Day, Not Your Life. Recently, we got in touch with him to learn more about the importance of nurturing good work habits one step at a time.