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5 Productivity Hacks That Actually Work

5 Productivity Hacks That Actually Work

We all want to be as productive as possible. But we’re also human.

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Your Friendship Portfolio at Work: What It Is and Why It Matters

Your Friendship Portfolio at Work: What It Is and Why It Matters

Every now and then I visit an old friend of mine at his Fortune 100 corporate headquarters – and every time I do, I’m struck by the incredible amount of people he knows and is seemingly friends with.

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Successful People Overcome These 5 Challenges to Stepping Outside Their Comfort Zones

Successful People Overcome These 5 Challenges to Stepping Outside Their Comfort Zones

Stepping outside your comfort zone in a meaningful and consequential professional situation can be very challenging to do.

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5 Ways to Kick Your Micromanaging Habit (and Become a Much Better Leader)

5 Ways to Kick Your Micromanaging Habit (and Become a Much Better Leader)

You’re an accomplished professional. And because of your excellent performance, you’ve skyrocketed up the organization and are now running a team, or perhaps even an organization.

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5 Simple Tips That Can Help Even the Worst Procrastinators

5 Simple Tips That Can Help Even the Worst Procrastinators

Have you ever sat down to work on a business pitch… or your resume… or an important speech you’ve been ask to give… and then realized it would be much less stressful to check the sports scores… or play solitaire… or check Facebook?

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Top 10 Habits of Introverts Who Just Can’t Handle Schmoozing

Top 10 Habits of Introverts Who Just Can’t Handle Schmoozing

I was recently speaking with a senior executive at a Fortune 500 company who was lamenting the fact that so many of his top employees were such bad networkers and schmoozers – incredibly uncomfortable in a room full of people they don’t know.

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3 Tips to Stop Feeling So Overworked and Overwhelmed

3 Tips to Stop Feeling So Overworked and Overwhelmed

Just the other day I was working with a highly competent, high-achieving executive, whose penchant for overscheduling and overcommitting was running him into the ground.

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3 Most Common Ways American Entrepreneurs Are Culturally Blind

3 Most Common Ways American Entrepreneurs Are Culturally Blind

There is a significant problem in corporate America today with foreign workers and it’s not the problem Donald Trump is obsessed with (that there are too many foreign workers).

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What I Learned From Talking With 44 Managers About Delivering Bad News

What I Learned From Talking With 44 Managers About Delivering Bad News

One of the greatest challenges as a manager is delivering bad news.

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