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Most Valuable Advice From “The Top Project Managers”

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 08:00
Recently, The Fast Track blog released our “Top 14 Project Managers to Follow on Twitter” list. In order to learn how to be a better project manager, I spoke to six of the fourteen...

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When Your Former Peer Becomes Your Manager

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 08:00
One day you’re working happily together as coworkers, and the next day your peer has been promoted and is now your manager. How do you adjust to the change? When a peer becomes your manager, the...

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How to Complete a Special Project During Your Day Job

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 08:05
Special projects are just that—not a part of your daily activities that require your input and attention. They can be great fun. They can raise your profile both in and out of the office. They...

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Bank of America – How to Get More Women Into IT Leadership

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 07:30
Research shows there are “unconscious biases” against women in the tech industry. Employers like Bank of America are proactively combatting such problems and working to move more women into tech...

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Peter Shankman Says Company Loyalty Isn’t Dead

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 08:00
The post-recession business world has revealed a kinder, gentler business world in which better treatment of customers and employees will positively impact your bottom line. During the corporate...

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5 Ways to Get Your Boss to Trust You More

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 08:00
How much does your boss trust you? Does she take you at your word, value your opinion, and have faith in your work quality? Or have you noticed that she’s more likely to be skeptical that you’re...

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How to Grow Your Emotional Intelligence

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 07:30
I spoke to Steve Gutzler, who is the President of Leadership Quest, a Seattle based Leadership Development company. Steve is a dynamic, highly sought after speaker who has delivered over 2500...

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Workplace Success – What You Need to Know this Week

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 08:00
Here are three stories people are talking about this week. 1. Information overload is raising costs and lowering productivity Information overload — including having smartphones and other...

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How Managers Can Still Coach When Short on Time

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 08:00
Coaching is supposed to be part of any manager’s job. But who has time? If done correctly, however, coaching can not only be efficient, but beneficial to you and your team.  “If you don’t...

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The QuickBase Learning Content Management App

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 14:09
One of the challenges facing organizations today is how to get a team on the same page in rolling out a project, especially if some members are in far-flung locations, working in different time zones...

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Study: Why We’re So Wrong About How Others See Us at Work

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 08:00
While we may believe that we seem to strike the right balance in our dealings with others at work, a new study suggests that we’re often off base when it comes to judging how others see us. Why...

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How to Lose Your New Employee in 10 Days

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 08:00
You’ve just made a promising new hire. But when she shows up to start work, all that effort that you put into recruiting the right person can go up in a puff of smoke when her first weeks aren’t well...

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The Process to Take Your Business Global

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 07:30
Global growth can be a daunting exercise, but also rewarding. Regardless of how you plan to take your business overseas, through offshore manufacturing, exports or outsourcing, you need to have a...

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A Manager’s Guide to Managing Conflict at Work

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 08:00
If you’re a manager, then you will at some point have to deal with conflicts. Some of these conflicts could be major and others could pass over time. One of the most important qualities that...

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How to Raise Your Influence at Work

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 08:00
When you want to raise your influence at work — with your manager, leaders at other divisions, and employees in other functional areas — what are the most important things for you to do?...

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Do You Need a Virtual Assistant?

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 08:00
Back in Dan Draper’s day, there were plenty of assistants to take over the administrative tasks that cropped up. But the days of “Mad Men” are long gone, and many of us are paying the price for...

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Scott Stratten: Tread This Fine Line for Better Customer Service

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 08:00
Good customer service is all about the happy medium, and the right interpersonal skills will help you determine where that is. Along with his partner Alison Kramer, president of UnMarketing Scott...

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How to Gain Respect as the New Boss

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 08:00
Walking into an existing team as the new manager is tough. People are often wary of a new manager and will be scrutinizing your every word and action, as they try to figure out what to expect from...

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Are You Collecting Customer Feedback the Right Way?

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 07:30
If your customers aren’t telling you what you really need to hear, it might be your fault. When it comes to feedback, it’s about the “how” as much as the “what.” Collecting, managing, and leveraging...

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Leading Productivity Experts Join Forces – Online Round Table Recap

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 15:17
What do you get when you bring three of the world’s leading productivity experts together for a free online round table discussion? Incredible return on your time investment. Webinar host,...

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