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Managing messages … SharePoint libraries … Non-Teams videoconferencing
Hyperlinks make great bookmarks … Sharing access to your files is not an all or nothing proposition … A more useful view in Slides
If you’re in a hurry, how does a full charge in 13 minutes sound? Maybe your phone could even charge just by being practically anywhere in your car.
Communication is at the core of business and relationships. Good or bad, it will impact relationships, productivity and revenue. Here are some catalysts and cures for communication crises.

3 leadership myths

July 2, 2020 Categorized in: Personal Development

Stop believing these three damaging myths, which have even confident people convinced they aren’t personally fit to lead.
Question: “I have been asked by a potential employer to record a 3-minute video to introduce myself, explaining my goals and why I would be a good fit. Eek! I’ve never done this before and I’m very stiff on camera. Any tips on how to make myself seem more real and personable?”
Reconsider the timing of your emails … Keep a copy of your original job description … What is the smallest country in the world? … How’s your Elvish? … Ever get the impression the numbering of the U.S. interstate highways isn’t just random?
You can learn from your failures—but how do you go about it? Start with three questions you can ask to guide your efforts.

Resilience trumps misfortune

June 10, 2020 Categorized in: Personal Development

Resilience, the “ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change” (Merriam-Webster), allows you to navigate between extremes when things get tough, as in these four situations.
As we have been dealing with and continue to deal with the COVID-19 crisis, building resilience is vital. But also, once this is over, you will need this important skillset.
Question: I have an 18-month gap on my résumé from a layoff and am not sure how to present it in a good light. Did you ever have one of these pesky gaps?

Sound Bites: June ’20

June 1, 2020 Categorized in: Personal Development

When you have to deal with an irate customer or colleague, try this strategy … Be sure the person with whom you’re talking is comfortable with your note-taking … Before you make that end-of-the-day phone call … Take the lead in answering concerns … Why QWERTY?
Everyone is rejected from time to time, and you will be, too. However, handle rejection the right way and you can create future opportunities for yourself. Follow this advice to make the most of rejection.