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A Closer Look: How General Mills’ Leadership Embraces Mindfulness

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 08:00
Leaders often rush from meeting to meeting, eating lunch on the run and writing emails until 2 a.m. Such behavior is not only unhealthy for them, but can lead to poorer leadership that hurts a...

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The Top 14 Project Managers to Follow on Twitter

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 07:30
Twitter is a haven for active online conversation around project management and managing projects, but you have to follow the right kinds of accounts — and thus interact with the right people — if...

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Talent vs. Skill: Which is More Important in Your Job?

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 08:00
Professional jobs usually involve skills that can be learned by the majority of people. Talent, on the other hand, tends to be irrelevant. I recently got an inquiry from the brilliant Bret...

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How to Get Your Boss to Read Your Emails – and Act On Them

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 08:00
If you ever feel like your emails to your boss disappear into the ether, never to be read or acted upon, keep reading. If your boss is like most managers, she gets a ton of email and has very little...

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Why Micromanaging Can Be a Good Thing

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 08:00
Micromanaging has definitely been seen as blight on management, but there are times when micromanagement actually makes sense. To distinguish quote, unquote, “healthy micromanaging” from...

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5 Business Lessons to Learn from Mario and Donkey Kong

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 15:30
As of July 9, it’s been 23 years since Mario and the bellicose King Kong clone appeared in gaming arcades and then spread to our home consoles like kudzu. Since Donkey Kong (the first Mario...

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How Do I Keep Track of the Work I’ve Delegated?

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 08:00
When you’re managing a busy team, you’re probably doing a lot of delegating – of big projects as well as small details. In an ideal world, you’d be able to rely on your team members to circle back to...

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How Your Decision Making Skills Can Make or Break You

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 08:00
The way you make decisions determines your career trajectory, and if you want to rise high, you must aim for a leader-like style. I always thought of myself as a decisive person. But after reading...

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How Managers Can Enhance Nonverbal Cues for Virtual Teams

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 07:30
Science shows that most of our communication is unconscious, and the implications for leadership is profound. If leaders want to increase their influence and ensure that their teams are engaged and...

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Best Fourth of July Fireworks Vantage Points

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 08:00
As the United States gears up for another dazzling display of independence from sea to shining sea this Fourth of July, we thought it would be fun to share with you some of the best vantage points to...

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7 Etiquette Rules for the Company Summer Outing

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 08:00
The office picnic, also known as the company summer outing, is a great time to bond with colleagues and socialize with the boss, but not understanding the etiquette around such an event can be a...

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How to Fend Off Nosy Coworkers

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 07:30
Unless you work alone for your whole career, you’re likely to run into nosy coworkers who want more information about your private life than you’re comfortable sharing. If you read last month’s post...

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10 Tips For Handling Change in the Workplace

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 08:00
One of the attributes all employees need to have is being able to adapt to change. In this current economy, everyone is moving around from one company or group to the next. We’ve accepted that...

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How to Delegate When Your Team Is Already Overloaded

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 08:00
What do you do when you have an important new project that you’d like to delegate to a staff member, but your entire team is swamped? If you go ahead and dump it on them anyway, in the hopes that...

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Tips for Dealing With a Passive Aggressive Personality at Work

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 08:00
If you’re being driven nuts by someone at work who sulks, procrastinates and writes you snarky emails, it could be that you’re dealing with a passive-aggressive personality type. The only thing that...

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The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Project Management

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 07:30
I’m an ENTP — what are you? If you’re familiar with the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality assessment, you know exactly what I mean, and you’re likely to respond with “I’m an INFJ” or one...

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Why You Should Be a Craftsman at Work

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 08:00
I recently spoke to Jon Gordon, who is the author of The Carpenter: A Story About the Greatest Success Strategies of All. Gordon’s best-selling books and talks have inspired readers and...

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Tales of Office Busybodies – Your Nosiest Coworkers

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 07:30
Most office have at least one nosy coworker – that person who asks inappropriate questions about your personal life, constantly comments on what you eat, or tries to find out what every closed-door...

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If You’re Trying to Sell, You’re Not Doing Your Job

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 07:30
The most effective way to get anything from anyone is to figure out what that person needs and how to be useful in helping them get it. When I took the Dale Carnegie class many moons ago, I remember...

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How to Become an Entrepreneur at Work – with Chris Brogan

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 08:00
I spoke to Chris Brogan, who is one of the most well-known, and brightest minds, in the social media world. He is the author of the new book, The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth: Entrepreneurship for...

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