Category Archives for "Professional Skills"

Driving Your Career with a Personal SWOT Analysis

Professional Skills

At work we often go to great lengths to analyze, plan, do, and review. Then we get home, relax, and coast. We all need time to renew, rebuild and connect with friends and loved ones. But, what if we took some of our analytic ability and business tools and applied it to our own careers […]

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Excel’s Four Quadrant – Matrix Model Chart : Don’t Make a Decision without It!

Professional Skills

The Four Quadrant or Matrix Model is one the most valuable and widely used tools for decision making. The related article shows you how to create the two most used types using Excel charts. This article has short descriptions of a few famous Four Quadrant – Matrix Model charts.  You can’t be a successful consultant […]

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Get More Work Done – Focus with the Pomodoro Technique

Productivity , Professional Skills

The age of being a proud multi-tasker has come and gone! Brain function and task efficiency research show that multi-tasking and being open to interruption makes tasks take longer and produces lower quality results. For effective professional productivity you need to focus. Personally, I’ve found my brain distracts itself by continually thinking of new ideas […]

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CriticalToSuccess.com Delayed – to Iceland and Back

Professional Skills

What a month! I apologize to you for not getting tips to you that could help your careers. I’ve got a stack of helpful tips and tools that I wasn’t able to get to, but now I can start publishing again. It has been an amazing thirty days. Have you ever been hit by one […]

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Connect! How to Use Data and Digital Marketing to Create Lifetime Customers

Professional Skills

I’ve enjoyed writing books and I think I’ve written some that have helped thousands of people, but this book was both a lot of fun, I got to work with two great co-authors, Lars Petersen and Chris Nash, and this book will change the world of marketing.   Connect is the marketer’s guide to becoming […]

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Creating Dynamic Excel Timelines That Scroll

Excel , Professional Skills

Last week’s newsletter described how to create a static event timeline in an Excel chart. In this article you’ll learn how to make the timeline dynamic so you can scroll the timeline through a database of events or project due dates. Timelines are great for project management in Excel, event management, and editorial or marketing […]

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Create an Excel Timeline Chart to Manage Your Projects and Events

Excel , Professional Skills

Excel timeline charts are a great tool in any professional’s toolkit. You can insert Excel timelines in your Excel workbooks where you manage projects, show resources and expenses, schedule marketing events, etc. They make communication and detection of conflicts much easier. In the following article you’ll learn how to make a static timeline. In the […]

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