Jacob Thomas

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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?