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## Three Steps to a New Assertive You

I sat at my desk, fiddling with my pen, clicking the ballpoint in and out repeatedly. Anyone who knew me would have read that as a sure sign of agitation. I tapped the keys of my keyboard and glanced at the clock repeatedly, trying to be obvious – but not…

## What does Professionalism Look like?

What does professionalism look like? Do you “know it when you see it”? Take a look at the images below and sort them into two groups: More Professional and Less Professional. Did you sort all of the people with digital devices into one group or the other? If not –…

## How to Create Shortcuts in Excel by Adding an Excel Macro Button

If you’ve ever repeated the same actions multiple times in a spreadsheet, you’ll benefit from recording a macro to automate those tasks. But, once you have a macro, how do you access it? The easiest way is to add a macro button to your spreadsheet, for which Excel offers three…

## How to Use Excel Chart Templates

How often do you need to insert a favorite chart style, consistent with your prior submission, to maintain a consistent look and feel to your monthly reporting packages? That consistency is one element that increases the appearance of professionalism—especially if it reflects your company’s brand, typography, and color scheme. The…

## Using the Age Formula in Excel to Calculate Age

Have you ever needed to calculate a person’s age from a birthdate in Excel? Or find the number of years since the last audit? Excel includes two functions that perform well: YEARFRAC and DATEDIF. The YEARFRAC Function YEARFRAC gives the number of years between two dates. The FRAC is short…

## Learn How to Subtract in Excel with the Subtract Formula

You have created a report that shows your company’s sales by month. Your boss asks you to add a row that shows the change from the prior month. You need to subtract the prior month’s sales from the current month’s sales. Unfortunately, Excel doesn’t have a SUBTRACT formula. What do…

## 3 Ways to Copy a Formula Down a Column

One of the more tedious tasks in Excel is to copy a formula down an entire column of a report. Not only is it mind-numbing, but it also leaves the opportunity for error if you don’t copy the formula down to exactly the correct cells. For best results, try one…

## Decrease Potentially Fatal Injuries with These Tips

Workers’ Deaths Due to Confined Space.  It’s a lead news story heard several times a year.  According to one report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, there is an average of two deaths each week due to confined spaces.  Confined spaces create a potentially dangerous…

## The Accident Itself Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg

You are moving right along, making great time and there is an iceberg ahead. There is not enough time to avoid it completely, but thanks to your experience you avoid the worst of it. Have you never thought of the historic Titanic when considering accident prevention and workplace safety? Accidents…