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Improve Communication with Myers-Briggs

The Myers-Briggs personality types are 16 combinations of 8 categories: Extraversion or Introversion – how you gain energy (from people -or- time alone) Judging or Perceiving – how you organize (with order -or- flexibility) Thinking or Feeling – how you

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Kanban with Keep

I’ve tried many ways of managing projects, but recently became interested in the kanban method. I wanted to experiment with it, but did not wish to download a new app to try, and I wasn’t sold on the idea of

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GREAT Skills

A gap commonly occurs when employers fail to find employees with the soft skills they are looking for in the workforce. Why? because the skills that are most in demand in the workplace are not often taught. We can change this! The

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Development Plans Are Not Just for Work

While Performance Plans for work may be called a Personal Development Plan, work is only one small part of personal development. To make a plan for personal development, try the Life Area Energy Level Gauge to see which life areas

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7 Work Smarter Principles

I recently finished “Great at Work” by Morten T Hansen, who illustrates with examples and research 7 principles for working smarter. I was most interested in the first part of the book, which covers mastering your own work. The second

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What the Brain Wants

Emily and Paul are just trying to get some work done. But they don’t do it very well until they learn to understand their brains. Author David Rock uses their stories to illustrate how the brain works in the fascinating book “Your Brain

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The Perils of Criticism

I have a confession to make: I sometimes rather enjoy a well-written snarky movie review. Like this one about Jupiter Ascending that made me laugh out loud. And this one about Fifty Shades of Grey. Opinions will vary and viewpoints

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Whole Life Fitness

Whole Life Fitness is a fun and simple way to develop strengths in all dimensions. It’s  personal development for busy people. The world faces an energy crisis. Levels of engagement at work are abysmally low (only 29% in the U.S.

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Making Ideas Happen (Book Notes)

Why is it so hard to finish what we start? I don’t know about you, but I have an incomplete project or two around. The initial enthusiasm begins to fade as the work goes on and difficulties occur. Distractions crop

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It’s Not Just Who You Know (Book Review)

“It’s Not Just Who You Know” by Tommy Spaulding is the May choice of the 12 Books group at Goodreads. The author starts out strong with engaging stories that describe how the relationships he developed helped him to overcome a

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