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How To Increase Productivity & Make A Difference In Business Each Day Using These 5 Ideas

Dumb Little Man

You know that the more you put out into the world, the higher are your chances of making a difference with your business, right? You do know this, right?

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The 4 steps of business travel planning: Managing your Executive while they are on the road

Practically Perfect PA

So this is part three of my four part business travel planning guide. So far I have published part one: waving goodbye to your Exec and part two: Delivering your Exec to their destination. Today I will look at how you can manage your Executive while they are on the road.

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Pets as Part of the Family

Small Business Labs

Consumer research giant Nielsen's Nothing Is Too Good for Fido: Pets That Have it All nicely sums up a recent set of research showing the extent to which pets have become family members. Regular reader know we refer to this as pet humanization and that it's one of our favorite trends.

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How to Get Better Opportunities at Work

On The Job

No one sits at work and says to anyone who will listen: "Please give me the worst assignments you can think of. Make sure to dump your boring work on me, and don't forget to make sure I miss any new opportunities." Yet, that's what happens to many workers.

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3 Simple Shifts That Will Make You the Star At The Next Event

Dumb Little Man

When you’re at a business training or networking event, you’re probably there for two reasons: 1. To learn how to grow your business 2.

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Day in the life: Catherine Thomas, EA, Public Health Wales

Practically Perfect PA

What does your career path look like? I left school without a clue as to what I wanted to do when I grew up. Lady Diana had just accepted a proposal from Prince Charles – Lady Diane was a nursery nurse, so I thought that was an excellent career path.

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The Positives of On-Demand Economy Jobs

Small Business Labs

It seems like every time I turn on my computer I see another story about how bad on-demand economy jobs are.    But I think critics are missing two very important points: 1. Research on this sector - ours and  the research of others  - consistently finds the majority of on-demand workers are satisfied and prefer their on-demand work over a traditional full or part-time job.

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Overcome Your Fear of Making a Presentation

Dumb Little Man

In almost every role in business there will come a time when you will need to make a presentation – but many of us fear that day. Yet being able to make a great presentation is one of the best ways of improving your career prospects. You may have a range of academic and professional qualifications at the highest level and be brilliant at your job, but if you can’t make a good presentation then you are holding yourself back.

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Technology of the week: Trello

Practically Perfect PA

What is Trello? Trello is a very visual online ‘to do list’ It is an easy, free, flexible, and visual way to manage your projects and organize anything. What does it do? Trello prides itself on its simplicity. It is an online tool that allows user to organise every aspect of their lives.

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An Alternative to Netsuite?

The Small Business Blog

Is there currently a SaaS offering that is an alternative to Netsuite? The answer is WinWeb. WinWeb gives you transformational enterprise level cloud computing for your growing business.

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No Meeting Days: Protect Your Productivity

Simple Productivity Blog

Meetings can be, at best, a necessary evil. At worst they can be a soul-sucking drain of your creativity and time. One of the best ways to protect your productivity from this insidious sapper is to schedule a No Meeting Day.

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How to Keep Your Best Employees From Leaving

On The Job

It seems like nearly every day a new lawsuit is launched by a company accusing another employer of poaching workers. The valued employees have walked out of the door, lawsuits charge, and taken company knowledge to the competitor.

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Happy New Year: Why Labour Day Has Become My New Year’s Day


Back when I wrote The Front Nine , I explained that I started my new year in February. Actually, the specific date was February 2nd: Groundhog Day. Because – as a nod to the Bill Murray movie Groundhog Day – I didn’t want my new year to be a rehash of the previous year.

2015 108

You Can Find Us On The New Periscope App

Office Dynamics

If you’re anything like me, you love to check out the newest technologies. I’m sure you’ve heard the buzz around Periscope by now, but if you haven’t, you’re in the right place – keep reading.

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New Productivity Forms: September 2015

Simple Productivity Blog

In 2014 I decided I wanted to release monthly productivity forms with a seasonal theme. Fun tools make it more likely I will use them, and honestly, I get bored with the plain old print and line forms. In 2015 I decided to continue this tradition.

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Top 10 Words Confused in English [M]

Daily Writing Tips

My cumulative list of “words commonly confused” continues with ten that begin with the letter M. The confusion relates to spelling or meaning. manner / manor. Manner is a way of doing or behaving. The waiter has a pleasant and helpful manner.” A manor is a house on an estate.

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The Most Important Trait To Boost Your Productivity


Bruce Harpham writes about productivity, leadership and career advancement at You can find Bruce on Twitter at @PMPhacks. To receive a free copy of the Career Advancement Toolkit, join the Project Management Hacks email newsletter.

2015 107

Perfectionism or Death

Clutter Coach

by Originally posted 2007-12-05 15:52:52. Republished by Blog Post Promoter What’s the biggest problem with perfectionists? It’s that they don’t know they have a problem! Perfectionism is a habit that people are proud of, even when it causes them anxiety and trouble. This New York Times article describes how being a perfectionist can lead to mental health problems and even suicide, not to mention garden variety unhappiness and stress.

2015 109

How to build your “yes set” for success

Men With Pens

Click here to read the full article →Another rocking post from Men With Pens! How to build your “yes set” for success first appeared on Men With Pens Copyright 2006 — [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Better Writing

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Ulterior and Alterior

Daily Writing Tips

A reader brought alterior to my attention by asking if a use of “ulterior motive” he read in an article should have been “alterior motive.”. Although I found several speculative “definitions” of alterior on various sites, neither the OED nor Merriam-Webster offers an entry for this word.

2015 112

The Productivityist Podcast 56: Getting Into Smartsheet with Brent Frei


Smartsheet has been a player in the task management and project management space for a long time, and on this episode of the podcast Mike speaks with Brent Frei, the founder and VP of Marketing at Smartsheet.

2015 103

7 Things I Wish Someone Told Me About Slack


Tired of spending all of your time in your email inbox? Slack helps you say goodbye to email while keeping all of your teams’ communications and files in one place, wherever you go. You can group conversations, share files and search while staying in sync across multiple platforms.

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Addiction vs. Dependency

Daily Writing Tips

A reader asks if there is any difference between addiction and dependency. The Chicago Manual of Style offers this straightforward distinction: One is physically addicted to something but psychologically dependent on something.

2015 102

Does This Count As a Form of Dyslexia?

Daily Writing Tips

Admittedly, my sensitivity to diction is probably a few degrees more intense than that of the average newspaper reader, but sometimes I have trouble reading the paper with complete understanding.

2015 97

How To Spell Renown

Daily Writing Tips

When I saw the phrase “world-renouned architect E. Fay Jones” in a local newspaper, I wondered if it could be more than a one-time typo, so I did a Web search to see if anyone else is spelling renown as renoun or renowned as renouned.

2015 93

Affect vs. Afflict

Daily Writing Tips

A reader has asked for a discussion of the words affect and afflict : Please discuss the two words and tell me the difference and under which situations/circumstances they should be used. Affect has a more general application than afflict.

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Daily Writing Tips

A reader declares: I rankle Or get rankled when I hear someone, usually, an athlete, is ‘under rated’ What does this mean? The question asks about the term underrated , but this post will focus mainly on rankle.

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