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The Top Project Managers – The Skills PM’s Need to Succeed

The QuickBase Blog - 3 hours 31 min ago
For the fifth post in this series where I talk to the “Top Project Managers to Follow on Twitter“, I asked each of them about the skills that all project managers need in order to be...

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Spreadsheet Horror Stories

The QuickBase Blog - 4 hours 1 min ago
Can a single spreadsheet mistake in one cell add up to millions of dollars, a fired CEO, and other calamities? Sadly, yes. These and other tales of woe come from several sources that have a bit of...

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Workplace Success – What You Need to Know this Week

The QuickBase Blog - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 08:00
Here are three stories people are talking about this week. 1. Is the 40-hour work week dead? Technology was supposed to make our work lives run more efficiently, but as anyone who’s ever been...

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When Teams Collide: How to Merge Two Teams into One

The QuickBase Blog - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 08:00
Your company has decided to merge departments, each with multiple teams and different processes, competing products, or dissimilar cultures. In other words, before breakfast you’ve become the proud...

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Why Playing Dumb Can Be a Smart Career Strategy

The QuickBase Blog - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 07:30
Think back to the dozens of conversations you have had over the last 24 hours. Did anyone say anything dumb? Well, yeah, you may think. Now, think about how you responded. Did you jump in to correct...

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Mari Smith – Is Facebook Still Relevant for Business?

The QuickBase Blog - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 08:35
With millions of teens shifting their attention away from Facebook to other forms of social media, the question in everyone’s mind is: is Mark Zuckerberg’s brainchild still relevant for business? I...

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How to Make Performance Evaluations Useful to Your Team

The QuickBase Blog - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 07:30
There’s a reason so many people have come to dread performance evaluations: They’re often handled as an obligatory bureaucratic exercise that takes up far more time than they’re worth – if they have...

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The “Top Project Managers” – How the Cloud is Changing PM

The QuickBase Blog - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 08:00
For the fourth post in this series, where I talk to the “Top Project Managers to Follow on Twitter“, I asked each of them to tell me about their views on cloud-based technologies and how...

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Penelope Trunk on How to Stand Out at Work As a Woman

The QuickBase Blog - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 07:30
I spoke to Penelope Trunk, the influential and often controversial serial entrepreneur, about how women can stand out at work and what their priorities are. Trunk is also the founder of Quistic, her...

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How to Keep Other Teams from Being Your Team’s Roadblock

The QuickBase Blog - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 08:00
If you’re working with other teams outside your own who are not involved in your daily meetings (or Agile standups), they’re not always on the same page as you regarding priorities...

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Switch from Microsoft Access Drives $120,000 in New Revenue

The QuickBase Blog - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 13:58
Based in Valdosta, Georgia, Taylor Insurance Services (TIS) is a family-owned employee benefits and financial services firm with a focus on client service. With more than 85,000 policies to manage...

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Tips for Staying Productive When Traveling on Business

The QuickBase Blog - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 08:00
Traveling for business is often frustrating and exhausting, but you still have to get work done or face an avalanche of tasks when you return to the office. But by being a bit savvier about how you...

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4 Steps to Keep Your Project in Scope

The QuickBase Blog - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 08:00
Your project is underway, and one of your stakeholders decides to change things up. How do you prevent the situation from spiraling out of control? The key is to manage it from the very beginning....

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Small Business Drives 99% Efficiency in Lead Management

The QuickBase Blog - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 08:57
Physical therapy practices live or die on their ability to convert referrals into patients. PRO-PT, a multi-site physical therapy group in California, has reached an incredible 99% conversion rate...

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10 Things You Wish People Would Stop Doing at Work

The QuickBase Blog - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 08:00
You’ve probably had your share of mild frustrations with coworkers – the guy who takes all his calls on speaker phone, the woman who monopolizes meetings and makes them take twice as long as...

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The “Top Project Managers’” Approach to Managing a Project

The QuickBase Blog - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 08:00
For the third post in this series, I talk to the project managers who made up the “Top 14 Project Managers to Follow on Twitter” List about what has been their own approach to managing a project with...

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Decision Matrix – Make the Best Business Decisions Possible

The QuickBase Blog - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 07:30
Your ability to map and solve complicated, multi-faceted problems is why they pay you the Big Bucks. But you needn’t lie awake at night chewing on the grisly issues. Here’s a painless way...

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How to Know a Remote Worker is Disengaged and the Cure

The QuickBase Blog - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 08:00
When you’re managing remote employees, it can take longer to realize when there’s a problem than with employees who you see every day. Here are three signs that a remote worker has become disengaged,...

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5 Critical Tips When Delivering Bad News to the Boss

The QuickBase Blog - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 08:00
Giving the boss bad news is never fun.  But it’s a fact of life that things will go wrong sometime, so how do you impart bad tidings to a higher up without having it impact your career?  (Hint: It...

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How Leaders Can Reach Their Full Potential – with Kevin Eikenberry

The QuickBase Blog - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 08:00
I spoke to Kevin Eikenberry about how leaders can reach their full potential, how they can get ahead without isolating their team, and how a leader’s ego can get in the way of their success....

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