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Category: Personal Development & Productivity

The Basic Rules of Email

Disagree with me if you like, but I believe the first basic skill you must master at work is managing your email. If you are not in control of your
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How to stall when answering a question

How To Stall For Time When Answering a Question

It’s one of the most common situations in business. You’re focused on a specific task in front of you, intent to finish on time, and someone comes along to ask
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HALT before a bad decision

Before You Make a Bad Decision, HALT

If you’re worried you’re going to make a bad decision, HALT.  Or more specific, H.A.L.T. Of course we’re all like to make a good decision, but sometimes we’re human.  It’d
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The Art of Wastebasketry

The Art of Wastebasketry

The Art of Wastebasketry is an article I’ve had since the Dawn of Time, but I have no idea where it came from or how I received it. While the
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How To Deal with Procrastination

There’s a certain irony in my delay writing a post on procrastination. Procrastination is the act – some say ‘art’ – of delaying or postponing tasks or jobs. It’s often
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The Johari Window

One of the simplest and most useful tools you’ll come across in business is the Johari Window. Devised by American psychologists Joseph Luft and Harry Ingham in 1955 while researching
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10 Ways To Harness Your Subconscious

Being creative isn’t always about what’s right in front of you. More often than not, being creative means learning to harness both your common sense and your unconscious thinking to work more
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The Little Voice in The Back Of Your Head

In every conversation, there are two voices. The first voice is what you hear from the other party. The second voice – one that is often louder, more persistent, and
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