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Sending a Thank-You Note: Here's When Exceptional Leaders Always Do It

It's not just when a worker meets a measurable objective for you that thank-you notes are appropriate.<p>Thank-you notes go a long way toward strengthening business relationships, particularly between business leaders and lower-level workers. Subsequently, good managers and executives make it a point …

Leadership

“Personal kanban”: a life-changing time-management system that explodes the myth of multitasking

Multitasking is probably the single most overrated skill in modern life. It drains your brain of oxygenated glucose that could be put toward paying more focused attention, makes it difficult for a person to switch between tasks, and is generally an illusion anyway. Only 3% of the population are …

Time Management

With a Single Tweet, Elon Musk Just Gave a Master Class in Effective Leadership

Last week, SpaceX made history. Then Elon Musk showed us what great communication looks like.<p>Last week, SpaceX successfully launched and recovered its first recycled rocket, Falcon 9. As CNN reported, this is "the first time in the history of spaceflight that the same rocket has been used on two …

A System For Email Productivity

How to regularly get to “inbox zero”…<p>All of your emails can fit into one of the following 7 categories…<p><b>No need to reply, and not important to read.</b> …

7 Powerful Ways to Turn Every Failure Into Success

How much you learn when you fail determines how far you go in creating success.<p>Failure is part of life, and most certainly part of business. We don't often acknowledge it, but failure is also a fundamental element of our success.<p>Our instinct is to be ashamed of failure, maybe because we don't like …

Self-improvement

5 Podcasts That Will Give You a Leadership Edge

Listening to these podcasts will make you smarter, tougher, and more business savvy.<p>Ever since NPR's <i>Serial</i> broke the internet last year, it seems like we've been in the middle of a podcast boom. But while podcasts like <i>Serial</i> can be fun and fascinating to listen to, there are some podcasts that are …

5 Mindfulness Techniques That Will Improve Your Relationships and Make You a Better Leader

You know that mindfulness can improve your health. Turns out it can also make you a better manager.<p>Greater mindfulness can make you a much more effective leader. It will give you better insight on both employees and customers, and help you make better decisions. That advice comes from Charles …

Learning Blog

8 Smart Ways to Stop People From Checking Their Smartphones During Meetings

Ninety-four percent of bosses say it's wrong to use smartphones during meetings. But everyone still does it.<p>Everyone hates it when others check their smartphones or other mobile devices during a meeting. And yet everyone does it.<p>In a recent survey by Robert Half Management Resources, only 6 percent …

Mobile Devices

7 Things to Start Being More Productive, Today

Working smarter, not harder, is the key to better results<p>When I was 17 years old, I used to work and study for about 20 hours a day. I went to …

10 Productivity Strategies Backed by Science

As a new year approaches, it's a good time to evaluate how you spend your time -- and find some simple, proven ways to work smarter.<p><i>Sujan Patel has championed internet marketing and entrepreneurship for over a decade. His experience, ideas, and strategies have helped hundreds of companies build and</i> …

5 Huge Fails That Project Management Apps Help You Avoid

Project management failures can be a business train wreck, but smart apps help keep your company on the right track.

An Essential Guide Of Habits That Foster Productivity And Focus

Single-tasking, walks around the office, leisure reading–some of these are fun, others a little more painful, but they’re all so simple.<p>“I don’t have time,” “I couldn’t possibly do that this week ,” “I’m so busy.” How many times have you said something along these lines this week alone?<p>Do you …

10 Of The Best Ways You Can Stay Organized Everyday

A lack of productivity leads to a lack of happiness.<p>When you can’t see yourself making progress or getting things done, you get anxious and become …

Effectief vergaderen? Stel jezelf deze 5 vragen

<b>Bij veel organisaties is er een wildgroei aan vergaderen ontstaan. Hoe komen we terug naar de kern van een effectieve vergadering, zodat we tijd – en</b> …

B.J. Schone on about.me

I am a seasoned leader in learning and development with unique insight into how people work, learn, and develop their skills. I have managed several …

Do You Really Want To Know the Status of a Project? If Yes, Ask Essential Questions! - Project Management Hut

Do You Really Want To Know the Status of a Project? If Yes, Ask Essential Questions!<br>By Harold Strawbridge<p>Monitoring projects in your business is like …

5 Steps to the Perfect Project Meeting

Don’t you wish there was formula for the perfect project meeting? A set of steps or processes or actions to follow to pull off the meeting to end all …

10 Less Stressful Ways to Get Your Daily Work Done

<i>“Tell me to what you pay attention and I will tell you who you are.”</i> <b><br>Jose Ortega y Gasset</b><p><i>“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an</i> …

8 things project managers should do every week!

<b>1. Meet with your client</b><br>Your client is the most important element of any project, so keep them close and speak to them every week about their needs, …

Project Management

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The power of visualization

<b>Do you know the power of visualization?</b><p><b>It helps you to solve problems, understand, banish confusion, discover new ideas, envision, think,</b> …

The Project Management Problem

A vast majority of professionals think they have a problem these days -- project management. Problem is, that's not the problem. Well, it is, but not the way they usually think it is. Let me be a little more vague . . .<p>I am often asked by line managers and training people if I have a good project …

9 Work Habits You Need to Stop Today

Author Tim Ferriss suggests some common bad habits you should definitely add to your not-to-do list.<p>Perhaps you've heard of a "not-to-do list." CEOs and productivity experts recommend the idea highly as a huge productivity booster that will help you free up time and headspace for all the things …

3 Ways to be a Better Communicator

Categories: Communication, Teams<p>As project managers, it's easy to get caught up in the technical aspects of our jobs. For example, if you are in IT, …

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Winning Social Media Strategies For Public Relations

Most social media is a waste of time. It’s a great place to post photos of your cat, announce your opinion on politics or music, exercise your thumbs by clicking “Like” and “Follow,” and other harmless endeavors. Less nutritious than cotton candy and more repetitive than Candy Crush, social media …

How to Deal With the 8 Terrible Kinds of Bosses

We’ve all had them – those bosses we can’t stand. They drive us nuts with their micromanaging, bullying, insecurity, or incompetence.<p>But there’s good …

Project planning should start with the 5 W questions before getting to the How?

With all of the tools, techniques and processes within our profession, we sometimes lose sight of the basic principles of project management. One way …