Are You Procrastinating? Try Breaking It Down

June 25, 2015

There are many reasons we procrastinate. One of the main reasons is that the task at hand seems too overwhelming or difficult. It’s only a matter of getting started, but if a task seems too big and overwhelming, you don’t know where to start. The way out of this situation is to break the task […]

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Setting Priorities Effectively – Proactive vs. Reactive Tasks

June 25, 2015

In his book The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey identifies two types of tasks – proactive and reactive. The difference between these types of tasks, he says, is crucial to how we set priorities. In order to run a business or organization smoothly, you need a mix of proactive and reactive tasks […]

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The First Minutes Count Most – How You Start Your Day Matters

June 25, 2015

What’s the first thing you do each day when you sit down at your desk and get started? They say it matters because it sets the whole tone of your day. ‘They’ means productivity experts, freelancers, online entrepreneurs and other solo workers who need to make each minute count. Among them, it’s a bit of […]

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How to Break the Bad News

June 25, 2015

Communicating well is hard enough to do, but what about when you need to tell someone terrible news? It requires extra sensitivity on the part of the news-breaker and sometimes the reaction you receive isn’t good. Here are some tips on how to give someone bad news. Process First Make sure you’ve processed the bad […]

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Common Email Communication Mistakes

June 25, 2015

Email makes it easier for us to communicate with each other, but in a way it presents new challenges. An email message can’t convey the tone of your voice, your facial expression, or other types of body language. Because of this, the meaning of your message can be lost or misunderstood. Here are some tips […]

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Business Communication – How Effective Are Your Meetings?

June 25, 2015

Meetings can be valuable or they can be a total waste of time. Much of a meeting’s value depends on the level of communication that goes on. Effective business communication skills help every aspect of your business, including meetings. Here are a few simple tips to open up the lines of communication and make your […]

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Handling Workplace Conflict

June 25, 2015

It’s inevitable: when you have human beings and make them work together each day, there are going to be conflicts. Dealing with these workplace conflicts is a major challenge. How they’re handled can have long-ranging effects, both good and bad. A great deal has been written on this subject, but here are some general do’s […]

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7 Tips for Making Better Presentations

June 25, 2015

It’s hard to give presentations. Nearly everyone thinks so, and even the people you know who are great at it certainly weren’t when they first started. To learn how to give great presentations, it just takes practice and experience. With enough experience, it becomes second nature. Here are seven tips to help you along as […]

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