March 20, 2014

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Happy People Plan…

Happy people plan actions; they don’t plan results. -Denis Waitley March 20th is International Day of Happiness. Hope everyone had a bit of happiness today!

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February 16, 2014

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The Difference Between The Impossible And The Possible

The first step in tackling an “impossible” challenge is deciding whether you want to tackle it. That first decision is the start of the determination needed to see you through any set-backs or misdirections as you work toward the goal. If you are leading others, your determination will help keep them going. Take a deep […]

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February 2, 2014

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Just A Little Respect

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Some of the best managers I have worked with were renowned around the office for their straight-forward honesty. They mostly directed it toward a situation, but if you dropped the ball they would call you on it in a matter-of-fact way. More importantly, they expected the same honesty from you, particularly if something went wrong. […]

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January 26, 2014

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How To Use Kanban To Get Organized At Home

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In January many of us resolve to get more organized at home and try to bring some more sanity to our busy lives. Last year, a designer on my team gave me the ultimate compliment: she and her boyfriend were using my Scrum-ban-plan board at home.  She has become such an enthusiast of using the […]

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January 24, 2014

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Why I Participate In Blogging Events

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I have set aside this weekend to invest in my blogs by participating in two blog events: Bloggiesta and Bi-annual Blogathon Bash. Although neither this blog nor my personal blog is a source of income for me, I look forward to these weekends. These events are an opportunity to devote some time to learning something […]

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January 19, 2014

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Do You Know Your Reputation?

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Do you know your reputation? While it is your character that truly counts, your reputation at work influences decisions that may affect your career, such as what team you work with or what project you are assigned. However, this does not mean you need to be obsessed with your reputation every moment of the day. Instead, your […]

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