Does Success Bring Happiness or Happiness Bring Success?

Career , Work-Life Balance

In what may be the funniest of TED talks, author and psychologist Shawn Achor presents the idea that the most commonly held formula for success is wrong. “If we work hard, we will be more successful, and if we are more successful, then we will be happy.” Shawn says that recent discoveries in the field […]

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A Guide to Burnout: What It Is, and How to Overcome It

Work-Life Balance

You are not alone. Burnout is a common condition among professional business people. A Gallop survey found that 2.7 million workers in Germany reported symptoms of burnout. Another survey found 30% of UK-based HR directors felt their companies had widespread burnout. The effects are serious. These tips from multiple blogs and high-performance people such as […]

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Do You Know the Best Ways to Handle Criticism?

Communication Skills

Shavon Lindley interviewed more than 150 rising female leaders. One of the six pillars of leadership she found was Owning Her Feedback. In this article, Shavon gives actionable advice on how to work with feedback and criticism at work. There’s a lot in here I wish I had known in my early career. It is […]

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Get Max Productivity from these Windows 10 Tricks

Time Management and Personal Productivity

My son goes to a technology high school where they build robots, do experiments with DNA, and play with stuff that was science fiction when I was in school. He is part of a cabal that trades tips on how to use Windows 10 to its max. His fingers fly across his Windows 10 laptop, […]

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Top 12 Tips for Success with Your SMART Goals

SMART Goals , Time Management and Personal Productivity , Top Tips

SMART goals clearly define personal goals and the results of business projects. These tips will help you create, write, and achieve your SMART goals. 1. SMART Stand for… Specific Specify the goal in concise and precise terms Make it short and memorable so it is clear Measurable Success must be clearly measurable Set measurable mid-stage […]

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Use an Excel-Based Decision Matrix for Critical Decisions

Decision Making , Excel

Prioritizing, justifying, and documenting decisions are easier when you use an Excel-based decision matrix. However, there are a few rules that will make this work better for you. For clarity, this description and the downloadable Excel sheet show a set of prioritized projects. You can use this method to prioritizing or deciding between many types […]

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Top 26 Best Excel Conditional Formatting Tips and Tutorial

Excel , Formatting , Top Tips

Conditional formatting in Excel applies formatting to cells when the cell’s content meets specific conditions, such as the content being greater than a number you specify. These top 26 best tips on Excel conditional formatting begin with the basics tips and progress to advanced tips, like using conditional formatting to find errors, using wildcard matches […]

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Top 16 Best Excel Function and Formula Tips Every Excel User Should Know

Excel , Formulas , Functions , Top Tips

These are the top 16 Excel function and formula tips every Excel user at any level of experience should know. Even “experts” can learn new tricks or combine old tricks to work faster and more efficiently. As you scan these tips keep a “beginner’s mind.” A beginner’s mind helps you see new opportunities and insights. […]

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Top 23 Excel Formatting Tips

Excel , Formatting , Top Tips

These are the top 23 best tips on Excel formatting taken from research on top-ranked Excel websites and judged by 30 years of using Excel (back when it came on about 14 diskettes). Even if you consider yourself an Excel expert, you should keep a “beginner’s mind” as you scan this list of 23 Excel […]

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Top 21 VLOOKUP Tips and Tricks

Excel , Formulas , Functions , Top Tips

Use VLOOKUP to find and retrieve data from an Excel list. This list of the top 21 best VLOOKUP tips will take you from novice to master in retrieving data from Excel lists. You can use VLOOKUP to, Look up prices, names, or regions from a list Use one item to find related items in […]

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