Personal Development

Expressing gratitude or saying “thank you” to your boss does have a few best practices … Die, formatting, die! … Need new foliage ideas for the desk?
There’s an ongoing need to strengthen computing practices and stay vigilant against cyber attacks—up 600% due to COVID-19 (now aptly referred to as the “cyberdemic”). Emails and passwords are especially prime targets for hackers. Use these tips to stay safe.
Ever listen to a long-winded blabbermouth? Don’t be like that person. To gauge whether you need to scale back on your talking, consider these questions.

Sound Bites: March ’21

February 24, 2021 Categorized in: Personal Development

“It” is the key … Don’t ask a question only to answer it … Offer better advice … If you’re feeling overwhelmed by too many meetings, analyze them … Now that’s tiny type!

Say ‘No’ and feel guilt-free

February 10, 2021 Categorized in: Personal Development

You can’t please everyone all the time—which means you’d better learn how to turn down requests from employees, peers, and business associates. Refuse graciously by following these guidelines.
Q: “Our office keeps several over-the-counter medications on hand if someone in the office should have a headache, indigestion, etc. But now I’m wondering if this is a good idea because of possible liability issues. Can you tell me if we’re safe in keeping a drawer of these meds if someone should ask for them?” – Linda, Oregon
Question: Unlike most people in my office, I’m really skittish about coming to work in snowy or icy weather. I’d feel inadequate and judged if I ever called out when others have not, but I get a pit in my stomach when I see the streets becoming slippery and dangerous. What should I do?

1-Minute Strategies: March ’21

February 3, 2021 Categorized in: Personal Development

Keep a junk email address … Ease hand and wrist tightening … Before you choose a cleaning company …  Take a closer look at signature lines … Some like it hot (and healthy) … Remember the penny loafer?

Adding diagrams to Google Slides

January 6, 2021 Categorized in: Personal Development

To add a diagram to a presentation in Google Slides, click the Insert dropdown button and choose Diagram.
For a busy professional, it can be rare—and a huge relief—when the stars align and a lighter workday affords you some breathing room. But too much breathing room can be its own problem.
How can we reignite passion, productivity and success when we’ve “lost that lovin’ feeling”? Developing self-discipline is key.

Apps outside the ecosystem

January 6, 2021 Categorized in: Personal Development

Productivity platform providers like Google and Microsoft have begun to embrace the use of these tools and make it easier to integrate them with the standard offerings for documents, presentations, spreadsheets and email.
What do you do when you simply feel overwhelmed by a project? How do you keep yourself from stressing out completely?