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How to Get the Right People on Your Team

Most of us are better at keeping appointments with other people than we are at keeping time scheduled for ourselves. That's why it's easier to show up at the gym when you're meeting a friend. Be careful which friend you choose to work out with though, or you may end up at the bakery enjoying muffins and a latte. The… » 12/07/08 8:00am 12/07/08 8:00am

Making Time for the MITs (Most Important Things)

Over the past 14 years, I have studied productivity, the learning process, and time management. Just six years ago, I returned to university to earn a degree in psychology to understand the application of fundamental thought changes. To this day, I am fascinated by the processes people use to "be productive."… » 11/23/08 7:00pm 11/23/08 7:00pm

Continue Your Own Learning and Development

When you work from home or as a freelancer, one aspect of business life you may be giving up is your own professional development and training. But the trouble is that keeping up with the latest in your industry-and growing knowledge in other areas-may be more important than ever. Fortunately, there are ways to… » 11/09/08 3:00pm 11/09/08 3:00pm

Presenting Yourself Powerfully, Part 2: Learning Presentation Skills at…

If your presentation skills at work are shakier than the economy, you can't pass up a single opportunity to make them better. Fortunately, the skills you learn on the job can serve as a great foundation for the speaking and presenting skills you need to hit a home run on a dream project or make a great impression on… » 11/02/08 6:00pm 11/02/08 6:00pm

How to Present Yourself Powerfully, Part 1

You may have a great idea bouncing around in your head. It may be something that could revolutionize the company that you work for, or even change your own career. But if you can't find a way to get that idea out and in front of others, you and it will be forever stuck. The key is to have the ability and the courage… » 10/26/08 12:00pm 10/26/08 12:00pm