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How to Say It: Phrases for a Performance Appraisal





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Performance appraisals can create stress for supervisors, particularly when you need to provide corrective feedback. Even the most experienced managers can find themselves at a loss for words during the conversation.  Here are some phrases to help engage the employee in a two-way dialogue. “The ABC Project was a key area of focus for you […]

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Bringing the Outside In: Teams and External Awareness





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When we talk about teamwork, we often focus on internal dynamics: goal setting, communication, leadership and process. It is equally important, however, to build team skills in political savvy and external awareness. These skills help the team scan their environment for new information, and prepare key stakeholders for future steps associated with the team’s work. […]

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6 Ways to Be More Productive





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The best way to manage our time in the workplace isn’t necessarily to have a more comprehensive schedule, but instead to have a smarter schedule. The real trick is to make sure you have the energy and attention to deal with all your tasks. Here are some tips to help you do just that:

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How Can You Manage Your Time Better?





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One of the best approaches to time management is to acknowledge that no one can do everything. Yet, many time management trainers still focus on schedules and productivity instead of prioritization, energy and coping with distractions. The truth is that time is limited and you are a finite resource. The effort to “keep up” can […]

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Time Management Without the Clock





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We all want to be productive in the workplace, right?  This means days filled with tasks that are all considered “top priority.” If you’re like me, you may be good at creating task lists, but do you know how much time to devote to each task?  If I’m so organized, why am I still leaving […]

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