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More Soft Skills for Success

As I’ve written before, you need more than “hard” – job specific – skills to raise your level of productivity and success. You also need “soft” skills, like the Emotional Control, Decision-Making, and Communication skills I wrote about here. People have asked…

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Tips on Self-Management

Working as you are toward greater productivity and success, it’s important that you make the most of all the resources available. What you may not realize, however, is that one of your primary resources is you. Accordingly, self-management is a critical skill…

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Time for Strategy

As you may know, I’ve been thinking and writing a great deal about specific techniques and methods to be more productive and successful. And that’s all good. But it’s not enough. Most often, the largest contributor to productivity and success is sensible…

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Building a Time Mosaic

Most time management and productivity advice centers around working more effectively and prioritizing your most important tasks, projects, and goals. I agree with all of that, as I have written in my book: How to Organize Your Work and Your Life. The…

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Standing Up to Dominators

It’s a fact of life that some of the world’s most productive, decisive, influential, and successful people are also “dominators,” people who are supremely self-confident, direct (or even blunt), hyper-assertive, and too-often impatient with others. While people with these personality traits are…

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Jog Your Memory

It pays to be mentally sharp. The more facts and figures you have at your fingertips, the more you know about specific situations, the more you recall past experiences and outcomes, the easier time you will have understanding the problems and opportunities…

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Building More Trust

In a previous post, I wrote about the importance of building trust, and I mentioned various ways to do this, including cultivating such traits as: honesty, closeness, and exhibiting trustworthy words and deeds. On thinking more about building trust, I’ve realized since…

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Solving Some People Problems

As I’ve suggested more than once, your level of productivity and success is intimately tied up with the people around you, and with the ways you’re able to interact with them. Their preferences and characteristics help to shape your experiences and opportunities.…

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