7 Simple Ways to Make Team Meetings Count

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Meetings

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

7 Simple Ways to Make Team Meetings Count

Team meetings play a traditional and sometimes obligatory role in office culture, but that doesn’t mean they’re appreciated. On the contrary, a recent Harris poll revealed that 46 percent of employees would prefer to do anything else other than sit in a status meeting. Seventeen percent said they would rather watch paint dry. Yikes. Transforming those counter-productive […]

Intrinsic Motivation in the Workplace: 8 Examples to Improve Your Company

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Business Tips

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

Intrinsic Motivation in the Workplace: 8 Examples to Improve Your Company

Motivation in the workplace is defined as “the willingness to exert high levels of effort toward organizational goals conditioned by the effort’s ability to satisfy some individual needs” (Robbins in Mobbs and McFarland, 2010). Motivation — vital to business and life. Because motivation is vital to the success of any business. As a subject, motivation […]

Hiring a Freelancer? Here’s How to Get The Most Out Of Them

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Freelancer

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Hiring a Freelancer? Here’s How to Get The Most Out Of Them

When new leads come flooding in, outsourcing work is a smart scaling tactic that many entrepreneurs deploy. Hiring a freelancer or two to help carry your burdens will empower you with more time, and they become the perfect people to reach out to when you eventually require full-time employees. As a freelancer turned entrepreneur myself, I’ve sat […]

Motivating From Afar: Helping Your Virtual Team Stay Energized

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Productivity

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Motivating From Afar: Helping Your Virtual Team Stay Energized

In today’s global and distributed business economy, virtual teams are becoming the norm. In fact, 43 percent of employed Americans said they spent at least some time working remotely in 2016. And as more and more companies begin to embrace this idea, expect that number to increase significantly. While having a remote team has numerous […]

The 6 Reasons Most Miscommunications Occur

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Meetings

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

The 6 Reasons Most Miscommunications Occur

Miscommunications happen frequently with most everyone I know. Technology has allowed us to communicate faster but not necessarily better. While some miscommunication is merely annoying, it’s those awful miscommunications that occur at the most inopportune moments that put unnecessary stress on us all, creating conflict and can be a disrupting influence in relationships. While some […]

Using Your Calendar Helps Optimize Meeting Times

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Meetings

Monday, November 27th, 2017

Using Your Calendar Helps Optimize Meeting Times

When you’re scheduling meetings between clients, vendors, and your employees, things can get sloppy real quick if you’re not organized. Disorganization tends to cause rushing between appointments. Even worse, you’ll earn a reputation as someone who’s unprepared or forgetful. That’s not fair to anyone — especially to yourself. Instead, you need to optimize meeting times […]

How to Hold More Effective Meetings for Your Remote Team

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Meetings

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

How to Hold More Effective Meetings for Your Remote Team

One of the great things about technology is that it allows you to work more effectively — even if you have a remote team. Building and managing a virtual team can be a great way to take advantage of a talent pool available in multiple locations. However, one of the difficulties involved with managing a […]

The Perfect Workday Hours to Maximize Motivation

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Meetings, Productivity, Schedule

Monday, October 30th, 2017

The Perfect Workday Hours to Maximize Motivation

What are the perfect workday hours to maximize your motivation? For me, it depends and varies based on the day. We’ve been working eight hours a day since Robert Owen coined the slogan, “Eight hours labour, eight hours recreation, eight hours rest,” back in the 18th Century. Today, the average American works 8.8 hours a […]

8 Mental Hacks to Regain Your Motivation and Passion

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Productivity

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

8 Mental Hacks to Regain Your Motivation and Passion

You wake-up bright and early. You have every intention to kill it today. Then, three hours later, you realize that you’ve accomplished absolutely nothing. What’s the deal? To be fair, we all have one of those days when we’re not a peak performance. And, that’s alright. But, if this becomes a chronic problem, then you’ve […]

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