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How to Set Realistic Project Deadlines

6 hours 12 min ago
Although setting realistic deadlines is only one element of the success of a project, getting it wrong can derail the whole thing. If you set deadlines that are too tight, you risk under-delivering...

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Dov Baron on Developing Fiercely Driven Teams

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 08:00
Star players may walk out the door when scaling a business because they’ve lost something important – a sense of belonging. Why leadership must maintain those personal ties whether they’re Google or...

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What Caused the Worldwide Productivity Slowdown?

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 08:00
At a time when business productivity should logically be speeding up, why is the opposite is happening? While skimming the paper of my youth, the Washington Post, I came across the intriguing...

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My Team’s Workload Is Too High! What Should I Do?

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 08:00
When the demands on the team you lead are higher than your group realistically can get done, how can you tackle the situation without just throwing up your hands and saying “no, we can’t do all that”...

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What Are The Critical Skills For A Business Process Analyst?

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 08:00
To be really good in the Business Process Analyst role, there are key skills you must have. Most of these skills can be learned. But where do you start if your dream is to do this type of work?...

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Getting the Most Value from Your Subject Matter Experts without Burnout

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 08:00
It’s great to have subject matter experts on your team. In addition to your own team benefiting from their expertise, they may end up being highly sought by other teams too, which can raise your...

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How and When to Offer Praise to Your Team to Make the Most Impact

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 08:00
If you’re stingy with praise – or too effusive – it can derail your team’s productivity and engagement. There is an art to offering words of praise, and every leader needs to learn it. There has been...

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No More Performance Reviews: Will it Succeed or Backfire?

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 08:00
Accenture joins the ranks of those eliminating performance reviews and employee rankings. But is this the right move? In the Washington Post, Lillian Cunningham reported that management consulting...

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How to Push a Project Forward When You Don’t Have Formal Authority

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 08:00
You’re charged with getting a project completed that’s going to rely on people who you don’t have real authority over – and who of course have their own priorities and deadlines to contend with....

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How To Make Sure Process Changes Stick In Your Business

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 08:00
Making process changes in your business is a time intensive task that normally involves many people. You can’t just make a change and be done with it. Making sure those process changes stick...

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Team Productivity – What You Need to Know This Week

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 08:00
Here’s a look at three interesting stories currently in the news with ramifications for your team’s productivity. 1. Get unstuck with “guilt hour” If you find yourself feeling guilty about work...

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Lean IT in Practice: Low-Code Rapid App Development

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 07:45
  At the core of the concept of “lean IT” is eliminating waste, focusing on creating value for the end-customer (either in the business or outside), using customer demand to drive process...

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Ask the One Question That Will Keep Your Best Employees

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 08:00
Most employees are interviewed only when they’re applying for a job. But an engagement expert says many managers are missing another critical interview – the “stay” interview. Done correctly, it can...

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Bridging the Gaps Between Professional Services Automation (PSA) and Accounting

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 07:30
Next Phase Solutions and Services is an IT services company that works primarily on government contracts. Like many services companies, Next Phase uses a professional services automation (PSA) system...

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4 Leadership Principles Every Business Requires

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 08:00
There is a formula for leadership success, and it’s spelled FAST. Too often, policies, procedures, and bureaucracy can slow necessary changes to a crawl, and negatively affect a company’s bottom...

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A Manager’s Guide to Avoiding Productivity-Killing Perfectionism

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 08:00
As a manager, you want your staff to have a high bar for excellence; you of course don’t want people doing the bare minimum and hoping it’s good enough to satisfy. But not every project needs to be...

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Ann Maier’s Strategy On Improving Business Operations

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 08:00
I spoke with Ann Maier, who is the VP of Operations at the National Geographic Society. In her role, she provides strategic leadership for their development program for individual and institutional...

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How to Avoid Post-Vacation Stress Once You’re Back at Work

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 08:00
Your vacation was relaxing, but now you’re back at work and staring at a mountain of emails and work that piled up while you were away. How can you attack the chaos without undoing all the benefits...

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Citizen Development A World Away

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 07:30
Israeli innovators code, or barely code, to solve everyday problems. In the center of a region normally known for its political strife, Israeli companies are addressing core business and humanitarian...

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Data Silos from Point Solutions are Killing Operational Efficiency

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 07:00
The really good news about today’s technology is that businesses have thousands of options when it comes to apps that claim to make your business successful. But there’s a downside. You likely have...

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