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Tips & Co. #493- So Little Time

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Are all hours created equal? On our watches, yes, but not necessarily in our minds: Upcoming events may alter the way we think about and use the prece...
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Tips & Co. #270 - At the last minute

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It’s never good to do things at the last minute. You are powered by urgency and adrenaline.  It's loaded with risk and extra expense.  It is...
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Tips & Co. #255 - It takes 64 seconds


It takes 64 seconds to retrieve your train of thought after an interruption by an e-mail. (T. Jackson, PhD, Loughborough University) That means if you...
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1846 lectures

Tips & Co. #239 - 2 steps when feeling overwhelmed

Tips & Co. #239 - 2 steps when feeling overwhelmed
When feeling overwhelmed, it’s tempting to respond by working harder. But humans are "cyclical" so working more doesn’t just make you miserable, it ma...
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Tips & Co. #235 - Short-term gain, long-term pain

Tips & Co. #235 - Short-term gain, long-term pain
When decisions aren’t made, procrastination kicks in, nothing gets done and time is wasted. Avoidance uses up more time than actually making the decis...
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2307 lectures

Tips & Co. #226 - The never-ending team meetings

Tips & Co. #226 - The never-ending team meetings
Although you may not be in a position to have control of a meeting, you can always have control of your own time. The next time you are asked to atten...
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2563 lectures

Tips & Co. #223 - When saying "NO" is too difficult

Tips & Co. #223 - When saying "NO" is too difficult
Are you always saying "yes" to everyone else’s priorities instead of focusing on yours? You can’t protect your time unless you know how to decline req...
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2134 lectures

Tips & Co. #221 - The speedy email

Tips & Co. #221 - The speedy email
Try spending a few minutes organizing your thoughts before you begin writing that email. Though it will take a few minutes longer to do this, it will ...
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2024 lectures

Achieving Objectives - Going Beyond New Year's Resolutions!

Achieving Objectives - Going Beyond New Year's Resolutions!
The New Year is when many of us step back, take a good look at our lives and careers, and resolve to change things for the better.  We make a lis...
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Tips & Co. #193 - Create a new morning routine

Research shows that chronic workplace stress typically begins at the beginning of the workday and then escalates as the day progresses. Interrupt the ...
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Tips & Co. #191- Rearranging our prejudices

"A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices..."  - William James
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Tips & Co. #190 - Generate a positive impression

We all know the importance of first impressions. We also know that we will never have a second chance to make a good first impression and that impress...
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Tips & Co. #189 - Do you have a "serviçocentriste" attitude?

Do you demonstrate your interest in the client?Do you ask the right questions and do you listen carefully?Are you patient, understanding and helpful?A...
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2134 lectures

Tips & Co. #184 - To reduce our worries

A theory states that doing anything over and over again gets you bored fast (like riding an elevator up and down again and again). You can do the same...
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The Routine that Hinders our Effectiveness

The Routine that Hinders our Effectiveness
Despite your willingness, efforts, and your engagement to be effective, you will simply not succeed! Days come by and all look the same. You get in to...
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Tips & Co. #173 - Engage in play

Playing unleashes creativity and innovation. It allows us to relax and energizes us, which helps us to discover new ways of thinking and solving probl...
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3142 lectures

Tips & Co. #172 - Loving working

The distinction between "Loving your work" and "Loving working." "I love my work" refers to enjoying the activity and the work itself. "I love to work...
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Tips & Co. #158 - Minimize interruptions

Check emails only at predetermined specific times, so that your workflow is not continually interrupted by new email notifications.
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Tips & Co. #154 - A State of Mind

Efficiency is not always something we DO, but something we ARE. Efficiency is a state of mind. 
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Tips & Co. #150 - A Matter of Time

In a time where we are all in a rush and everything moves quickly, the clientele demands that service be rendered quicker and quicker. The keyword is ...
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Tips & Co. #148 - Focusing on Opportunities

There will always be obstacles (Challenges, deadlines, limited resources, and people working against you), and there will always be opportunities (New...
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Tips & Co. #146 - Autopilot Mode

In our work environment we are constantly submerged by information, solicitations, requests (pop-ups, interruptions, ringers, bips...) much of it is u...
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Tips & Co. #145 - Useless Emails

Do not bombard your collaborators with useless email. If your exchanges go over three emails, think about changing your communication channel. A phone...
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2767 lectures

Tips & Co. #144 - Measuring Success

Start measuring success in terms of time management – not your daily level of « busy-ness » but by determining important tasks accomplished and your p...
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2195 lectures

Tips & Co. #140 - Achievement and Success

Achievement is not success. Achievement is a succession of failures and successes. Both teach us essential lessons and have their value. Succeeding is...
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Tips & Co. #135 - More Time

It’s impossible to find "more" time! If you need time to do something important, you’ll have to make time by eliminating some activities that are of l...
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2218 lectures

Being Assertive - It's All About Respect!


Assertiveness is the ability to express our feelings, sensations, thoughts, opinions, convictions and preferences freely, openly and directly regardle...
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20488 lectures

Tips & Co. #133 - Creativity Booster

To close oneself in an office with earplugs allows to concentrate better, but does not allow to think better. A little bit of noise is even preferable...
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Tips & Co. #126 - Creative Reflection

During waiting periods, take this opportunity to do some creative thinking. This practice will help you to be innovative in problem-solving, planning ...
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Tips & Co. #123 - Managing Emails

Opening an email should be followed by an action : - Filing- Deleting- Replying- Planning to follow-up Deal with ALL emails until your inbox is empty!
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