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How to Manage Different Work Personality Types

How to Manage Different Work Personality Types

Work personality types: there are a lot of them. I'm going to tell you a story about a young engineer. Once upon a time, this young engineer spent his work hours in an enclosed cubicle at an office where personal computers and scientific calculators were designed. He...

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Turn Your Never-Ending To-Do List Into Actionable Goals

Turn Your Never-Ending To-Do List Into Actionable Goals

If you’re reading this post, you probably have a daily to-do system. And at least once or twice in your career, you’ve likely experienced the high that hits on rare afternoons when you get through it all. Everything on the list is checked off. The inbox is empty. It’s...

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5 Ways Effective Teams Run Daily Slack Standups

5 Ways Effective Teams Run Daily Slack Standups

The massive popularity of Slack has turned daily Slack standup meetings into a must for teams who use the tool as their primary synchronous or asynchronous communication platform. It sounds easy enough, everyone gets on and updates Slack once a day to let the team...

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Remote Work Productivity – How to Be More Productive At Home

Remote Work Productivity – How to Be More Productive At Home

Remote work productivity: a question for our current post-pandemic times. And if there’s one thing the world’s productivity gurus have in common, it’s this: They know how to get things done. Tim Ferris had published his first New York Times bestseller by age 30....

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How to Use Stretch Goals with OKRs

How to Use Stretch Goals with OKRs

Are stretch goals motivational and encouraging or overbearing and disheartening? That is a common debate and there is no easy answer. But, if you try to incorporate stretch goals, using them with OKRs (Objectives and Key Results) is a great approach. In fact, common...

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How to Write Killer Objectives and Key Results (OKRs)

How to Write Killer Objectives and Key Results (OKRs)

If you’re lucky, you work with a company that implements an OKR strategy. When I first joined Jell I wondered what exactly they were and knew it couldn’t stand for “OK, Right?” In this post, we'll go over how to write OKRs, what they are, why you should use them,...

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This Is How Managers Can Avoid Conflict In The Workplace

This Is How Managers Can Avoid Conflict In The Workplace

No one enjoys conflict in the workplace, least of all the managers who have to deal with it. Naturally, the best way to clean up the mess is through conflict prevention. As the saying goes “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” and prevention is the...

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How to Manage Poor Work Performance & How To Improve It

How to Manage Poor Work Performance & How To Improve It

One of my favorite things about what I do is having the opportunity to lead and manage others. I get to build teams, develop individuals, connect with people one-on-one, and coach them through key moments in their careers. But with the good comes the bad—and as a...

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Great Managers: What makes them and what breaks them

Great Managers: What makes them and what breaks them

Great managers make all the difference. They extract the best results from teams, more productivity from individual employees, and foster a rich culture that leads companies to thrive, such as those companies who master the Rockefeller habits.  Having the right talent...

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