Andi Bess

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11 Things You Can Do To Increase Employee Productivity

Increase your employee productivity immediately!<p>According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Americans spend 8.8 hours a day in the workplace. That …

26 Time Management Hacks I Wish I'd Known At 20

Etienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant, distilled the lessons he wishes he'd known when he was starting into a presentation posted to SlideShare. With his permission we're posting it here.

How To Impress Your Boss

When I was a university student who fervently anticipated what we all called “the real world,” I devoured plenty of articles that dished out advice …

The #1 Career Mistake Capable People Make

I recently reviewed a resume for a colleague who was trying to define a clearer career strategy. She has terrific experience. And yet, as I looked …

19 Hard Things You Need To Do To Be Successful

You have to do the hard things. The things that no one else is doing. The things that scare you. The things that make you wonder how much longer you can hold on.<p>Those are the things that define you. Those are the things that make the difference between living a life of mediocrity or outrageous …

Eliminate These 8 Things From Your Day

Every day, make the commitment not to:<p><b>1. Check my phone while I'm talking to someone.</b><p>You've done it. You've played the, "Is that your phone? Oh, it must be mine," game. You've tried the you-think-sly-but-actually-really-obvious downwards glance. You've done the, "Wait, let me answer this text..." …

How To Resolve Common Problems At Work

There’s an art in how to resolve problems at work without creating more problems. If you’re in the 70-something percentile of people who are …

The Ultimate Guide To Researching A Company Pre-Interview

You know that weird feeling between excitement and dread that accompanies an invitation to interview? It’s especially strong when you know next to nothing about your potential workplace.<p>But, even if the first time you’ve ever heard of the company you’re interviewing with was the day you sent in …

5 Tips For Getting Busy Coworkers To Read Your Emails

And because every minute counts in the office, nobody wants to waste their time reading unnecessary emails.<p>That's precisely why you should think twice before you bombard your coworkers with email blasts.<p>Yet, if it's <i>absolutely necessary</i> that you get the attention of all your busy colleagues, a …

How To Answer The Question 'What Was Your Last Salary?'

You have to be prepared to talk about salary on a job interview, even before you talk to people in person. There’s a good chance they’ll ask you about your salary history in the very first piece of correspondence you receive once you’ve submitted a resume in response to a job posting.<p>A lot of job …

How Successful People Seriously Get Things Done

Got a workload that just won’t quit? Feeling buried under deadlines and meetings? It’s probably time to dole out some of your work. But don’t think …

Top Secret! 20 Extraordinary Answers To Tricky Interview Questions

Interview questions can be pretty tough. Employers know if an employee is qualified to do the work before they walk into the interview. The real …

Improve Team Performance with One-on-One Meetings

One of my clients recently explained to me that her team was often behind on important deadlines. As a result, her office was engaged in a constant …

Influential Leaders Ask These 6 Questions | Inc.com

The key to being a powerful leader isn't giving orders -- it's extending your influence. And one important way to do that is by spreading and soliciting new ideas.<p>As an influential leader, you are a conduit of ideas. Some are your own, while others are from your team. Some are well-baked concepts …

5 Signs It's Time to Fire Your Mentor

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I remember the evening my wife broke the bad news to me. The conversation had been spinning out of control -- I just hadn't seen it. I desperately wanted things to be different. I wanted to believe that what I was experiencing wasn't …

How to Give Constructive Criticism: 6 Helpful Tips

This article is available for download as a free ebook. Click on the button to join my free newsletter and download the ebook.<p>“People seldom refuse …