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Mindfulness Books

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9 Mindfulness Books for Project Managers: Becoming Hyper Focused & Effective.

Mindfulness, it’s a word that’s been cropping up more and more lately. You see it on bumper stickers, in self-help books, and even in the business section of your local bookstore. Mindfulness is about being present in the moment and being aware of your thoughts, feelings, and sensations. It’s about living in the present instead …

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Max 9min read

Tech Stack

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How to Choose the Best Tech Stack (Even if You Don’t Know What That Is)

Do you have a fabulous idea for an app, but find yourself overwhelmed thinking about putting all the pieces together? Or maybe your company’s blog is hopelessly outdated, and not converting leads, yet all the alternatives seem too complicated to take on. Everyone becomes flummoxed by technology at times. There’s so many options, and constant …

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Max 8min read

Emotional Intelligence

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Emotional Intelligence in Project Management: Why it matters.

You know that there are a million things that can go wrong during a project, and mismanaged emotions are frequently at the core of many of them. Emotional upheaval can quickly undo even the most carefully laid plans when employees or customers are unable to meet deadlines or are dissatisfied with the ultimate product. To …

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Max 6min read

How to improve written communication skills at work

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How to Improve Your Written Communication Skills at Work

Now, more than ever, the bulk of our personal and professional communication is happening through a screen rather than in person. Whether it is an email or instant message, it is important that we effectively communicate our messages. Challenges of Written Communication There was a day when you met regularly and in-person with your team. …

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Max 5min read

Increase Participation in Meetings

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How to Increase Participation in Meetings – A Guide For Managers & Leaders

While this isn’t a new problem, it does appear to be one that’s gathering a head of steam. More than ever before, employees are reluctant to participate at meetings. This can be from a place of fear, uncertainty, disinterest, and many others. In this post, we’re going to share a host of ways to better …

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Dynamic Pricing Algorithms

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Maximizing Profits: Why Dynamic Pricing Algorithms Are Here To Stay

Well-implemented dynamic pricing algorithms have the potential to increase your profits by double-figure percentages. The bigger the company and the more products, the bigger the impact. Recent technological advances have made dynamic pricing more accessible and, therefore, more widely deployed than ever before. But it’s not without risks. As much as these strategies can boost …

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Max 9min read

How to Keep Meetings On Track

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Meetings Getting Derailed? Here’s How to Keep Things on Track

Today’s meetings are frequent, lengthy, and keeping things on track can be hard for anyone to manage. Meetings are key to progress, whether you’re trying to impress a client and win a contract or plan for your business’s future. Without them, decisions don’t get made and viewpoints aren’t heard. Have you ever been in a …

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How to Disagree with Your Boss Constructively

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Here’s How You Can Disagree with Your Boss Constructively

In most workplaces, disagreeing with your superior always comes with an element of risk or fear. More importantly, doing it in a constructive and non-condescending way can be pretty complicated. However, despite these challenges, learning to stand your ground and disagree in a respectful manner is an extremely valuable asset we should all master. In …

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Max 6min read

How to be assertive at work

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A Simple Guide to Assertiveness in the Workplace

None of us likes to be unheard or dismissed at work—to have our views undermined and brushed off. Unfortunately, that’s the case for lots of people in the modern workplace. On the bright side, changing the way your colleagues treat you isn’t really that complicated—a little assertiveness will definitely improve things. Learning to stand up …

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Max 10min read

How to overcome resistance to change in organizations

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10 Strategies to Overcome Resistance to Change in an Organization

In the Greek myth “Sisyphus,” the crafty and power-hungry Sisyphus tries to cheat death and life forever. In retaliation, Zeus curses him with the punishment of eternally pushing an immense boulder to the top of a hill, only to have it roll all the way back to the bottom, where he resumes the exhausting task …

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Max 13min read

MoSCoW Prioritization Method

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How to Use the MoSCoW Prioritization Method in Agile Project Management

If a genie granted you one wish, what would you ask for? To retire at 40? A second home in Hawaii? What if he granted you three wishes? Since this is just fantasy, let’s go ahead and dream really big…..imagine you had ten! Chances are, with ten wishes, you’d be tied up in knots, flummoxed, …

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Dealing with office gossip

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The Truth About Trash Talk: How to Deal With Gossip in the Workplace

“Pst! He isn’t paying his child support!” “Pst! Did you hear what happened last week? This project’s getting scrapped.” “Pst! They’ve been together a lot lately. That can only mean one thing…” Wink, wink. It’s easy to spot workplace gossip. People speaking in hushed tones at the end of the hallway, or ending conversations abruptly …

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Advantages And Disadvantages Of Fast Tracking

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Advantages And Disadvantages Of Fast Tracking. Is It Right For Your Next Project?

As project demands increase, fast-tracking strategies have become a highly desirable addition to project management teams. We’ve all felt the pressure of a project falling behind schedule and scrambling to get it back on track. However, it’s important to know the advantages and disadvantages of fast-tracking in project management before you decide if this strategy …

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SMART goals for email marketing

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SMART Goals For Email Marketing With 10 Actionable Examples!

Email marketing is at the heart of business growth because connectivity is now the largest driving force for many company’s success, whether it be online sales, podcast listeners, or masterclass participants! This has created a high demand for precise and achievable email campaign goals to keep your audience up-to-date and engaged with your offerings. Creating …

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Collaboration tools to improve team communication

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Using Collaboration Tools to Transform Communication Within Your Teams

Communication is the bedrock of successful teamwork. However, it’s not as straightforward as giving employees instant messaging tools or scheduling lots of tasks on a pretty Kanban board. Communication is a culture as much as an action. We all know this from experience. The teams with the best communication almost always get the best results, …

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Be Part of the Solution, Not the Problem

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In a Tangle? How to Be the Solution, Not the Problem

Do you have those friends who can’t seem to go anywhere without complaining? They’re aghast by the sauciness of a waitress, the carelessness of a driver, the incompetence of the lady at the salon. And they’re always receiving freebies and coupons on account of the treatment they’ve had to endure. But let’s be honest. It …

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Marketing Strategy Steps

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6 Ways To Immediately Build & Improve Your Marketing Strategies: Make Sure The Work Your Team Is Doing Aligns With Strategies For Overall Effectiveness.

It’s easy to fall into a marketing rut. Especially if your company is doing well and you’re not seeing the desired results from your efforts. You might be tempted to blame the algorithm changes on social media, or the saturation of your industry. But more often than not, it’s simply that your marketing strategies need …

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How to Deal with Conflicting Priorities

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When it’s All on the Front Burner: How to Deal With Conflicting Priorities

Do you remember those ball cages they used to have on the playgrounds at fast food franchises? You’d jump into a pool of colorful plastic balls, then sink helplessly until nothing but your arms and legs showed above the surface. Navigating conflicting priorities feels a little like one of those pools. It’s a sinking sensation, …

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Max 12min read

Mindfulness in Sales

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Mindfulness in Sales: Skyrocket Your Career and Protect Your Health

Sales has always been a demanding job. Success requires a unique blend of resilience, constant motivation and charming personality. While currently underutilized, one of the most powerful tools at any salesperson’s disposal—for helping them achieve more success with a more sustainable work life—is mindfulness. Great salespeople have to engage with their own emotions on a …

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Time Management

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Why Time Management Is Considered a Soft Skill That Can Change Your Career Trajectory For The Better

Practicing good time management is one the most important soft skills that you can have in the workplace. It ensures increased productivity, high-quality work, improved confidence in one’s ability to do the job efficiently, and on-time delivery of time-sensitive assignments. Ultimately, you can meet your professional (and personal) goals and achieve worthwhile success when you …

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Max 7min read

How to spark creativity

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How to Spark Creativity: A Guide to Unleashing Your Creativity at Work

Many of us have this notion that creativity is all about adopting a Zen state of mind. Oscillate your mind in synchronization with the universe and brilliant ideas will spontaneously appear in your brain. And sometimes that happens! But usually…well, there are simpler and more effective ways to spark creativity. Creativity is how our brain …

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Benefits of procrastination

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Purposeful Delay: The Art of Procrastination and How You Can Benefit From It

Everyone knows a procrastinator… or maybe you are the procrastinator that everyone knows. Merriam-Webster defines procrastination as intentionally putting off doing something that should and can be done. The key to procrastination is that you have the means to do the task but you are intentionally choosing to delay for a number of possible reasons. …

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Mindfulness throughout the day

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How to Practice Mindfulness Throughout Your Workday

Mindfulness is a very elusive concept—some people say that practicing it’s more complicated than it appears, more experienced meditators say it’s much easier than people think. The beauty of investing time in mindfulness exercises is that you’ll benefit significantly from them, even if it’s your first time meditating. People get really worked up during office …

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Indirect conflict management

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How To Successfully Implement Indirect Conflict Management Strategies That Effectively Resolve Disruptions In The Workplace

When you work with a team from different backgrounds and experiences, interpersonal issues are unavoidable and may require an indirect conflict management strategy to find a resolution before the issue completely disrupts the group’s morale and efficiency. Whether the employees try to take a more direct approach and resolve their communication problems on their own …

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Avoid miscommunication at work

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10 Steps on How to Avoid Miscommunication at Work

Miscommunication. According to The Oxford English Dictionary, miscommunication is: “A failure to make information or your ideas and feelings clear to somebody, or to understand what somebody says to you.” And it’s everywhere. It’s in the “he said, she said” of relationships. In consumer relations. In work teams. We don’t even need dialogue to miscommunicate. …

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imposter syndrome at work

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7 Things to Quickly Overcome the Imposter Syndrome

Have you ever felt like you don’t really deserve your achievements? Or maybe that you just got lucky to be in the position you’re in today? Oh, here’s another one—perhaps you’re afraid that your colleagues will find out that you’re an imposter enjoying the benefits of an unfairly earned role? These are common signs of …

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Flow State

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How To Induce Flow State For Heightened Performance

Flow State can also be described as this feeling of deep concentration and high productivity being “in the zone.” You’re beyond distraction, riding a wave of steady creativity, and pouring your whole mind and body into the task before you. You’re beyond the perception of time — completely absorbed in your task, blocking out all …

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Max 9min read

Graphic Designing

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11 Websites To Find Incredible Graphic Designers and How to Hire Them

You need a graphic designer for just about everything. Branding, marketing, and communications all need designs to connect with customers. Depending on the size and scope of your projects, you may need new designs made regularly so it’s crucial to know how to find great designers. A graphic designer needs to understand your brand strategy …

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Hiring Virtual Assistant Philippines

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How a Virtual Assistant From the Philippines Gives You the Lifestyle You Crave

Working for yourself has a lot of allure. Setting your own schedule means you can start the day at 10 am without worrying about a punitive boss, or, on a whim, shut down the computer and hit the fairway for the afternoon. Right? Well, for many, unfortunately, this isn’t exactly the case. The to-do list …

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Max 8min read

Social Loafing

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Tired of Slackers at Work? The Secrets Behind Social Loafing: and What to Do About it

Have you ever shown up to a potluck with a liter of soda and a bag of chips, then helped yourself to a plateful of baby back ribs? Or participated in a book group discussion without having read the book? If we’re honest, we do things like this every day. These are examples of a …

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Limiting Beliefs

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How Limiting Beliefs Are Holding You Back (And What You Can Do To Change Them!)

“Life has no limitations, except the ones you make” – Les Brown Self-limiting beliefs and negative thought patterns are interrupting your day and hijacking your mind more often than you’d like to believe… A recent study by Queen’s University in Kingston Ontario has led researchers to estimate that each person experiences an average of 6200 …

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