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The To-Do List Game Plan

Make today the day you finish everything. Here are seven solid tips to up your productivity.

Time Management

5 Things Likely to Disrupt Your Project Plan | The Fast Track

So you’re ready to launch a carefully scheduled project plan. You’ve planned backwards and mapped out each stage of the work and who will be …

Participation

Creating Master Projects and Sub-projects

One of the key skills that we hear about in project management is gaining a handle on multiple projects and viewing the integration among them. This …

How to Stop Micromanaging Your Team

Micromanaging is a hard habit to break. You may downplay your propensities by labeling yourself a “control freak” or by claiming that you just like to keep close tabs on your team, but those are poor excuses for excessive meddling. What can you do to give your people the space they need to succeed …

Leadership

How to Work with a Bad Listener

It’s a challenge to work with people — peers, junior colleagues, or even bosses — who just don’t listen. Whether your colleagues interrupt you, ramble on, seem distracted, or are always waiting for their turn to talk, the impact is the same: You don’t feel heard, and the chances for …

InterAct

9 skills to master to become a great boss

<b>• An increase in responsibility requires a strong mastery of these hard and soft skills.</b><p><b>• If you want that promotion, or to run a team, being prepared for future tough spots is crucial.</b><p>There's no doubt that being a manager has its perks — increased prestige, recognition from upper management, and a …

Project Management

How the CIA Came to Doubt the Official Story of JFK’s Murder

Newly released documents from long-secret Kennedy assassination files raise startling questions about what top agency officials knew and when they knew it.<p>After the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in November 1963, the CIA appeared eager, even desperate, to embrace the version of events …

Surveillance

New Managers Should Focus on Helping Their Teams, Not Pleasing Their Bosses

When I first became a manager — an unexpected promotion soon after taking a new job — I found myself feeling awkward about the fact that I had been elevated above my peers. Still, my team was in the middle of a complex first-time project, so I wanted to impress my boss with my handling of it. My …

Leadership

5 Leadership Mistakes Even the Best Bosses Make | Inc.com

If you think your boss is some freak of nature and you're the luckiest person alive, I'll break it to you gently: He or she is human and will make mistakes.<p>The great ones rise up from their errors by A) acknowledging they made a mistake and correcting a behavior (think humility), or B) …

Leadership

How to Work with Someone Who Isn’t a Team Player

Do you work with someone who isn’t a team player? Maybe they’re overly focused on completing and promoting their own work. Or they don’t chip in when everyone else is scrambling to meet a deadline or pulling a presentation together. This isn’t simply frustrating; it can affect your entire group’s …

Management

Organizations Can’t Change If Leaders Can’t Change with Them

When it comes to organizational change, failure continues to be more common than success. In a survey of nearly 3,000 executives about the success of their enterprise transformation efforts, McKinsey discovered the failure rate to be higher than 60%, while Harvard Business Review conducted a study …

Leadership

10 Steps To Effective Listening

by Dianne Schilling<p>Also see this post by Dianne Schilling: <b>Simple Secrets of Happiness</b><p>In today’s high-tech, high-speed, high-stress world, communication is more important then ever, yet we seem to devote less and less time to really listening to one another. Genuine listening has become a rare …

5 Secrets of Successful One-On-One Meetings

One clear distinction between engaged and disengaged organizations is the fact that they are more likely to hold regular one-on-one meetings. Quantum …

Employee Engagement

Here Are Individual Development Plan (IDP) Samples for Busy Managers

Individual Development Plan Samples for Busy Managers<p>Updated November 26, 2017<p>I often get asked by managers for an example of a completed Individual …

Project Management

Use OneNote Templates to Streamline Meeting, Class, Project, and Event Notes

Microsoft OneNote is a fantastic, versatile note-taking tool. One of its best features–at least if you're using the Windows version–is page …

Software

OneNote Templates Download

Weekly Assignments Template<p><b>weekly_assignments.one</b><p>Things To Do List Template<p><b>things_to_do_list.one</b><p>Birthday and anniversary calendar</b> …

Leadership That Gets Results

Ask any group of businesspeople the question “What do effective leaders do?” and you’ll hear a sweep of answers. Leaders set strategy; they motivate; they create a mission; they build a culture. Then ask “What <i>should</i> leaders do?” If the group is seasoned, you’ll likely hear one response: the …

Pharma

7 Powerful Phrases Emotionally Intelligent Leaders Use Daily

EQ is just as important as IQ, and it all starts with these communication tips.<p>Emotional intelligence may be labeled a "soft skill" -- but to be a leader in today's workplace, it's just as vital as any technical wizardry or IQ.<p>Emotional intelligence, or EI, refers to the ability to know oneself as …

Leadership

Study, Memorize, Learn to Learn, hints, tips

Productivity 101: A Primer to the Getting Things Done (GTD) Philosophy

Getting Things Done, or GTD, is a system for getting organized and staying productive. It may seem complicated on the outside, but the end goal is to …

How to Organize Your Entire Life with Trello

Trello is an awesome project management tool that makes collaboration easy and, dare I say, even fun. But this visual list tool can do so much more, …

Foam-Rolling Moves for Every Cycling Muscle

Performing these seven self-massage moves will help keep you rolling ache- and pain-free

Pain

Maximize Your Learning in Short-Term Assignments

The number of short-term assignments in companies has been increasing, and the trend is expected to continue. Within large corporations, secondments, short-term transfers, and functional or geographic management rotation programs often thrust full-time employees into short-term jobs. Many companies …

Management

5 Simple Ways to Boost Your Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence is a key indicator for success in business, relationships, and life in general. Try these painless ways to build yours.<p>We …

Researchers Reveal 5 Ways To Gain Emotional Intelligence

<b>Emotional intelligence is a skill that can be strengthened, and it is an important one for building strong relationships with those around us, both</b> …

10 Ways to Improve Your EQ to Be a Better Leader

Leadership is all about the people and here are 10 ways to boost your people skills.<p>We get promoted because of our technical skills, but our success as managers and leaders is determined by our Emotional Intelligence, or our EQ.<p>This is because it's our EQ which helps us connect with our teams and …

Emotional Intelligence

5 Chrome Apps to Maximize Your Productivity

In this busy day and age, it’s good to know there are many productivity apps that can help us become more efficient. Most apps on this list are …

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5 Ways To Improve Your Listening Skills

Listening skills are essential to leadership that’s responsive, attentive and empathetic. Here’s how to sharpen yours.<p>We tend to pay a great deal of attention to our ability to speak. From Toastmasters to an unlimited amount of courses, workshops, and training available we see that speaking, …

Public Speaking

10 of the best virtual reality apps for your smartphone

Get started with VR on your iPhone or Android phone with these 100 apps, spanning films, games, news and 360-degree photo-sharing<p>You don’t need to spend hundreds of pounds on an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive headset to give virtual reality a try.<p>The Android or iPhone handset in your pocket is a VR device …

Virtual Reality