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  • How to stop your project costs from over-running

    Cost and time over-runs affect most projects to some degree, whether they be large-scale public works or relatively minor software implementations. Often these over-runs can be foreseen and taken into consideration, but if not then they can be ruinous.

    There are various steps a...

  • How to communicate effectively with your network

    We’re often told that to generate support for our latest project we need to tap into our network, contact our friends and families. What usually happens then is we send an email—something along these lines:  “Hi guys, I’m starting a new blog about marketing … so if  you know some advertisers”...

  • How to Pick the Perfect Name for Your New Business

    Your new business is your baby, and as such you really want to make sure you pick out just the right name for it. A new business is a blank slate of possibility, and it's a great way for you to really express yourself and what you're all about, if that's the route you choose to take....

  • The Top 5 Reasons Your Business Should Be Blogging

    You've finally broken out of the wage world and started your own business. Congratulations! You'll love the flexible schedule, and your family will love seeing you less stressed and more passionate about your work. But while you've done the social networking thing and your website is gorgeous...

  • Top Five Ways to Improve Communication and Teamwork in the Office

    Our understanding of communication and teamwork in the office has grown by leaps and bounds in the last few decades. Professors at top-tier universities like Northwestern and Syracuse have conducted groundbreaking studies about how communication and teambuilding affect productivity and profit...

  • Learning to Delegate More Effectively in the Workplace

    If you're in a management position, then you probably already know that a part of your responsibility is to properly delegate assignments to the people that you manage. However, if you're a good manager, then you also know that this sounds a lot easier than it actually is.

    Delegating...

  • How to Improve Your Communication Skills in the Office

    We all know that guy at the office who mumbles and stumbles over every word (you could have sworn you heard him say he would burn down the building when you swiped his red stapler). Or there's the lady that talks too loud at the water cooler, sharing the office gossip so that everyone without...

  • 10 Ways to Communicate More Positively With Those Around

    I once had a friend who liked dumping all her troubles on me over lunch. On a daily basis we both left feeling frustrated and worn out. Eventually I decided to try an experiment. Every time my friend said something negative I looked at her blankly, but I gave strong approval to positive...

  • Working with People from Other Cultures

    Any time you find yourself working with new colleagues there are likely to be pros and cons associated with the situation.  Even if you speak the same language you may not be able to communicate effectively.  But when it comes to succeeding in a diversified, multinational company that employs...

  • What’s Your Passion? Turn it into a Career

    Find yourself heading in the right direction but not quite sure about next steps? Your work and your hobbies are two separate things? Don’t have much time to stop, assess, rethink, and restrategize? You need to talk and think it through with people who really listen?

    Career...

  • Honesty is the Best Policy

    Your customers, clients, and associates want to know the "real" you. They want to know if they can trust you.

    They want to know if your book will truly help them with their needs, or if your product will help them succeed, or if your service will answer their...

  • 10 Ways to Be a Resource for your Customers

    Here are ten ways to adopt a "resource provider" perspective when working with your existing customers.

     

    1. Make Connections.
    If your client is lacking people to help get a job done, find those people and connect with them. Your partners in your endeavors...

  • The Importance of Keeping FOCUS

    For all successful and success-oriented women, the one prioritized action item I recommend you do is FOCUS your efforts.

    By FOCUS, I mean:

    F – Follow your passions
    O – Overcome obstacles
    C – Continue your Growth
    U – Understand Systems
    S –...

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