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Finding out what works for you

“Once you admit to yourself that you can’t manage time and that you can only manage yourself, and you accept that there is more to do than you can ever possibly do, a new strategy emerges: prioritizing.” Rory Vaden The strategies for managing your time range from basic to extreme. Some people find the Getting […]

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Time Management Tools

The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities. Stephen Covey My freshman year I learned how bad I was at time management. A few times my neighbor in the dormitory would pop in as I was starting to study, “hey want to watch a movie?” I thought sure […]

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Successfully managing your Time

Have you ever noticed some people are able to stay organized while getting a massive quantity of work accomplished, while others appear to be busy but never actually produce results? Time management is the key to becoming a successful entrepreneur. Clay Clark My son has issues managing his time to complete his homework. Like many […]

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5 tips for collaborative teams

When it all boils down, it’s about embracing each others’ stories and maybe even finding that synergy to collaborate for the common good. Dhani Jones Some things we don’t know until we see it. Explaining what makes a great collaborative team can be hard for some. Depending on your groups and teams you have been […]

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Sharpening your collaboration skills

Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved. Mattie Stepanek Collaboration can be a skill many people neglect. Although many teams need to improve on it. Great team players know how to do this well. They don’t always need the spotlight and can celebrate their teammate’s accomplishments as well […]

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Secrets to excellent communication

We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak. Epictetus We all have struggled with communication. In our friendships and family relationships, we try to influence others but fall short. It is important as we learn to communicate to understand what others hear when we speak. […]

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Great Communicators Start Here

The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said. Peter Drucker Working with technology for over fifteen years I find too many people jumping on the next technology before they have mastered the most basic skill. Communication. It causes more problems than StackOverflow or Wi-Fi issues. Listening A few years ago I thought I […]

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Engaging remote employees

Employee engagement has become a major focus for many organizations. According to Wikipedia “Employee engagement is a property of the relationship between an organization and its employees. An “engaged employee” is defined as one who is fully absorbed by and enthusiastic about their work and so takes positive action to further the organization’s reputation and […]

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Starting a new job

Today is your first day at your new job. Perhaps you’re a bit nervous but, you did well in the interviews and they asked you to come on board. I am a person who likes new things so I relish in the opportunity. Here are a few tips to approach that first day even if […]

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Interview follow up

You just aced that interview for your dream job. I know you think you have it wrapped up but, don’t skip the last part in the process. We need to do a little follow-up after an interview. It is important to keep the fact in everyone’s mind the value you bring to the table. I […]

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