Blogs: Professional Skills

Professional skills give you the power to be a stellar performer. These are often the skills that aren't taught in school, you learn them the hard way over time or you have a mentor that helps you leap ahead in how well you work and build the life you want.

Professional skills blogs include topics such as,

  • Managing up
  • Managing teams
  • Personal productivity
  • Project management
  • Work Life Balance

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Professional Skills

Professional Skills

The Happy Secret to More Productive Work
As a consultant or solo-professional you must be able to capture your audience and communicate your ideas and objectives. This[...]
A Guide to Burnout: What It Is, and How to Overcome It
You are not alone. Burnout is a common condition among professional business people. A Gallop survey found that 2.7 million[...]
Do You Know the Best Ways to Handle Criticism?
Shavon Lindley interviewed more than 150 rising female leaders. One of the six pillars of leadership she found was Owning[...]
Do You Set Up Your Teams for Checklist Failure? 6 Steps to Checklist Success
Checklists reduce death rates in hospitals by almost half, yet most hospitals fail when trying to use them. You might[...]
The Best Excel Checklist
One of the best things consultants can do for a company is transmit the best practices they have learned from[...]
How to Think and Write More Clearly using Four Word and PowerPoint Shortcut Keys and One Menu Choice
After writing 27 books and a bazillion PowerPoint slides I’ve learned the best way for me to write is just[...]
Do You Have What It Takes? The Skills 1,261 Recruiters Value Most
Bloomberg Business reporters Francesca Levy and Christopher Cannon completed the Bloomberg annual survey of which job skills are most valued[...]
Time and Project Management for Consultants with an Advanced Gantt Chart in Excel
If you are a consultant who is managing projects and tasks you have to have a Gantt chart. While consultants[...]
Get More Work Done – Focus with the Pomodoro Technique
The age of being a proud multi-tasker has come and gone! Brain function and task efficiency research show that multi-tasking[...] Delayed – to Iceland and Back
What a month! I apologize to you for not getting tips to you that could help your careers. I’ve got[...]