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Make a Team More Productive and Motivated in 5 Minutes

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 08:00
Managers often have the best of intentions when it comes to motivating their teams or revamping unproductive processes, but then run out of time and energy. But what if those changes could be done...

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6 Ways to Give Your Flagging Product a Boost

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 08:00
We can’t all be market leaders, but there’s nothing stopping us from employing certain smart techniques to bring us closer. My six-year-old son said to me the other day: “Mommy, I want to be the...

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4 Keys to Building A Team That Delivers Results

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 08:00
You’ve heard it plenty of times – as a manager, you’re only as successful as your people. But when your success relies on other people, how do you put together a dream team that will get you great...

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

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 08:00
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

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 07:30
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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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