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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...

Estimated reading time: 6 minute(s)

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...

Estimated reading time: 5 minute(s)

Management Review Meeting

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How To Plan, Organize, & Run a Management Review Meeting

Are you preparing to run a management review meeting? If so, it’s important to know what’s involved and how to make the most of it. In this post, we’ll walk you through the basics of planning, organizing, and running a management review...

Estimated reading time: 5 minute(s)

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...

Estimated reading time: 8 minute(s)

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...

Estimated reading time: 9 minute(s)

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,...

Estimated reading time: 8 minute(s)

Secondments

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Why Are Secondments Important? Some Key Advantages and Disadvantages

“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” ~ Terry...

Estimated reading time: 8 minute(s)

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...

Estimated reading time: 6 minute(s)

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...

Estimated reading time: 10 minute(s)

Speaking up at work

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Why You Should Start Speaking Up at Work ASAP

Most of us have found ourselves in this odd situation where we strongly disagree with a colleague’s statement, but when it comes to speaking up—we just sit there. Giving your honest opinion and defending your boundaries at work isn’t exactly an...

Estimated reading time: 7 minute(s)

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...

Estimated reading time: 13 minute(s)

Mitigating Controls

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A Stitch in Time: How to Use Mitigating Controls in Project Planning

Do you keep an umbrella in the back seat of your car? That is such an awesome fix for those times when you pull into a parking lot just as it starts to pour. But an umbrella certainly doesn’t stop rain from falling (if only!). It simply lessens its...

Estimated reading time: 4 minute(s)

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...

Estimated reading time: 7 minute(s)

Best way to track meeting notes

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Take Meeting Notes That Are Actually Useful

Just when you thought that your note taking days were over when you finished school, you enter the real world and realize that note taking is a critical and important skill in the workplace. Like any skill, you can become a better note taker with a...

Estimated reading time: 12 minute(s)

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...

Estimated reading time: 5 minute(s)

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...

Estimated reading time: 8 minute(s)

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...

Estimated reading time: 6 minute(s)

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...

Estimated reading time: 6 minute(s)

Best way to send money to India

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13 Best Ways to Send Money to India

More and more businesses are turning to India to supplement their workforce. However, once they overcome the challenge of finding remote workers, they’re confronted with a new obstacle–how exactly do you send money to India? Fortunately, we’ve...

Estimated reading time: 14 minute(s)

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...

Estimated reading time: 10 minute(s)

Paperless process management

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8 Steps to Go Paperless in the Workplace Today

The allure of creating a paperless environment in the workplace is too hard to resist. Relying on paper is outdated and has a negative impact on operations as well as contributing to deforestation and global warming. Companies need to adapt to digital to...

Estimated reading time: 7 minute(s)

Daily Productivity Checklist

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How to be Productive: The Ultimate Daily Checklist

Yes, we get it—you’re not lazy…You’re just phlegmatically innovative! It’s just like when I had a long stick beneath the bed to turn off the light so as to not have to stand up. Or maybe it was just me? Anyway, being a couch potato won’t...

Estimated reading time: 15 minute(s)

Mindfulness or Multitasking

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Mindfulness Or Multitasking: Which One Is Better?

The corporate world is changing in response to the new sets of values held by the current generations making up our workforce. We once prided ourselves on our ability to multitask, and took it as a sign of higher thinking, with many considering it a...

Estimated reading time: 8 minute(s)

The role of creativity in advertising

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The Essential Role of Creativity in Advertising

Conventional wisdom says that creativity is a key driver of successful advertising; that capturing the attention and imagination of the people is the most effective way to drum up engagement and sales—but is that true? And if it’s so important...

Estimated reading time: 7 minute(s)

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,...

Estimated reading time: 7 minute(s)

Ways to practice gratitude

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10 Simple Ways to Start Practicing Gratitude

After the last 2 years, it’s understandable that people are struggling to practice gratitude or even find things to be grateful for. It seems like the world is on fire but there are ways to initiate the process of making space for gratitude. For...

Estimated reading time: 9 minute(s)

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...

Estimated reading time: 8 minute(s)

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...

Estimated reading time: 5 minute(s)

Getting to inbox zero

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10 Tips To Achieve Inbox Zero

On any given day, there are over 300 BILLION emails sent. Some days, you feel like half of them are sitting (unopened) in your inbox… Emails became a popular method of professional communication in 1996 and, within a year, about 10 million people had...

Estimated reading time: 9 minute(s)

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...

Estimated reading time: 8 minute(s)

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...

Estimated reading time: 7 minute(s)

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...

Estimated reading time: 9 minute(s)

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...

Estimated reading time: 11 minute(s)

Virtual Meetings

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15 Tips to Skyrocket Meeting Participation

We all know how hard it is to run an engaging meeting. To many of us, this seems like a strenuous task. Where do you even start? Do you have to behave differently? And what about your colleagues that are on the shyer side—how do you motivate them to...

Estimated reading time: 10 minute(s)

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