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August 2, 2018

Your Top Tips for Increasing Your Chances of Promotion

You've been working hard for months, putting in the extra hours, and taking on additional tasks. You can see several opportunities for promotion, and you really feel that you deserve that step up. But nothing seems to be happening. Your career feels like it's hit a bit of a plateau. Sadly, working hard and having […]

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July 19, 2018

How to Work Better by Doing Less

Have you ever noticed how differently people work when doing the same task? For example, two colleagues can be both putting together similar presentations. One finishes the project in a day, the other takes three weeks. The quality of the work is the same, but one is able to work better.  Morten Hansen has personal […]

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June 7, 2018

Your Top Tips for Making a Big Decision

What shall I have for lunch? Tuna or chicken sandwich? Easy. I prefer chicken, so chicken it is. Do I drive to the conference next week, or take the train? I’d have to get up crazy early to catch the train. On the other hand, I could get stuck in traffic if I drive. But […]

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May 24, 2018

What's in the Mind of a Leader?

Mindfulness is Rasmus Hougaard's bread and butter. Through his company, Potential Project, he helps organizations around the world to use mindfulness skills to improve their effectiveness. He's seen it work wonders, delivering better focus, energy and productivity. But, in recent years, he began to notice that mindfulness was just one contributory factor to a successful […]

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March 1, 2018

Best Practice or Just Bad Habits?

Best practices. Those two words carry a lot of weight. These are the activities that can help you and your company to raise your game, right? They can get you up onto a level with your leading competitor. They can even help you overtake that competitor, if they can be spread effectively throughout your organization. […]

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December 14, 2017

How to Deal With a Big Decision When the Boss Is Away

A big problem has somehow landed in your lap. Everyone's looking to you to make the final decision, the ripples of which will extend far beyond your little team. But the boss went on holiday with a clear "do not disturb" notice. What do you do? How Urgent Is the Decision? Is the boss's unavailability […]

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September 28, 2017

Need Some Help Saying No?

They call them "the terrible twos" for a reason. Tell a two-year-old to put away his toys because it's time for a bath and you'll likely be subjected to a screaming "No." Let’s assume that the toddler's parents reprimanded him for his outbursts, then sent him off to his bedroom. But his behavior continued at […]

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September 21, 2017

What’s the Effect (or is it Affect) of Poor Memory?

Have you ever had something that you need to remember, which – no matter how hard you try – just won’t stick in your memory? A person’s name, an address, a year? Every time you try to recall it, your brain grinds to a shuddering halt and then goes blank. My particular problem wasn't so […]

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August 3, 2017

Enter the Matrix, and Choose Your Path

Luckily, we're talking about the Boston Matrix – a tool to help marketing managers with product portfolio planning – not what Keanu Reeves discovered in 1999. Yeah, I'll admit Laurence (formerly Larry) Fishburne also played his part, but in more of a business consultant role. The type of matrix represented in the Wachowski sisters' film […]

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June 21, 2017

Your Top Tips for Negotiating a Win-Win Outcome

What exactly is a win-win negotiation? Put simply, it's a way of finding a solution to a problem that's acceptable to all the parties involved, leaving everyone feeling that they've won something. You may need to brush up on your win-win negotiation skills if you feel someone is repeatedly taking advantage of you. Or, perhaps […]

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