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Fast Company deputy editor Kate Davis and assistant editor 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.

Secrets Of The Most Productive People Fast Company

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    • 4.5, 68 Ratings

Fast Company deputy editor Kate Davis and assistant editor 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.

    How to Find a Job During A Pandemic

    How to Find a Job During A Pandemic

    Dorianne St Fleur--Diversity & Inclusion Strategist, Career Development Coach and Founder of Your Career Girl Inc.--joins Secrets of the Most Productive People to discuss how to look for a job during the pandemic.
    If you have a problem in your career or on the job hunt, tell us about it. Leave us a voicemail at ‪833-582-3278, send an email to MostProductive@fastcompany.com or tweet with #FCMostProductive and we will find an expert to answer your question. 
    Subscribe to Secrets of the Most Productive People on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.

    • 43 min
    How We Start to Break the Mental Health Stigma at Work

    How We Start to Break the Mental Health Stigma at Work

    On this week’s episode of Secrets of the Most Productive People, we talk about the mental health struggles so many of us are facing right now. We also speak with Alice Boyes, a former clinical psychologist and the author of The Healthy Mind Toolkit and The Anxiety Toolkit. Boyes gives us insight into the accommodations that employees have a right to at work and offers tips on how to broach the subject of mental health issues with your manager.
    If you have a problem in your career or on the job hunt, tell us about it. Leave us a voicemail at ‪833-582-3278, send an email to MostProductive@fastcompany.com or tweet with #FCMostProductive and we will find an expert to answer your question. 
    Subscribe to Secrets of the Most Productive People on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.

    • 34 min
    FAST BREAK: New Pixar-like Robot, Time Management Tips, and Normal People

    FAST BREAK: New Pixar-like Robot, Time Management Tips, and Normal People

    This week we’ll learn about a new toy robot that could help children socialize, a good alternative to Rosé and some handy productivity tips.  
    Be sure to check in with us next week for another roundup of helpful tips and creative ideas to stay positive throughout this challenging time. 
    You can subscribe to Fast Break on Apple podcasts or wherever you listen.
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    • 22 min
    Parenting in a Pandemic

    Parenting in a Pandemic

    This week, Fast Company deputy editor Kate Davis and Head of Video and Podcasting Scott Mebus are talking about parenting during a pandemic. How can working parents attempt to get everything done, what should managers do to support all of their employees, possible tensions among those without kids, and how this unprecedented time may be forcing us to rethink work overall. 
    When shelter in place orders went into effect in most of the country in March, parents across industries had to scramble to find childcare. For those of us lucky enough to not only keep our jobs but have jobs that can be done from home has meant trying to do the impossible: work and take care of children full time. 
    They also talk with Dr. Jennifer Goldman-Wetzler, an expert on conflict and organizational psychology, the founder of Alignment Strategies Group, and the author of the new book Optimal Outcomes: Free Yourself from Conflict at Work, at Home, and in Life. 
    You can listen and subscribe to Secrets of the Most Productive People on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, RadioPublic, or wherever you get your podcasts.

    • 32 min
    PRESENTING Fast Break from Fast Company Magazine

    PRESENTING Fast Break from Fast Company Magazine

    Presenting Fast Break, a new podcast from Fast Company Magazine.
    This week we’ll learn about how some companies are adjusting their advertising game, why the L.A Clippers are helping change the way people watch sports, and some self care tips for working moms.
    You can subscribe to Fast Break on Apple podcasts or wherever you listen.
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    • 21 min
    How to Productively Manage a Team in Times of Crisis

    How to Productively Manage a Team in Times of Crisis

    As COVID-19 has spread, many aspects of our working lives have changed. Some of us wear masks and face-shields; some join meetings from our couches; others juggle conference calls and toddler nap times. 
    For leaders overseeing teams, there are also new challenges. As information about the virus and economic conditions change rapidly, leaders must make quick (and often painful) decisions about staffing, shutting down offices, and pivoting business plans overnight.
    Meanwhile, there are the more mundane—but still critical—day-to-day challenges of overseeing a team effectively during a global pandemic. How do you hold meetings when your team is suddenly all remote? How can you accommodate more flexible employee schedules while still meeting productivity goals? How often should you be communicating with your employees? 
    To get answers to these questions, on this week’s episode of Secrets of the Most Productive People, assistant editor Pavithra Mohan and I speak with Eric Pliner, CEO of YSC consulting. Pliner, who is an executive coach for Fortune 500 companies, also shares his thoughts on the importance of thinking long term and acting in a way that will elevate company culture beyond the immediate crisis.
    You can listen and subscribe to Secrets of the Most Productive People on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, RadioPublic, or wherever you get your podcasts.

    • 26 min

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68 Ratings

68 Ratings

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Donald Trump 🤬

Ok you just do one on Donald J Trump!! He’s not even doing anything through the PANDEMIC He does not care about us PS BEST PODCAT :)

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Better than the FC website, which seems to be leaning more toward politics, and not in a good way.

This podcast seems to stay on the topics of business and productivity instead of the seemingly 40% of Fast Company articles online that are about anti-capitalist Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity (DIE). I hope they stop with the politically correct authoritarian BS, because it’s not good for anyone’s business.

Keep Fast Company a business media outlet.

“Get woke, go broke”.

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Love this. Useful and Helpful.

A helpful podcast- especially season one. I hope they return to those topics in the upcoming season.

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