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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.
say no

Can You Say No?

It may seem very obvious, but each time you say no to others, you say yes to yourself. This is very helpful when it comes to a better self management.
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.
delegation

Why Delegation Is So Important to a Manager

Delegation should be amongst the first chapters of the book “How to Become a Boss for Dummies”. The process itself means that you empower someone.
midday

What Have You Achieved By Midday?

Tell me if this sounds familiar – when noon is approaching you realize you haven’t yet achieved not even half of your scheduled tasks?
internet

How Much Time You Waste on the Internet?

I don’t think you realize how much time you actually waste browsing the Internet, that’s why the situation is so dramatic.
late

Why Are You Always Late?

Excluded people reading this article, of course, so I don’t mean that you made a habit out of being late :) for briefings, meetings, weddings, the airport or the dentist – but just that others being late affect you directly.
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.
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.
backup

The Backup’s Backup

Backup is another way of stating you have a contingency copy of your work.
start tomorrow

I’ll Start Tomorrow

Did everyone survive the syndrome “I’ll Start Tomorrow”, or do you move mountains already? Chill, it was a rhetorical question! I said tomorrow, not today – it’s not like you came back to read the blog post you read yesterday.
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.
project manager

To Be or Not To Be Project Manager, That Is the Question

Traditionally, a Project Manager is the one planning and sometimes executing a project – from the start to the very end. The end may not really be in reach , but not because of the Project Manager
your priority

Your Priority Should Be the Family, Not the Job!

I am convinced that you know what is your number one priority. In theory you do. In practice, you might not be so skilled at managing your job outside work.
democracy

There Is No Democracy Within Companies

I hope you didn’t think there is democracy within the companies you work for and that we each get a vote on how to do our job. This thing with voting applies merely when choosing a location for the end of the year party, not for serious business decisions.
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 :)
remote work

Telework or Remote Work

It’s been a while now since remote work was adopted as an option to classic office hours. One out of five employees throughout is part of it.
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.
at the airport

What (NOT) To Do At the Airport

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At the airport everyone expect their loved ones and it’s a true emotional furnace. At the Arrivals gate… ‘cause the Departures have different emotions.
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.
man says

When a Man Says He Will Do It, He Will Do It!

If a man says he will do it, then it must be true, you don’t have to ask him every 6 months asking when he’ll do it. All clear?
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.
time

People Who Are More Precise Than Time

Some people are so precise with time that you can even set your watch right by following their schedule.
simplify

Do You Simplify or Complify Your Life

This article is about the simple things, the same things we complicate on the way, in order to look more pompous, to look good. Just simplify!
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.
personal life

The Thin Balance Between The Personal and Professional Life Doesn’t Exist

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You cannot perfectly separate your personal from your professional life, just as you cannot say that a balanced diet means holding a kebab in each hand.
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.