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Adept Leadership: How Continuous Growth and Development Cultivates Productivity

Change is an inescapable reality. Perhaps there’s no other entity that can genuinely attest to this than a business. Sometimes, change comes from within, in one’s attempt to improve. At other times, it’s external, in the form of new market preferences, competitor landscape, or government regulations.  Today, the change is wrapped in a crisis. The...

How to Focus to Achieve Your 2020 Resolutions

In today’s overflow of media and the latest information, it can be easy to get distracted and even overwhelmed on a daily basis. Productivity is key to achieving the resolutions you set (what feels like oh, so long ago,) but how can you maintain the focus and energy needed every day to achieve them? It...

5 Methods to Gain Project Schedule Buy-In

“Dear Elizabeth: I am working with a group of very knowledgeable subject matter experts. They have 15-20+ years of experience in the field, many of those years in our company. We cannot deliver our technology project without them. They are experts in the field, but they are really bad at forecasting time, work effort, and...

Managing Project Delays in the COVID-19 Age

Projects can get delayed for many reasons from third party suppliers failing to deliver on time, to poor communication between project stakeholders sometimes the deliverables are simply not realistic within the project constraints. Then there are the unpredictable and devastating external factors like COVID-19 that disrupt on an unprecedented scale. Countless projects have been delayed...

How Music Helps You Stay Productive During Social Distancing

It’s probably safe to assume that you’re aware of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) as well as the worldwide push for social distancing. You can’t go see your family, your friends, or any live music — but what you can do is make the most out of your time. If that seems impossible now, don’t worry....

6 Common Errors (And How to Prevent Them) While Working Remotely

Working remotely offers some fantastic benefits, but you have to balance these with the responsibility to manage your time effectively and to be productive. For all the digital technology available that enables you to work remotely, there are still some common mistakes that can impede you from being as productive as you might have hoped....

Working Remote: 3 Ways to Make it Fun

Having been given a temporary break from the ‘time tax’ of pre-crisis commutes and the physical separation of a traditional office, my wife Sue and I have built time into our workdays for morning coffee and afternoon walks. On one such walk this week, she remarked, “We are lucky, aren’t we?” My initial response was...

Working Remote: Fortunate or Frustrated with Family

While working from home, a shocking reality has emerged for many of us as we share space not designed for — or intended as — our fulltime office. How will we navigate this new reality? Are we doomed to daily frustration or fortunate to spend more time with those who love we most — even...

Working Remote: An Opportunity in the Void

Growing commute distances, the ever-rising cost of office space, and a concerted effort to reduce emissions to better protect the environment have all motivated a gradual movement to work from home. Luckily, technological advancements in the last ten years have enabled remote work to become a viable option — and the preferred option to many....

The Top 5 Articles for Those New to Remote Work

In response to the ever-growing threat of COVID-19, many companies around the globe are asking employees to transition from full-time in-office to full-time remote. And while not every person’s job function is able to accommodate the switch, those in roles that can have largely (and rapidly) adopted this practice as their new normal. At first...

4 Common Pitfalls to Avoid When Implementing OKRs

These days, many business leaders are laser-focused on goals. Organizations don’t just want to have broad goals that only top-level personnel are aware of — they want to set, track, and measure goals across the entire company. That’s where the concept of Objectives and Key Results (or OKRs) comes into play.  OKRs are a goal-setting...

Top 5 Tips for Going Remote

I recently made the leap from commuting 2.5 hours a day to a 15-second commute to my home office. Telecommuting or “going remote” can be a dream for some and a challenge for others previously acclimated to office life. Working remote may seem like an employee’s Nirvanna but it isn’t about working in shorts while...

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