Monthly Archives: October 2014

Want to Boost Productivity? Have Employees Read a Book!

Would you like to boost employee confidence? Improve empathy? How about encouraging curiosity and critical thinking across all levels of your organization? What if, in doing so, you could also foster a new sense of community and engagement? Now, imagine if I told you all you needed to do was to have them read books…
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Six Word Selfie

Selfies. Even the word can come off as self-centered. Barely discernable landmarks, oblivious celebrities and current events blur behind odd faces, cocked heads and flashy grins. The word was, for better or worse, added to our lexicon this year, though it’s not always well understood (John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight featured an entire segment called…
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Seven Lessons from Fiction

You can read my mind. It’s true.  Watch: Imagine a desk, cluttered, lit by the hazy glow of a computer monitor and an overhead fluorescent fixture. A slate gray phone barely peeks out from beneath a cascade of file folders and papers. On top of the precarious stack sits a bulky white binder adorned only…
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Calculating Time with Excel Formulas

How often have you looked at your watch and typed the current time into your worksheet? Or tried to convert from one time zone to another and produced an error? Or wondered why a time shows up looking like “0.9285”? Fortunately, these questions are easy to answer once you understand how Excel time formulas work….
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Unleashing the Flexibility of Excel Text Formulas

Data collection is an important part of business. It is customer satisfaction survey results, employee performance assessments, market and industry research, lead generation analysis, or anything that depends on collecting, comparing and seeking relevant information. Unfortunately, depending on the setup and your tools, raw data can be confusing and impossible to share unless everyone speaks…
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3 Easy Formulas to Calculate the Range of Values in Excel

An essential skill any Excel user should know is how to determine the range of values in Excel. Most businesses don’t have time to waste sorting through rows and rows in Excel in order to find the highest and lowest values of revenue, sales, or other information. The difference between the highest and lowest figures…
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