How to Make Better Use of Your Time at Work

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It always seems as if we never have enough time to do the things we need to get done. But there is a way to get more out of our time. We can’t add more hours to the day, but we can make better use of the time that we do have. One way to… Read more »

Developing Business Leaders

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Companies spend huge amounts of money each year to train their managers into becoming great leaders by essentially trying to mold their personality. This despite the fact that once a person reaches the age of 30, their personality and their values really change very little. But the fact is that some leaders do actually get… Read more »

How to Build Trust as a Leader

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There has been much commentary about leadership published over the years and what makes a good leader. Now there is research, conducted over a number of years, that points to four qualities that enable someone to establish their credibility as a leader. They are honesty, respect, competence, and accountability. Building credibility as a leader does… Read more »

How to Get the Most From Your Time

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Time is at a premium, now more than ever. Companies are asking their workers to do more with less, and that includes time. We never seem to have enough time to do everything. Part of the problem is that we are falling victim to time sinks, where we are not using our time as efficiently… Read more »

How to Develop a Well Ordered Job Search

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Job searches are a lot of work. There is a lot to keep track of and to prepare for. That is why, if you are to be successful, it is absolutely necessary to be well organized. You will have enough on your plate without having to worry about where things are at or remembering a… Read more »

Improving Thinking and Focus at Work

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Organizational experts tell us that taking breaks during the workday is a good idea. They help us to recharge our batteries, giving us more energy and making us more productive. But beyond that, some psychologists also contend that we can make use of this so-called free time to free our thinking as well, giving our… Read more »

Don’t Take Stress Home with You

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Stress at work is bad enough, so you don’t want to take it home with you. Unfortunately, too many people do, toting it along with their laptop. One way to handle stress is to leave work at work. That is, don’t take it home with you – on your laptop or in your head. Try… Read more »

Brainstorming and Creativity – Not Always a Good Match

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When many companies want to plot a strategy or tackle a problem, their first impulse is to begin brainstorming solutions to the issue. They believe that when everyone throws out random ideas, they will eventually end up with something that works. But research is showing that brainstorming may not be as effective as companies seem… Read more »

How to Handle Tough Problems at Work

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Some problems at work really seem to be tough nuts to crack. You cannot find a solution to them; they are intractable. If you cannot find a solution, is there any other way of handling the problem? Here are a few ideas. 1. Try to find a way to dispose of it. Problems exist within… Read more »

How to Improve Focus

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To be productive, we have to maintain focus. But that is easier said than done. Our powers of concentration are limited – after a certain period of time we need to take a break because we begin to lose our focus. The key is in learning how to regulate our focus so that we can… Read more »