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Flipping Heck! Learning To Be Productive One Day At A Time

Business

How to make your manager love you
August 6, 2008 By Katy Whitton

There's an interesting post over at US News, written by Alison Green, called "10 ways to make your boss love you" and whilst it is written in a "Corporate Speak" style (Green is a manager herself so I guess you can't blame her!), there … Read Article »

Psychology & Communication

7 Habits [2008] : The Public Victory Phase
August 6, 2008 By Katy Whitton

In the 7 Habits, the Public Victory Phase is were we take a look back at the first few habits that asked us to examine ourselves and then think about how we can use those habits to start interacting with others. … Read Article »

Motivation

Black and white alarm clock
August 6, 2008 By Katy Whitton

An article at CNN.com discusses the "10 best excuses for coming to work late": More than 27 percent of hiring managers say they are skeptical of employees' excuses for showing up late. It turns out their doubt is warranted: 24 percent of all employees decide … Read Article »

Blogging & Business

Email scrabble tiles
August 6, 2008 By Katy Whitton

Companies' principal worries about email use are that employees could be breaking financial disclosure or corporate governance rules, could be leaking intellectual property or trade secrets, could be leaking sensitive memos or could be breaching privacy regulations. … Read Article »

Business

Person holding dollar bills
August 6, 2008 By Katy Whitton

Companies need to understand that rewards and recognition do not necessarily mean cash (which in this troubled financial time they can little afford) it could be something simple as a free lunch for the team that worked on the project, time off in lieu … Read Article »

Psychology & Communication

7 Habits [2008] : Habit 3 Put first things first
August 6, 2008 By Katy Whitton

Habit 3 looks at Covey's four quadrants of urgency. We may perceive things to be urgent but are they really? We can use some of the techniques in this post to figure out what items are really worth doing. Once we've figured out what's … Read Article »

Motivation

Morning Cappuchino
August 6, 2008 By Katy Whitton

Studies indicate that people are more productive during the morning hours than at any other point during the day. It can be difficult for people unaccustomed to being wide awake before noon to make the transition to being a morning person. In fact, the … Read Article »