Author: maudience

10 Productivity Stats That Will Surprise You

The Bureau of Labor Statistics found that Americans spend more time at work than they do sleeping. Not all of that time at the office is well-spent, though. Here are 10 productivity statistics that will surprise you:   Two full workdays That’s the amount of time we devote to Facebook on a monthly basis. A cross platform media …

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5 Traits Of Outstanding Project Managers

The following is a guest post from Joana Müller, one of our team’s talented project managers. In my career, I have worked with many fellow project managers across various industries. My observations on how project managers can be the linchpin for the failure or success of a given project can be summed up in five …

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4 Tips For Giving More Constructive Feedback

Whether it’s a performance review for one of your direct reports, the latest logo redesign mockup from your in-house agency or even just a friend’s request that you take a look at her resume, everyday opportunities to provide feedback are plentiful. Offering truly useful feedback, however, is both an art and a science. If you …

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Why Smart Marketing Leaders Spend Money To Save Time

A recent piece in The New York Times proclaimed that researchers have discovered it’s possible to buy happiness. The catch is that you need to spend your cash on time-saving resources vs. material goods. To wit: “Researchers surveyed more than 6,000 people in four countries and also ran an experiment, giving people $40 for two …

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How To Delegate Like A True Boss

Being good at delegation can be the difference between leading a productive team of enthusiastic, motivated employees who feel valued and trying to manage a disorganized burned-out group where some members feel overburdened and others feel neglected. Your team’s productivity and happiness depends on how well you’re able to structure their workload and play to …

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How Time Tracking Can Help You Become A Better Team Leader

Time tracking gets a bad rap, conjuring up images of workplaces where the clock takes precedence over the individual employee and doing more in fewer hours, no matter the toll on workers, is of paramount importance. Once you’re able to get past any knee-jerk negative associations, however, there is real value in time tracking, especially …

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Debbie Millman On Why Creative Leaders Need Courage More Than Confidence

Debbie Millman is a designer, artist, author, educator, CMO of Sterling Brands and host of Design Matters, the world’s first and longest-running podcast on design. As President Emeritus of AIGA, one of five women to hold the position in the organization’s 100-year history, and one of the most influential designers working today as named by …

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