1-Minute Strategies: October ’19

September 5, 2019 Categorized in: Personal Development

When not to say thanks … Where the heck did circus peanuts come from? … Ever looked closely at the Coca Cola logo?
Is there an easy way to move an entire folder to someone else’s OneDrive? … What’s the best way to move things from Google Drive to OneDrive? … Is it better to use OneDrive or SharePoint to share files?
When Microsoft released the Surface with its small, light size, touch-screen capability, hard drive and ability to use peripheral devices connected by USB to the device or through a docking station, the iPad started to get a run for its money as a business tablet device.

Sound Bites: September ’19

September 1, 2019 Categorized in: Personal Development

3 phrases that are major ego-strokers … A strategy to quiet nonstop talkers AND encourage the quiet ones … Can you trademark a scent?
Follow these suggestions when you’re on the receiving end of destructive criticism.

Defeat smartphone addiction

August 1, 2019 Categorized in: Personal Development

Jane Burnett, writing at Ladders, offers some tips for avoiding the trap that everyone seems to have fallen into.
Recent scientific findings have shown that walking is great for your brain. Need even more reasons to consider adding walking to your daily routine? Here are some more.
“Every suitcase represents a problem that can be picked up and lugged around with you all day. Most people can’t help themselves but to pick up a couple. And the suitcases weigh us down.”
My office has a shared printer station. Any of you familiar with the scenarios below, please join me on this journey … my journey of rage.

Beware overapplying for jobs

August 1, 2019 Categorized in: Advancement

Cheryl Hyatt of Hyatt-Fennell Executive Search recruits senior-administrative professionals. Here’s her advice on the job application process.

You are your business card

August 1, 2019 Categorized in: Personal Development

They began as calling cards, a 15th century Chinese invention to state one’s intention to visit. You can now scan and file your business cards with your phone, and electronic versions are rising up to replace the manufacture and exchange of paper goods. To make sure yours is memorable, start with these basic tips.
Evaluate your avatar … Wait, those weren’t real dinosaurs? … You’re not really high up at all! … The real Mr. Darcy … First (animals) in flight

Sound Bites: August ’19

August 1, 2019 Categorized in: Personal Development

If one of your employees is recovering in the hospital, what should you, as his or her boss, do? … No need to rub it in when an email sender forgets the attachment … String theory: A technique for reinforcing teamwork … The true story behind SOS