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How Much Time Should You Spend with Your Manager a Week?

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 08:00
There is a “sweet spot” when it comes to spending the right number of hours per week with your boss. Spend too much time and you feel nitpicked, while spending too little time can deplete your...

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Why the Pen is Mightier than the Laptop

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 07:30
You may take notes faster on your laptop, but new research suggests you will be better served by grabbing a pen and paper. Oh, and go ahead and doodle while you’re at it. You’ll be glad you did.  The...

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Managing Too Many Cloud-Based Apps? You’re Not Alone

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 07:00
According to a new study by Osterman Research, the average SMB uses 14.3 different cloud-based apps, with each employee using 5.5 apps. While the efficiency of using cloud-based business applications...

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How to Leave Work Behind When You Hit the Beach

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 07:00
Prepare now so that you can unplug when you’re away. If you’re looking forward to a vacation this summer, are you confident that you’ll be able to truly disconnect from work while you’re gone – or...

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Avoid the 4 BYOD Danger Zones

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 06:30
Employees are bringing their own devices to work in record numbers. Are you doing the right things to protect your infrastructure? As tablets and wearable devices become more prolific, it looks like...

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How to Turn Adversaries into Allies at Work – Interview with Bob Burg

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 08:00
I spoke to Bob Burg about building strong relationships in the workplace. His latest book is called Adversaries Into Allies (Portfolio, 2013) and he’s a well known speaker, writer and consultant....

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Workplace Success – What You Need to Know this Week

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 08:00
Here are three stories people are talking about this week. 1. Your work-life balance probably depends on your boss’s You’re far more likely to have a good work-life balance if your boss does too,...

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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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