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How to Increase Productivity and Morale At The Same Time

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 09:00
Lots of methods managers use to increase productivity end up inadvertently lowering morale. For example, managers who discourage people from taking time off usually in the long-run end up with burned...

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Conducting A Pilot May Be The Best Bet For Project Success

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 09:00
If your project involves large scale organizational change, whether it involves software or not, conducting a pilot prior to full implementation can prevent a disaster. No matter how much planning...

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How to Fight Perfectionism and Call a Project Complete

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 09:00
If you agonize over details and find it hard to ever call a project complete, you’re probably suffering from acute perfectionism. If you miss deadlines or neglect other work because you’re spending...

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How to Fix the Biggest Mistakes in Change Management

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 09:00
Organizations often dedicate a lot of money and resources to change management, yet research shows the efforts often aren’t successful. Understanding why it happens and how to improve can lead to...

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Squirrel! 5 Fast Fixes for Handling Distractibility at Work

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 09:00
It’s one of those days. You’re sitting at your desk and staring at the computer, but you’re not thinking about work. In fact, you’re thinking about everything else but work....

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Is Everything a Crisis? How to Get Out of Fire-Fighting Mode

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 09:00
Do you feel like you rush from urgent task to urgent task at work, constantly putting out fires and never having the chance to step back to focus on the big picture? If this sounds like you, you...

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This Leading Productivity Killer is Not What You’d Expect

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 09:00
Overwork is creating a vicious cycle that results in net losses. During the recession of the late aughts, organizations laid off a ton of employees. Many of them didn’t replace these people, but the...

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How to Define A Communication Method For Project Success

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 08:30
Communication is the backbone of a successful project. Plenty of projects have failed because there wasn’t enough communication or the communication was the wrong type directed at the wrong people....

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Do You Know What Your Staff Isn’t Getting Done?

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 08:30
As a manager, you probably know to give your staff members input on how to prioritize everything that’s on their plate and to check in and see how key projects are coming. But there’s one question...

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Hire Employees with Emotional Intelligence for Bigger Profits

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 09:00
Hiring workers with emotional intelligence can provide financial rewards, as one company demonstrates with bottom-line successes in a highly competitive industry. Customers no longer just want a...

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3 Tips for Effectively Managing Creatives at Work

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 08:30
On projects where novelty and innovation are essential to the bottom line, creative professionals – designers, writers, musicians, and artists – are an integral part of success. You manage business...

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3 Things to Stop Doing to Boost Productivity On Your Team

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 09:00
All the productivity hacks in the world won’t matter if your team is operating in ways that at their core are inefficient. Here are three things to stop doing today in order to boost your team’s...

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Avoid Pains Converting a Manual to an Automated Process

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 08:30
One of the things you don’t want to do when you convert manual processes to an automated system is keep inefficiencies or redundant steps in a process, so it’s important to take your “as is”...

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Workplace Success – What You Need to Know This Week

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 09:00
Here are three stories people are talking about this week. 1. Amazon’s rules for hiring the best people Amazon has found ways to mechanize their hiring process, in order to make its processes...

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QuickBase EMPOWER2015 Keynote: Obama for America COO

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 08:30
We understand how important it is to have real-time, centralized and share-able information to make critical business decisions and to run a successful department or business. This couldn’t...

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How to Offer Criticism that Employees Will Welcome

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 08:30
Managers often hate delivering criticism, so performance problems may continue to grow. But there is a way for managers to deliver criticism that employees not only welcome, but helps them be more...

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Hiring Managers: How to Deal with Unresonable Expectations

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 08:30
Until you can hire a cyborg, you’ll have to settle for flawed humans. The 2014 Job Preparedness Indicator study conducted by the Career Advisory Board confirmed previous reports that a skills gap...

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Build a Strong Reputation – Communicate Minor Achievements

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 09:00
Build a strong reputation by making the most of minor achievements. In my seminars, I am fond of discussing the importance of perception. You could be the smartest, most talented individual your...

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Make Better Decisions By Conducting Pre-Mortems

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 08:30
Ever had a project flounder or outright fail and wished that you could have foreseen the obstacles you encountered from the start? This technique will help you do exactly that.  When you’re planning...

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How To Create A Project Communication Plan

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 08:30
A communication plan that will guide the messages to a project’s affected stakeholders is a critical part of any project. How well you communicate throughout the life cycle of your project can...

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