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9 Ways Open-Door Policies Can Be Ineffective and Harmful (And What to do Instead)

If not done right, an open-door policy can cause more harm than good (and it’s not always as effective as we think it is). The idea of having an open-door policy is great on the surface – it ideally shows trust, collaboration, and encourages improved communication and culture. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen. Often it …

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The Definitive Guide to Business Goals (How to Set & Implement Them In Your Organization)

Setting business goals can be a challenge. Not only does leadership have to decide on the best goal or goals to pursue, there is also the issue of implementation. All too often a new goal or pursuit is paraded in organizations, only to fizzle out over the next weeks and months until the next giant …

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25+ SMART Goals Examples for Life and Work (Both Quick and Detailed Examples)

In this article, we will dive into multiple SMART goals examples. Some are detailed and help you work through the process of figuring out your goals. Others are less detailed but are examples of what a SMART goal may look like. As a reminder, the SMART Goal framework is meant to help you write more …

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Your Guide to SMART Goals: How You Do Them Wrong, and How to Do Them Right

Did you know that SMART goals can actually hurt instead of help you? It’s true that SMART goals can help you make progress and help you succeed – when you use them correctly. However, when done incorrectly, it can also hinder your progress and success. So that leaves us with these two questions: How are …

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15 Secrets to Accomplish Your Goals In Life and Work (That Could Change Your Life)

The secrets to accomplishing your goals, as powerful as they are, aren’t magic. There are no magic formulas that successful people use to succeed in their goals. There’s no secret easy pill that you can take to make it happen instantaneously. However, there are principles that you can use to accomplish just about anything in …

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The 40 Top Tips to Improve Your Time Management at Work

Your time management at work can make or break your career. Seriously. How you manage your time can make the difference between advancing your career or not, and earning more money or not. Many people waste hours a week on tasks that aren’t important or by piddling around. Others feel overwhelmed with the tasks they …

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50 Time Management Skills That Will Catapult Your Productivity (in 2019)

You’ve probably heard it said, “it’s the little things that matter”. The saying applies to time management, too. Improving a little bit here and a little bit there can make a drastic difference in your productivity, your success, and your life. Below we list 50 time management skills that could impact your life. While it’s …

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17 Time Management Activities & Exercises for Increased Group Productivity

Time management activities are helpful in teaching a group (and even yourself) how to manage your time better and be more productive. And that’s vital. When your employees (or volunteers, etc.) aren’t productive, the effect isn’t passive. It not only hurts them in their careers, but it hurts your company or organization. It means less …

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The Importance of Time Management: 7 Ways It Improves You (and Your Company)

Is time management really important? Some say “no”. They say it hurts productivity and keeps you rigid in your time. And that is true… if it’s done incorrectly. However, time management, done well, is very important to your life, to your work, and, if you are an employer, to your employees and workplace. In this article, …

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9 Ways Email Can Hurt Communication and Relationships (And What to Do Instead)

Email is a great tool – sometimes. It can be great for sharing information. Or making plans. Or sharing ideas. But used wrongly, it can also cause a lot of damage. Using it in many situations can cause greater conflict, a loss of morale, and disconnect. Howard Guttman, in his book When Goliaths Clash, gives …

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