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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...

“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 Pratchett, A Hat Full of …

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...

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 …

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...

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 …

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...

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 easy thing to do. Many people don’t like being in the spotlight of disagreement, …

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...

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 …

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...

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 impact on you. We face risks …

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...

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, …

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...

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 little bit of practice and a couple great tips. …

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...

“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 …

Estimated reading time: 5 minute(s)

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...

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 …

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...

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 …

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...

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, …

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...

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 …

Estimated reading time: 6 minute(s)

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...

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 …

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...

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 got the answer right here! In this blog post, we’ll tell you what you should consider before sending …

Estimated reading time: 14 minute(s)

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...

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, …

Estimated reading time: 12 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...

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 …

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...

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 stay competitive and agile. Its effects can be felt throughout the business …

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...

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 make you the lean, mean, and productive working machine …

Estimated reading time: 15 minute(s)

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...

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 …

Estimated reading time: 7 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...

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 highly desirable skill to market to potential employers. Now, workplaces …

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...

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 for success, why aren’t all ads bursting with creativity? Many of us hear the word …

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,...

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 …

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...

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 starters, you are reading this article on some kind of smart …

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...

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. …

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...

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 …

Estimated reading time: 5 minute(s)

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...

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 …

Estimated reading time: 7 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...

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 email accounts. By 2001, just about every business was making use …

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...

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. …

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...

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 …

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...

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 …

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...

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 …

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...

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 participate? Fortunately, we have an answer. …

Estimated reading time: 10 minute(s)

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,...

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 …

Estimated reading time: 8 minute(s)

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...

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 …

Estimated reading time: 8 minute(s)

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...

“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 …

Estimated reading time: 8 minute(s)

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