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Who has the ‘Real Power’ in Your Organization?

Sometimes the most influential individuals in an organization are not the senior executives. In our knowledge-based economy, we have seen hierarchies break down, and functional leaders have a greater ability to influence change. Who has the ‘real’ power in your organization?

Learn From Leaders: Crucial Conversations

We all need to have crucial conversations with our boss….our direct reports….co-workers and our family. Today, Dave shares some of his takeaways from the book, ““Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High”

Maybe You Shouldn’t Work From Home Anymore

While employers are beginning to bring workers back to the office, some allow people to continue working from home. While some staff members want to take advantage of this approach, they worry about the downsides. We look at the pros and cons of working from a home while others are back in the office.

Embedding Audio Into Evernote

In addition to being a powerful notetaking tool, you can record audio into your notes that will improve your ability to remember details of a lecture or items discussed in a meeting.

5 Tips To Deal with “Not Enough Time” Syndrome

If you have ever said that there aren’t enough hours in the day to get your work done, you will want to rethink not only how you spend your time but how you view time and the ‘time pressure paradox.’ Here are five tips to help.

Merge and Manipulate Notes in Evernote

Evernote can be a great help in keeping track of your notes, records, and ideas. On this episode, we look at how you can manipulate, move, combine, and export notes.

Is “A World Without Email” Even Possible?

Researchers at the University of California hooked up forty office workers to wireless heart-rate monitors for 12 days. Their results showed that the longer the participants spent on email in a given hour, the higher their stress levels (measured by heart rate).

Creating A Successful Workplace Culture

Would your employees say that there is a positive workplace culture in the office? There are ways you, as a manager, can improve the mood and increase productivity.

Upload Files To Evernote

Evernote has now made it simple to move files from your desktop into its app. That makes it easier when you want files in both places. Dave Edwards shares how you can set up the system.

Closing The Pay Gap

It’s hard to believe that we are still discussing discrepancies in salaries between men and women. But research shows that it is still a problem in the workplace. Here are some ideas for closing the gap.

Develop A Humane Bereavement Policy

Perhaps it is time that your organization reviews its bereavement policy. We’ve seen so many deaths of loved ones during Covid, and as family members age, the issue of time off due to a death becomes a more important issue. Here are some ways you can help your employee during time of grief.

The Importance Of Having A Career Path

Is the job you have today, the job you want 3 years from now? When you think about your ‘dream’ job, do you have a plan on how you will get there? Let’s look at some of the reasons why you need to have thought through your career path before you apply for your next job.

Are You Grateful?

Showing gratitude for a job well done will pay many dividends with happier and more productive employees.

Evernote’s New Task Management System

Evernote has just introduced a new feature that is likely to make the program even more valuable. It has now added a ‘task’ system that may replace your current task management system. Let’s take it for a test drive.

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