How to Keep Dilbert Out of Your Office

We’ve all had experiences around the office space that mirror the experiences portrayed in a Dilbert comic strip. Created by Scott Adams while working with telecommunications engineers at a national bank, the strip was first published in 1989, and has since become a loveable satire of the daily lives many
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What It Looks Like When You Set Goals Together with Wendy and Jay Papasan

There are points in life that inextricably change your priorities. For Wendy and Jay Papasan that change came in the form of their children. “When we had two really young children,” notes Wendy. “There was probably some kind of disconnect between us and our priorities because we had children. And
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Plan Your Vacation with These Useful Apps

The whole point of a vacation is to relax and reenergize yourself, which is important not just for your own sanity, but to make you more productive when you’re back on the clock. For many people the act of planning a vacation can be a time-consuming endeavor that leads to
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Cheers to Cyber Monday’s “a latte success” Special

It’s that time of year, and no doubt you’ve been even busier than usual – cooking for 17, constantly cleaning muddy footprints, fighting the crowds for that $1-off deal, and wrapping this year’s numbers to inform your 2014 business plan in between. Don’t you just want to curl up with
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The ONE Thing and Your Behavioral Style

How do you typically communicate with others? Are you naturally productive on your own or do you need motivation from others? Do you often question things or follow the directions you’re given? The answers to these questions point toward your behavioral style. Some people call it personality, but behavioral style
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How to Make Yourself Irreplaceable at Work

The new film Robots 3D from National Geographic Entertainment is a big screen reminder of how far robotic technology has progressed in recent years. It makes other future-based movies like I, Robot seem not so farfetched. Right now, many humans are hard at work creating robots that could soon be
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Decision Triage – Invest Time in Critical Decisions and Save Time on Trivial Ones

Every now and then, the advice that sticks is the advice that arrives sideways. It surprises you. I was reading an investing book called Set for Life by my friend Scott Trench, soaking up his wonderfully aggressive advice on saving money. I was underlining passages, taking notes, and filing everything
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What’s the ONE Thing You Can Do to Help Others?

If there is one simple truth that can be felt deep down, but is also backed by solid research, it would be that by helping others, you in turn help yourself. Research suggests that as little as 1 to 10 hours of volunteer work a month can make you feel
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Introducing the Six Lies Series

Sometimes in life, it isn’t reality that holds us back from achieving great things. It’s the lies that we see as truths that get in the way. There are many of these myths that shape our approach to achieving our goals. When it comes down to it, these detrimental lies
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5 Productivity Mistakes You Make Every Day

We would all love to have more hours in the day, but, since that just isn’t possible, the next best thing is increasing productivity. Being more productive is one of the top goals for any professional. We invest in people and technology to help us become more productive, we make
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