Jacob Thomas

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Teams

How to Introduce Yourself to a New Team: 10 Tips to Help Ease Your Transition into a New Work Environment

Have you just accepted a new position at a brand new company? Congratulations, this is an exciting time! We’re guessing that you’re really focused on doing a great job, the…
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Businesses

Decision Tree Analysis in Project Management: 4 Steps for Success

In this article, you'll learn exactly what decision tree analysis is and why this exercise can be so beneficial for project managers.

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Businesses

How to Increase Your Expert Power and Become a Better Leader

In this article, we'll look at what expert power is and why it's valuable. We'll then discuss how you can increase your expert power and how to wield it effectively in your career.

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Teams

The Dark Triad in the Workplace: How to Manage Difficult Personality Types

Let’s be honest, almost every office has that one person the rest of the team doesn’t really get along with. This could be for a plethora of reasons. Maybe they’re just into totally different things. Or mayb…
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Businesses

The Cause and Effect Diagram: How to Better Analyze Business Problems Using This Simple Tool

In this article, we'll teach you what a cause and effect diagram is and why it can be so useful. Then we'll show you how to quickly create one for your own company in four simple steps.

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Businesses

How to Ensure Compliance With Spain’s New Time and Attendance Tracking Law

The Spanish government just passed a new record-keeping law regarding time and attendance tracking of employees. In this blog post, we'll simplify and explain the intricacies of the law for you and tell you how to ensure compliance.

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Businesses

Business Model Canvas: Master Business Planning in Just a Few Steps

In this article, we'll teach you what a business model canvas, why your company needs one and we'll also show you how to use the framework effectively in just three steps.

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Productivity

The 13 Best Productivity Books For 2019

Looking to get more done in less time? You've come to the right place! Below we list the 13 best productivity books available in 2019. Each of them is well-respected and would make a worthy addition to your collection. Let's dive in!

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Businesses

Benchmarking Best Practices for Small Businesses

In this article we'll teach you what benchmarking is, why it's important, and five best practices you can implement to benchmark your brand successfully.

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Productivity

Begin With the End In Mind: The “What,” “Why,” and “How” of This Powerful Philosophy

We'll teach you a simple, five-step process you can use to begin with the end in mind today.

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Businesses

A Simple 5 Step Root Cause Analysis Process For Your Business

In this blog post, we'll discuss what a root cause analysis is, and we'll outline a simple five-step process you can use to conduct one effectively.

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Businesses

A Balanced Scorecard in Action: Manage Your Company Better in 4 Steps

As the name indicates, the balanced scorecard framework presents an opportunity to assess a business on multiple levels. This generally leads to a much more balanced idea of performance.

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Businesses

How to Conduct an After Action Review in 5 Simple Steps

We'll show you how to conduct an after action review in five simple steps and illustrate the principles with a real-world example.

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Businesses

A Guide to the New Tax Laws for Creative Agencies in the U.S.

This post will teach you what the new tax laws are, what they mean for creative agencies, and how agency owners can keep more of their hard-earned cash where it belongs — in their pockets.

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Teams

Autonomy Mastery Purpose: How to Use Author Daniel Pink’s Framework to Successfully Motivate Your Team

In this blog post, we'll explain who Mr. Pink is and why you should trust his insights. We'll then explain his autonomy mastery purpose framework, the science behind why it works, and how you can begin implementing it at your own place of business.

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Productivity

Boost Productivity With Timeline Software: 9 Apps for Better Planning

Timeline software is a valuable business tool for project managers and other company leaders. In this blog post, we'll explore what timeline software is, why it can be so beneficial, and the nine best apps that fall into this category.

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Businesses

Software Testing Basics: 7 Tips to Become a Professional Software Tester

We're about to discuss what software testing really is, why it's important, and seven tips to become a professional software testing engineer.

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Teams

The Top 10 Team Management Software for Your Company

Are you a department head or team leader? If so, you’re probably always on the lookout for the best team management software. In this blog post, we list 10 applications you need to be aware of. An investment in any one…
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Businesses

Setting Priorities 101: Master the Art of Goal Setting

Properly setting priorities is an essential skill for business success. The ability to hone in on what's most important to achieving your goals will take you far in life. But how are you supposed to know which tasks to focus on?

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Teams

How to Deal with Intermittent Explosive Disorder In the Workplace

Have you ever worked with a “hothead”? The kind of employee that is all smiles and laughs one minute, then snarls and curse words the next? Maybe you shared an office with a quiet well-mannered person who suddenly…
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Productivity

How to Avoid the ‘Tyranny of the Urgent’ and Focus on What Really Matters

In this blog post we'll explain what the "tyranny of the urgent" is, and nine tips you can use to beat itand become more productive.

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Businesses

How to Write a Statement of Work in 5 Easy Steps

This blog post will tell what a statement of work is, why is it vital to the project management process, and how to write one effectively.

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Businesses

Project Deliverables 101: Become a Pro Project Manager (Examples Included!)

In this post, we’ll clearly define what project deliverables are, how to specify them for your company, and a four-step process to manage them like a pro. Then we’ll…
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Productivity

How To Manage Scope Creep in 5 Easy Steps

We'll give you the exact definition of scope creep and explain the most common reasons why it occurs in projects of all kinds. Then we'll share with you a five step process for managing it in the most effective way possible.

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Teams

Matrix Organizational Structures: The Pros and Cons

We’ve gone to great lengths to clearly explain the concept of matrix organizational structures in this blog post. You’ll learn about what they are, their pros and cons, and when they should and shouldn’t be…
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Teams

A Bulletproof 5 Step Process for Dealing with Lazy Coworkers

Sometimes office life isn't that much different from high school. There always seems to be (at least) one person who's more interested in goofing off than actually doing what they were hired to do.

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Businesses

Relationship Marketing: What It Is and How to Do It Effectively

Ever heard the term relationship marketing before? If not, you just might be throwing a good chunk of your company's hard-earned cash out the window. But fear not! We're here to put them bills back in your pocket.

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Businesses

Earned Value Management: Learn to Measure Project Performance in 3 Easy Steps

As a project manager, you need to know about earned value management — what it means, the terminology involved, and how to how to implement it into your management system.

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Productivity

Learn How to Analyze an Article In 5 Easy Steps

When you surf the net looking for information, do you quickly breeze through various blog posts, or do you take the time to really dig deep and examine them? If you’re a …
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Productivity

How to Stay Focused at Work and Avoid Interruptions

You find it hard to stay focused at work and you can’t concentrate. Your mind wanders like a drunken sailor and it’s tough to get meaningful work done. Don’t fe…
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Businesses

Critical Success Factors 101: Grow Your Business in 4 Easy Steps

This blog will reinforce the concept of critical success factors and explain how your business can use them to grow.

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Businesses

12 Business Management Software Every Manager Should Know About

In this post, we'll discuss the importance of using business management software, the top 12 options (in our humble opinion), and a simple framework for choosing the right software for your business.

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Businesses

How to Write a Business Case in 4 Easy Steps

Want to know how to write a business case? Wondering what the heck a business case even is? You've come to the right place, friend!

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Businesses

Agile Principles in Action: Applying Agile to Project Management

In this blog, we'll pull back the curtain on what exactly agile principles are, where they come from and how they can be applied to your project management approach.

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Productivity

20 Productive Hobbies to Help You Excel in Life

Productive hobbies — is that even a thing? You bet!

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Productivity

12 Productivity Tips to Help You Work Smarter Not Harder

Do you want to be more productive? Then you need to work smarter not harder.

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Teams

The 30 Best Icebreaker Questions for Meetings

If you've ever wondered what the best icebreaker questions for meetings are, you've come to the right place.

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Businesses

Master the Art of Productive Client Meetings

Looking to host more productive client meetings? You’ve come to the right place, my friend!
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Productivity

What’s the Best Time Tracking App for Android? Your Top 9 Options:

Looking for the best time tracking app for Android? Look no further!

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Teams

How Successful Managers Run Effective One on One Meetings

Own a business or manage a department at your company? Then you know meetings. 

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Businesses

What a Mastermind Group is and Why Should You Start One Right Now

You’ve probably heard the term “mastermind group” before as they’ve been growing in popularity over the last few years.
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Businesses

Making Sense of the GDPR for Your Business

The GDPR. You’ve probably heard rumors and seen headlines about it over the last few months. Do you really need to pay attention or is just some legal mumbo jumbo cooked up by bored politicians?