Author Archives: Columbia Books, LLC

Format Efficient Progress Reports

Spend less time updating your boss about the status of your team’s projects. Continue reading

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What Would You Choose: Money or More Flexibility?

A recent survey found that most people would prefer more flexibility and free time over money. Continue reading

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When the Biggest Problem is the People

A day in a dysfunctional office can feature more drama than a soap opera: coworker conflict, gum-flapping gossips, turf wars that are entrenched in the culture and demanding divas of either gender, just to name a few. Continue reading

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Shorten Rambling, Unproductive Phone Calls

Use these phrases to keep phone calls under 10 minutes. Continue reading

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Is Your Brand Helping or Hurting You As You Climb Your Way to the Top? 5 Ways You Could Be Destroying Your Promotion Opportunities

Here are five of the biggest personal branding mistakes that might be holding you back. Continue reading

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Provide Foolproof Instructions

When staffers follow instructions correctly the first time, their productivity soars and your
frustration level drops. Continue reading

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Don’t Let Good Ideas Die

Leaders who focus solely on “the next big thing” may pass by numerous employees’ suggestions and solutions. Continue reading

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Remembering All Those We Lost on 9/11/01

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5 Rules for Becoming an Intellectual Maverick

No matter how well our lives may be going, many of us seem to be at our wit’s end when it comes to attaining that next level of success, but there is a solution to this challenge, says world-traveling entrepreneur Julian Pencilliah. Continue reading

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5 Tips for Working With a Disorganized Boss

Working with a forgetful, disorganized supervisor is challenging and reduces your productivity. Ease your frustration by implementing these tactics: Continue reading

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