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7 Awesome Things that Very Inspiring Bosses Do

Dumb Little Man

Have you ever had a boss you didn’t crib about? Or a boss you really really wanted to be like? Or a boss you did not abuse the moment he/she turned around? Have you had a boss you stood up for when your colleagues were gossiping lame stuff about him / her? Have you had a boss that really inspired you? If the answer to the above questions is Yes, let me tell you – you are among the lucky 0.001% on the Corporate world existing on planet earth. Congratulations! You may now thank you stars Yes.

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Do you have a business card?

Practically Perfect PA

Do you have a a business card? A question I was often asked during my career as an assistant. The answer was generally no and then I would feel a bit stupid. I always felt I should have a business card. I would go so far as to say I felt a bit resentful when colleagues were pulling out business cards in meetings or during networking events and I wouldn’t have anything to hand over to my new contact. Why didn’t I have business cards?


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Streamline Your Business Management Systems in 3 Quick Steps!

Office Organization Success

Not enough clients? Not enough profits? All it could take are a few tweaks to your business management systems and you could easily turn this around. I know the thought of creating systems in your business doesn’t sound very appealing or exciting. But what if I told you that having the right systems in your business can make all the difference between having all the clients you need or not having clients? Or making all the money you need, and not making money?

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The Growing Number of Food Startups

Small Business Labs

CB Insights , a great source of information on VC activity and startups, has an excellent article covering the growing number of food startups.    The article chart below (click to enlarge) lists over 40 food startups by category.    The trends driving VC and startup interest in the food industry are pretty straight forward - the food industry is enormous and more people are taking more interest in healthy eating.

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Six Simple Questions Tp Help You Discover Your Purpose

Dumb Little Man

As a high school student, one of my favorite Nollywood movies was ‘The Senator’ In the movie, Larry the lead actor knew right from high school that he wanted to be a senator. In fact, he was so convinced that he made his friends start calling him ‘senator’ That was Larry, lucky him. Most of us on the other hand go through a large portion of our lives wondering what it is we were born to do. Heck, some people never get around to discovering it till they die.

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A letter to my bullying boss!

Practically Perfect PA

We have all experienced someone somewhere throughout our careers that just doesn’t want to make life easy. Whether it’s your new work colleague that’s worried you are going to take their job or a boss who has just taken a disliking to you, belittling everything you do, questioning every step you make or ensuring that you seem to get the blame for everything that goes wrong. I know I have been there, unfortunately for me it was my boss.

2015 148

The Best Resource for Your Newsletter Content

Office Organization Success

A couple of weeks ago I headed out to Orlando for a 3-day fashion event. I attend this event twice a year, and I love that I get to unplug for a few days and focus on something completely different—it’s all about balance, right? For me, this is when I get the best ideas for my business. I’m away from my office, in a different environment, and I can simply let those thoughts and ideas I’ve been having percolate away for a few days.

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Use Haters To Drive You To Succeed

Dumb Little Man

Everywhere you look – haters. With social media so abundant in today’s day and age, and allowing people to cross communicate around the world at such high speeds, you don’t have to look far to find keyboard warriors and negative criticism, and even hate. The truth is negative people will always exist. The trick is instead of allowing them to give you their negative energy and allowing it to affect you, turn it around and allow it to motivate you positively.

2015 218

To Be Respected, Be Respectful

Virtual Moxie

As you might remember, I had to have emergent abdominal surgery in April, and my recovery was difficult. To give myself some breathing room, I decided to not talk with anyone about new work or new opportunities till the beginning of July. Everyone who wrote to me about one of those two things received an email to see if talking in July would meet their needs, and I reached out in July to those who wanted to wait. One woman scheduled a time to talk with me, but didn’t call at the appointed time.

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2015 Customer Appreciation Day

Simple Productivity Blog

I couldn’t write this blog without you, my customers. So to celebrate our relationship, I am having a Customer Appreciation Day. 50% Off Everything In The Shop I have been growing the products over in my shop. Productivity Form Sets I released productivity form sets (both in full-page and half-page sizes) this year. These include […]. The post 2015 Customer Appreciation Day appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog.

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WeWork and the Blending of Physical and Digital Worlds

Small Business Labs

WeWork announced last week they had acquired Case, Inc. which is a "a building information and technology consultancy."  "  I found the blog post on Case's site explaining why they were joining WeWork to be quite interesting. First, I like their description of what they do. They focus on : "how technology impacts every aspect of the building process from real estate to architecture, construction, fabrication, and building operations."

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How Changing Your Attitude Can Build Your Confidence

Dumb Little Man

If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. Marcus Garvey We will all face some very challenging time in our lives. Some as a result of our decisions and others we have no control over. Whatever the reasons are we cannot hide from hard times and will have to deal with them, or if allowed to will destroy us. No one is exempted no matter how much money you have or how little.

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When Is It Just Not Worth It? A Story of Failure.

Tips From T. Marie

I’m going to warn you, this blog post is me being honest. That probably means it’s going to rub some people the wrong way. So be it. If it helps another person who is struggling with some of the same questions, it’s worth irritating a few others. Sometimes you have an idea that just sets you on fire. You’re invested in it, heart and soul, not to mention time. Everyone says to do what you love and follow your heart and everything will work out great. But what if it doesn’t?

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Customer Appreciation Day Coming….

Simple Productivity Blog

Just a heads up that the 2015 Customer Appreciation Day will happen Saturday. Stay tuned for massive discounts…and if you receive the newsletter, you will get an exclusive freebie! (If If you don’t receive the newsletter, you will still have a chance to sign up for the freebie) Photo by asenat29. The post Customer Appreciation Day Coming… appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog.,

2015 132

How Stress Can Be Good for Your Career

On The Job

There’s no shortage of stress these days at work, which is why many workers have turned to yoga, meditation , exercise and even aromatherapy to handle the pressure. But what if we’re making a mistake by trying to look at stress as something to be conquered and suppressed in our lives? What if we thought about pressure as something that can energize and help us, instead of something to be feared?

2015 184

Six Things Your Mom Forgot to Tell You About Adult Budgeting

Dumb Little Man

Your mother did her best to prepare you for the real world. Unfortunately, her lessons in money management may have been slightly off-base. As well-intended as these lessons were meant to be, your mother probably forgot to tell you these six details about adult budgeting. Budgets Take Time to Work Your mother may have led you to believe that your budget would work the first time, and all would be smooth sailing from that point on. Budgets take several months to perfect and to work as planned.

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Vote for Our Next Webinar Topic

Office Dynamics

Hello friends! I’ve been tasked with the presentation of our next free webinar (September) from Joan and I need your help. What should I talk about in that one-hour educational session? What are you most interested in hearing from me? I’ve been Joan’s strategic business partner for the past 9 years and I’ve had a lot of opportunity to grow through challenging my own comfort zones and always expecting the unexpected from Joan.

2015 171

Do You Fall For These Time Management Myths?

Simple Productivity Blog

When I ask people about time management, I get two types of responses. Either people are gung-ho time managers and they struggle with it, or they do no time management at all. Asking further questions, I was surprised to find that most of the people in these two camps fall for some time management myths. Here are the common time management myths and what you can do to avoid them. The post Do You Fall For These Time Management Myths? appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog.

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How to Meet Your Boss's Expectations Every Time

On The Job

Sooner or later, it happens to everyone. Some people go through it more than once in their careers. You fail to meet expectations. You may not discover that you've failed to meet a boss's expectations until a formal performance review. During the review, she tells you that you've dropped the ball, have not successfully taken on challenges and fallen short of goals. It's a terrible feeling to hear that your boss believes you've failed. But, deep inside, you may admit she's right.

2015 183

7 Ultimate Steps to Overcome Disappointment

Dumb Little Man

That feeling we get after every failure or unmet expectation is one of the worst feelings we women often experience. Disappointment is a terrible dose of “reality” that hits us like a truck coming out of nowhere. The very reason we experience disappointment is the fact that they we weren’t “expecting” things to happen the way we did.

2015 186

3 Rules For Live Music At Corporate Events

The Small Business Blog

When planning and booking live music for corporate events, as the organiser you will need to ensure you’ve done research and planned your entertainment in conjunction with your venue and needs. Live music, unlike a continuous soundtrack from a playlist, is a far more impressive way to add music to a corporate party or networking… Read the full article here: 3 Rules For Live Music At Corporate Events on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG.

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Free Webinar Teaches You How to Develop Your Persuasion Skills

Office Dynamics

As we celebrate 25 years in business we’re offering a free webinar each month for administrative professionals to continue their skill development and learn more about who we are and what we offer the administrative profession. This month we focused on the topic of persuasion skills with our free webinar, Getting to Yes: Overcoming Resistance to Get What You Want and Create More Value for Your Company.

2015 162

A To-Do List by Any Other Name

Clutter Coach

by Originally posted 2011-04-19 14:23:57. Republished by Blog Post Promoter A rose by any other name would smell as sweet. ‘Tis true. If it were called bog shrub we would love it just the same. It’s not true for your to-do list, however. A to-do list should have a handful of concrete tasks on it that are related to your projects. Problems start growing when it’s used as a catch-all for everything you have to do. This is a common problem for creative, expansive thinkers.

2015 109

The Job Hunt: Starting Off With A Strong Cover Letter

Dumb Little Man

Suffice to say that your cover letter is one way for a company to get a sneak peek of what you’d be like as a potential employee. Before they even get to your resume, prospective employers read cover letters first, so consider these points on how to write a cover letter and make an effort to prepare a brilliant cover letter! Know to whom you’re talking. Think of your cover letter is a letter of intent.

sme3 Rules For Live Music At Corporate Events

The Small Business Blog

When planning and booking live music for corporate events, as the organiser you will need to ensure you’ve done research and planned your entertainment in conjunction with your venue and needs. Live music, unlike a continuous soundtrack from a playlist, is a far more impressive way to add music to a corporate party or networking… Read the full article here: sme3 Rules For Live Music At Corporate Events on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG.

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What Happened To The Paperless Office?

Office Dynamics

Question: “I’ve been a temporary admin in many different offices since 2009, and I really haven’t noticed the slightest reduction in the amount of paper all over people’s desks, brought out in meetings, and in use all over the office. My boss just mentioned that he’s thinking about starting a ‘paperless office’ initiative, but to me it doesn’t seem necessary or even desired.

2015 147

RedHat CEO: Forget What You Know About Traditional Management

On The Job

Jim Whitehurst, CEO of RedHat, says that if he could give himself advice when he left Delta Air Lines 10 years ago to head up the largest open source software company in the world, it would be this: “When you’re leading high-energy, very capable people, leaders need to think of their role as creating context for others to be successful, rather than directly driving performance.” In other words, butt out and let people do what they do best – but help them understand why the jobs they do matter.

2015 133

Top 10 Confused Words in English [I-L]

Daily Writing Tips

Seven of these ten commonly confused word pairs beginning with the letters I-L are frequent enough to have earned one or more full posts at Daily Writing Tips. You’ll find links at the end of each item. illicit / elicit. Illicit is an adjective meaning, “not allowed by law or social conventions.” Elicit is a verb meaning, “to draw out a reply or reaction.”. imply / infer. Increasing numbers of speakers ignore the distinction between these words, but it remains a useful one.

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Throw The Deep Ball


The National Football League season is just around the corner, and I’m a big fan of the sport. I order the NFL Sunday Ticket so I can watch every Cincinnati Bengals game. I take part in fantasy football. I even shift my work schedule around so that I can watch football , spend time with my family, and still get plenty of work done from September through February. I love football. Football is as strategic as it can be brutal.

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5 Easy & Effective Ways to Neutralize Information Overload

Office Dynamics

Are you stressed with how much information is out there, constantly at the ready to be consumed? Are you suffering from information overload? Here are 5 simple steps that will help you effectively “Neutralize Information Overload” today. Step 1: Don’t read everything that comes to you. You simply can’t absorb everything you think you need to know. Once you admit that, you’ll be better able to prioritize, delegate, or ignore the information that comes your way.

2015 120

3 Rules For Live Music At Corporate Events

The Small Business Blog

When planning and booking live music for corporate events, as the organiser you will need to ensure you’ve done research and planned your entertainment in conjunction with your venue and needs. Live music, unlike a continuous soundtrack from a playlist, is a far more impressive way to add music to a corporate party or networking… Read the full article here: 3 Rules For Live Music At Corporate Events on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG.

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Intrinsic vs. Inherent

Daily Writing Tips

A reader wants guidelines for the use of these two words: I’ve read every explanation I can find but I’m still trying to clarify how to best choose the appropriate context in which to use the word intrinsic versus inherent.”. The adjectives inherent and intrinsic are synonyms. Both convey the idea of an inborn, essential aspect of something, an element that exists within a person or thing because of its very nature.

2015 83

6 Clear Habits from 160 Creative Heroes


Did you know Nikola Tesla drew his blinds so he could work in the dark? Or that Andy Warhol carried art to give to fans he might meet on the street? Those stories are from Mason Currey’s book, Daily Rituals in which Curry has compiled the daily routines from some of history’s greatest creatives. Many other figures from the book have more practical habits. We know that Benjamin Franklin and Isaac Newton were rigorous note takers.

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Employee Appreciation Ideas to Show Your Team Your Gratitude

Office Dynamics

Taking time to appreciate employees is one of the most overlooked tools of quality management. Recognition is one of the most important aspects of any employee’s day-to-day life, and yet so many businesses fail to recognize this. Office Vibe reports that the number one reason people leave their jobs is because they feel unappreciated, and that simply having a manager recognize an employee’s performance increases their engagement by nearly 60 percent.

2015 111

The Coiled Rope And The Snake

Brilliantly Better

Let’s start with a very short story. Please bear with me, it will only go for a minute or two: Imagine you’re walking on a … The post The Coiled Rope And The Snake appeared first on Dragos Roua. Personal Development

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Vis-à-vis Has More Than One Use

Daily Writing Tips

A French borrowing, vis-à-vis [VEEZ-uh-VEE] means literally, “face to face.”. Vis-à-vis as a noun. One meaning of vis-à-vis is “a political or diplomatic counterpart.” For example, a commenter in a Thai political forum refers to the US president as “Putin’s vis-a-vis in the White House.”. Other meanings for vis-à-vis as a noun include “dancing partner,” “person seated opposite,” “conversational partner,” etc.

2015 78

The Productivityist Podcast 52: Everything Evernote with Andrew Sinkov


Want to learn more about what makes Evernote tick? In this episode of The Productivityist Podcast, I have an in-depth conversation with Andrew Sinkov, Vice President of Marketing and Brand at Evernote. We talk about where Evernote has been, where it’s headed, and we even dive into some of the decisions the company has made (and the markets it has entered) over the years. You can listen to the podcast directly by using the player below. Links.

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