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April 27, 2023

"If you trust your employees..." Liam Martin on Asynchronous Work

"If you trust your employees enough to have access to all of that information then you actually start to see some really magical things occur."

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December 20, 2018

Seasonal Pressure at Work – Your Top Tips for Survival

For many people, it doesn't get much more exciting than the winter holiday season. And even the "grinches," who refuse to enjoy the festivities, are likely counting down the days until their summer vacation. But, there's no escaping the fact that holidays in any season increase the pressure on those left behind. Seasoned Workers Think about […]

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February 1, 2018

How to Be Happy at Work

Annie McKee, Ph.D is an adviser on happiness to leaders of multinational companies and governments around the globe. So I was surprised to learn that, not so very long ago, she was cleaning houses and waiting tables. These are not jobs designed to make people happy. McKee mentions those early career experiences in her new […]

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December 4, 2017

Will Your Holidays be Christmas Chaos or Christmas Calm?

"’Twas the night before Christmas when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse…" – from The Night Before Christmas, or A Visit From St. Nicholas So goes the much-loved poem that will be read to countless excited children all round the world this Christmas Eve. If only reality matched the […]

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October 5, 2017

How to Communicate With Presence

In Dianna Booher's view, you can't separate leadership and communication. Indeed, she believes that learning to communicate "is the essence of leadership and the reflection of your thinking." So, if you're a poor communicator, you’ll always be a poor leader, regardless of the merit of your ideas. Put like that, this soft skill packs a […]

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April 24, 2017

Six Ways I Beat the Blues of Being a Team of One!

Most organizations contain teams – encompassing anything from just a few people to possibly 30 or more! But, have you ever worked for a company where there's a team of just one? I have. In fact, I've been that team of one on several occasions. I currently work as a temporary assistant, meaning that I'm essentially left […]

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September 2, 2016

The Day I Learned to Think in Pictures

Someone once asked me to create a presentation using pictures and just two words per slide. That moment would go on to influence my career in a number of surprising ways. The challenge came as part of a presentation skills course. It helped me to realize that slides are often used as a crutch for the presenter. Most people, […]

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May 30, 2016

Join the Scrum

The word "scrum" brings to mind some vivid images – Black Friday shoppers, rush-hour commuters, mud-covered rugby football players jostling above a ball. And how about this one: business people standing together to review progress on a project? The last two images are more related than you might think. Scrum is a project management approach […]

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May 10, 2016

Your Top Tips For Giving and Receiving Feedback at Work

"We all need people who will give us feedback. That's how we improve." – Bill Gates, American business magnate. Feedback... There is something inherently awkward about the process of giving and receiving feedback. If done – and taken – in a negative vein, it can feel a lot like judging or being judged, and that never leaves us feeling […]

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February 12, 2015

Motivation - the Agile Way!

Motivation is the art of finding out what "makes people tick," and applying that to get the best from them. As such, it’s something that we all need to understand. There are many great models that help us do this. One of the fathers of motivation, Frederick Herzberg, said that the way to motivate people […]

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