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poorly performing employee

What Can You Do With a Poorly Performing Employee

No, you should not let a poorly performing employee go. At least not on the first warning, because then you will end up alone in the company.
without email

You Can’t Even Imagine How Much You Can Achieve Without Email

I am not starting a cult called “Without email”, but if you are employed – you are in great danger for the electronic letter to eat your heart out.
hates corporations

Why Everyone Hates Corporations

Everyone hates corporations because they are bacteria  eating all our resources, of course. If we look around us, without corporations we would not be here.

Useless Procedures with Annoying Results

You obviously encountered some useless procedures until now and not only they don’t solve anything, but they are really annoying.
time management

Time Management Sucks

Dears, relying on time management techniques definitely suck and it’s a lot like treating a severe toothache with dandelion tea.
FAQ

FAQ

According to an almost accurate translation, FAQ mean answers to the most frequent questions which may pop up when something new is introduced.
unread emails

Don’t Leave Any Unread Emails

If you work for a company, no matter the size, it’s quite obvious you need to deal with a whole bunch of unread emails every day.
same time

How Much Stuff Can You Do Right at the Same Time?

I have written many times about multi-tasking and in the meantime not a lot has changed – because you can hardly execute more tasks at the same time.
travel with kids

How to Travel With Kids by Plane / Train / Bus

One of my favorite shows is to see how some parents travel with kids by plane, train or bus and how they treat them.
competition

What Is Competition Good For

No matter the line of work, competition is the one that keeps us alert or motivates us to become better – it applies for both individuals and companies.
to-do list

Why the To-Do List Is Not Helping

The to-do list is a sequence of stuff to do without necessarily having a clue on how to do it.
autopilot

What Do You Do On Autopilot?

What do you mean you don’t work on autopilot? You may very well think you don’t, but you have another thing coming.
who do you carbon copy

Who Do You Carbon Copy

If you don’t know who you are supposed to put in Carbon Copy, the easiest is to place there everyone who has something to do with that message, either directly or not, along with all their relatives. Not really everyone, save some for the blind copy, a.k.a. BCC.
complicate

Let’s Complicate

Why not complicate because it would be too embarrassing to simplify; especially when dealing with things that “have always been this way”.
priority

How Do You Set your Highest Priority?

It’s very good to have priority, especially when the rest of the world needs to wait for you. Of course, this lasts until somebody decides to dodge you or runs you over on the cross-walk.
micromanagement

If You Suffer From Micromanagement-itis, You Weren’t Vaccinated For Sure!

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For the sake of all employees, know there is hope if your boss suffers from micromanagement-itis. If you have a sick boss, help him. Don’t let him in his/her own misery, as it will torment you too.
distracted

How Easily One Gets Distracted

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It’s very easy to get distracted from your current activity and you can realize it only by recalling how many interruptions you had during the day.
meeting

Let’s Have a Meeting About Nothing

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I know this has never happened to you – participating to a meeting on nothing and less likely, calling one yourself. This is a privilege that few mortals have. Very often :)
productive manager

What Can You Do to Be a Productive Manager

If you are not a productive manager, sooner or later your team will be counterproductive and this will affect you and the company.
on a plane

What (NOT) To Do On a Plane

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If last week I was telling you about what (not) to do at the airport, today you are going to read about proper behavior on the plane.
yearly evaluation

Counting Only on the Yearly Evaluation is Dumb

Yes, you read well, it’s dumb to wait the yearly evaluation as the only way to manage your people and their performance. You cannot count only on these.
14 minutes

14 Minutes a Day

Yes, you read it well: 14 minutes every day, meaning 1% out of the 1,440 minutes that a day has. 14 minutes in which you plan what to do during that day.
change

What Is Change?

Change is not what it may seem and I don’t even want to go near the famous resistance to change that has been part of the struggle.
don't have time

I Don’t Have Time

Take a deep breath, then exhale relaxed, go to a place that allows you to see the bigger picture before saying you don’t have time.
emails

What Can You Do to Receive an Answer to Emails

If you want to receive an answer to your emails you would need them to be read first of all. I know this information doesn’t help but, dooh.
calendar

The Importance of Calendar Planning

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Organizing activities in a calendar is similar to a doctor’s appointment. Imagine the chaos if all the patients would go to the doctor whenever they feel.
sleep

If You Don’t Sleep Enough, You Mess Yourself

I know you have a super important project to finish in order to meet a DEADline and there’s no way you can get enough sleep.
best people

Keep the Best People in Your Team

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Your role as a manager is to deliver the results you are responsible for, to develop and keep the best people. You must trust them.
empty inbox

Tips for An Empty Inbox

Yes, you’ve read correctly, it’s not that complicated to have an empty inbox. You needn’t have to become enslaved by your email.
waste time

Hey Boss, How Much Time Do You Waste Daily?

To waste time in a day doesn’t necessarily mean you don’t do anything. If the work day had 12 hours, you’ll certainly have something to fill them up with.