Putting Your Organization’s Core Values into Practice

Strategy

Don’t just post Core Values in a frame and hang them on the wall! Executives and managers should live by the Core Values and watch for alignment between the Core Values and behavior. Click here to read “Values? Do we need them? Ask United Airlines.” Click here to learn how to create a Value Statement […]

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14 Top Tips for a SWOT Analysis that Works

Strategy , Top Tips

A good SWOT Analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats/Trends) identifies factors that impact your Strategic Business Objective, tactic, project, or product. Use these tips to make sure your SWOT is BETTER THAN GOOD! If you already consider yourself experienced with conducting SWOT Analysis, check tips 8, 10, 11, 12, and 13 for tips that may be […]

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19 Top Tips on Excel’s IF Functions and Formulas

Excel - Functions and Formulas , Top Tips

Excel’s IF function makes If…Then… decisions in your workbook formulas. The IF function and its variations are a must if you want to build powerful worksheets that go beyond simple math or financial calculations. If you already consider yourself an IF function expert, you might want to check Tips 7, 9, 13, 14, and 19 […]

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Does Success Bring Happiness or Happiness Bring Success?

Professional Expertise

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

Professional Expertise

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?

Professional Expertise

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 Productivity , Top Tips

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

Goals and Objectives

SMART goals are well-defined goals that can be personal or business focused. 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

Problem Solving Decision Making

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 , Excel - Formatting and Reports , 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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