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Keeping the office party planner at bay

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Dusty Baker on imposing respect

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Time to reinvent yourself? How to re-strategize for 2013

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This is a guest article by Dr. R. Kay Green. Have you met your strategic goals for 2012? Have you experienced recession, bankruptcy or downsizing?

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Grow your ability to delegate

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Executives often struggle to delegate well, so I was impressed by advice I recently saw from Halley Bock, the president and CEO of Seattle-based Fierce Inc. , l eadership development and training experts. Following is an email interview I conducted with her about the model and how to apply it.

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I recently received a press release from Challenger, Gray, & Christmas, Inc that really sparked my interest. The title of the piece was “Are Naps the Key to Productivity?” ” and it cited a 2007 study from NASA that found that a 26-minute nap may boost productivity by 34%.

‘Expertise’ = confidence + platform

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Put video in your digital strategy

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After a bad day, a pilot gets a lift

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Stay a step ahead in bad times

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Tap bright outsiders for fresh ideas

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Handling an abrasive mediator

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You’re their boss, not their friend

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Got the guts to play with ‘hunch money’?

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3 not-so-common ways to hold meetings

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Deal with the well-meaning interrupter

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Fighting bah humbug: Driving employee motivation in stressful times

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This is a guest article by Sharon Daniels. While we all love the cheer and joy of the holidays, let’s be honest—the holidays can be downright stressful with holiday travel, shopping and parties.

Priceless ways to recognize your staff

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Rewarding team members doesn’t have to be costly or complicated. Simple and sincere recognition will raise spirits more than an expensive token will.

Does accountability for goals run deep in your organization?

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This is a guest article by Sean Conrad. Many executives think that because they have set high-level organizational goals and are regularly reviewing progress and designated metrics for these, their whole organization is working toward and accountable for achieving those goals.

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How to Escape Your Unemployment (or Under-Employment) Trap Principal Recruiter Lays the Blueprint

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Richard B. Alman offers a blueprint that can help would-be employees in these tough positions. Continue reading → Goals career advancement process improvement self-improvement

Three Ways to Stop Your Job from Ruining Your Life

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Want your job to stop ruining your life? Here are three tips to end the madness: Continue reading → Leadership leadership management productivity work/life balance

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Your future is on your to-do list

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This is a guest article by Jeff Davidson. Everyone maintains a to-do list in one form or another. In the day-to-day hustle and bustle, too often we fail to realize that the items we include on our to-do lists have a direct impact on our futures.

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The 21-day mental detox

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This is a guest article by Jason Selk, EdD. When we eat a lot of junk food or overindulge at a party, our bodies will let us know right away that we need to detox by drinking lots of water, sweating it out and eating clean, healthy foods. But the mind needs detoxing too.

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The power of a template

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This is a guest article by Athenée Mastrangelo. Does it feel like you’re always busy typing up letters and emails? Does it sometimes feel like you’re sending out the same emails? If you answered “Yes,” what do you do?

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10 Daily Tasks that Lead to Success

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In a recent LinkedIn article, J.T. O’Donnell, Founder & CEO of CAREEREALISM.com shared the top 10 things she does—or aims to do—every day. Continue reading → big results be more productive reach goals success

Are You Presenting a Professional Image on Social Media?

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Social guidance company, PeopleLinx, has compiled this infographic summarizing the three main planks of social business, as a checklist to ensure that your are representing yourself and your company in the best way possible. Continue reading → Networking professionalism social media at work

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Quick tip: Always establish a priority level

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Quick tip: Always establish a priority level Continue reading → Communication communication productivity Time management

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5 simple ways to deal with workplace stress

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An article in The Wall Street Journal last week described some of the programs employers are investing in to help workers deal with workplace stress, which it notes ranks just behind financial worries as the top cause of stress.

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3 techniques to become a confident negotiator

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I used to dread negotiating anything, until I discovered that even a sweet little old lady can be a successful deal maker. My husband says that he never saw his grandmother buy anything without winning something extra in the deal. Granny became my inspiration after I saw her in action a few times.

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Composing your to-do list: Tackle the bigger challenges earlier in the day

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This is a guest post by work/life balance expert Jeff Davidson. The research is in, and homo sapiens are definitely more adept at tackling big challenges earlier in the day than later. Peak energy and alertness for most people is at 8 a.m.

Establish a long-term career plan

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To create long-term success, all you will need is a pen, some paper and time to plan. Continue reading → Goals goals motivation self-improvement

5 thoughts from Sandy

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Whether you are cleaning up from the storm that hit this week or only seeing the devastation through the news, there is plenty to learn about protecting your workplace. Here are the lessons on my mind: Diversity strengthens your organization.

The top 5 pitfalls that derail corporate decision making

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This is a guest article by Michael Menard. Despite the wealth of information available to us these days, many of today’s best and brightest business leaders still make poor decisions. This is unfortunate, because sound decision making is at the heart of every company’s success.

5 time sucks I avoid

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I love the “15 Time Wasters Successful People Avoid” infographic on Mike Myatt’s N2Growth blog. It’s a great reminder to all of us to develop productive habits. Building on Mike’s list, here are a few smaller types of time wasters that I avoid: Silly emails.

The mission statement test

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Walk up to five employees today and ask them what your organization’s mission is. Can you recite your organization’s mission statement without looking it up? Has your organization even formally defined its mission? Our company, Briefings Media Group , recently adopted a mission statement that I love.

Focus on the task at hand

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This is a guest article by Jeff Davidson. A study published in Science magazine suggested that people spend 47% “of their waking hours thinking about something other than the activity they’re actually involved in.”

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Remembering ‘The 7 Habits’

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“Seek first to understand,” my little girl admonished me a few months ago, when I reprimanded her before asking any questions about a situation. I was busted. A few weeks earlier I had tried to pass along one of the lessons from Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

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Limit interruptions from office visitors

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After telecommuting for more than a decade, I had forgotten one of the productivity benefits: no visitors. My co-workers are in another state, so they never pop in, sit down and start chatting.

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6 Tips to Overcome Overload

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We’re living in a fast-paced, technology-centered world, and that can take a toll on your productivity and performance. Use these tactics to minimize the pain associated with cyber-overload—and prevent total burnout: Limit multitasking and task switching. If you want to … Continue reading → Productivity Time Management healthy lifestyle stress work/life balance

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Make steady improvement all year long in 2013

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In the next few days many people will make grand plans for what they will do better in the new year. By Feb. 1, many of those good intentions will have failed. If you’re serious about being more effective at work, we encourage you to take small steps to big improvements.

Quick tips for Tuesday

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It takes time and effort to become a time-management expert. However, as the quick and easy tips from the March issue of The Organized Executive will show you, little changes can make a huge difference and move you closer to that goal.

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