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You Can’t Manage Time – You Manage Your Attention

You Can’t Manage Time – You Manage Your Attention

| March 6, 2014 | 1 Comment

When you think about it, “time management” is a ridiculous concept. Time always has been, and will continue to be, impossible to manage. Each of us is given 24 hours a day, and that’s it. Really, the choice is about how you manage your attention: where you place your focus, your energy, and your effort. […]

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How to Eat Healthy Breakfasts on the Go

How to Eat Healthy Breakfasts on the Go

| February 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

How hard is it for you to stick to a healthy breakfast choice each morning, especially when you’re on the go and heading to the office? For those with busy schedules it can be a real struggle. If you head to work very early or in a rush, you probably don’t feel like preparing a […]

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Ten Ways to Get a Promotion

Ten Ways to Get a Promotion

| February 21, 2014 | 1 Comment

Many people would like to get a promotion at work, whether for recognition, change of job, or the additional pay.  These days such opportunities can be hard to come by, as companies generally aren’t growing, and layers of management are being eliminated. Positioning yourself as the favored candidate for promotion takes time, though, so it’s […]

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The Need for and Appeal of Better Compensation

The Need for and Appeal of Better Compensation

| February 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

When it comes to finding a job, there are many things to consider, from the hours to the prospects of the company to how you get along with the boss. Few things, however, are as critical when searching for a job than that of compensation. Compensation, in the form of salary, bonuses and benefits, is […]

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6 Keys to Clear Writing

6 Keys to Clear Writing

| February 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

We may, at long last, be on the way to a paperless office, and e-mails and tweets might have replaced office memos, but that doesn’t mean clear writing is a last century skill. In fact, it’s more important than ever. If you’ve ever seen how a rather innocuous e-mail exchange can suddenly transform into a […]

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The Power of Accountability

The Power of Accountability

| February 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

Most people resist the word “accountability.”  This poor term has been so beaten and battered over the last 20 years that nobody wants to talk about it anymore – much less be held accountable for something. But I’m going to take this head-on. To be accountable means that people expect that you’ll do what you’re […]

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How Gratitude Makes Your Job Better

How Gratitude Makes Your Job Better

| February 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Some years ago, I ran across a person who asked me, “How’s it going?”.  I issued the standard answer, “fine,” thinking nothing of it.  End of conversation, nothing interesting said. For those of you outside the US, you need to understand that this is a totally normal interchange.  The real intent of it is to […]

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Straight Talk About the “L” Word and You

Straight Talk About the “L” Word and You

| February 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Leadership? You? Isn’t that just for the top of the ‘food chain’? You just want an entry-level job, a promotion to the next rung, or to simply keep your job in tight times, right? In today’s corporate world, you think to yourself, you’ll be lucky to get to a leadership position in the next five […]

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Scheduling Tips

Scheduling Tips

| February 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Have you ever heard someone say, “I have all the time I need. I’m a master scheduler and I couldn’t possibly use my hours and minutes any more efficiently.” I haven’t. I can’t even imagine it, and, if I heard someone say such a thing, I’d figure they were lying. We all want to do […]

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Terrified of Presenting?

Terrified of Presenting?

| February 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

When I was in school, giving a presentation to the class was one of the most stressful experiences of my life. I could understand why many people would rank this as worse than the fear of dying. But there were a few things that shifted my perspective. First, as I took years of piano lessons, […]

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