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Shirley Lee
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Preventing Meeting Participants From Coming Late Or Leaving ..

Meeting leaders and attendees are often irritated by the disruption caused by other members who come late to meetings or miss part of the meeting. The members who showed up for the meeting feel ..
(October 08, 2008)
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Difference Between Self-Managed and Self-Directed Teams

Many companies use teams to help improve quality, work processes, or customer service.  When a company is beginning the team-building journey, the leaders need to understand what sort of team they ..
(September 22, 2008)
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Leadership Style in a Coffee Cup

There are lots of models and studies on leadership style.  Many leaders will adopt more than one style as they must adapt to various environmental stimulation and work situations.  The style ..
(September 15, 2008)
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Is This Meeting Really Necessary? Five Indicators When a ..

Is anything to be gained by holding a meeting or is it just “the thing to do" for buy-in on a decision that is already made or a chance to vent on an unpopular idea.  If this is the case, is ..
(August 24, 2008)
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Power Totes For Team Roles and Rotation

Many teams will think about how to orient new team members before they come onboard.  However, few will come up with a plan for how to transition members who are switching roles within the team ..
(August 25, 2008)
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Ten Ways Teams Can Motivate Team Building and Performance

Team members should understand how they are responsible for much of their own motivation and performance. Each member can help motivate other members to have better attitudes and become more ..
(August 16, 2008)
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Common Types of Participative Meetings

There are many types of meetings. Most meetings fall into the non-participatory category, where attendees are briefed on new information rather than asked to participate in the meeting process. The ..
(August 18, 2008)
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Six Easy Ways to Help the Office Become Paperless

Is your office going green? Is becoming paperless one of your organization's cost-saving goals? Do you want ideas to help people you manage or assist to reduce waste, reuse items, or recycle? If the ..
(March 17, 2008)
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The Five Stages of Team Development

Most experts in team development agree that teams will go through five different stages. How fast a team moves through each stage will depend on the team members, their individual skills, the work ..
(June 16, 2008)
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Professional PowerPoint Presentations With the Rules of Six ..

PowerPoint and all the bells and whistles that come with are being used more and more in business and other presentation venues. Before presenters became so attached to computers for visual aid ..
(June 22, 2008)
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Project Celebrations and Team Recognition Are Important

Working on projects is often hard work requiring many hours of dedication. This is why it is important to recognize team contributions to making any project a success. This may be done with the team ..
(June 24, 2008)
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Five Characteristics of a Great Team

Teams are popular in many business organizations and have proven successful in improving process and cutting costs. Businesses can build great teams by helping to develop five characteristics of ..
(July 07, 2008)
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Building Rapport With Co Workers

Communication and relationships are very important in the business world. Being able to work with others is often vital to getting assigned to high-profile projects, desirable transfers, and ..
(July 08, 2008)
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Project Manager Considerations When Building a Project Team

As a Project Manager, your team may already have already been assigned before you build a project plan. If this is so, it will allow better estimations of resource budget and the team can participate .
(July 14, 2008)
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Ten Points on Poor Podium Use by Presenters

Encounters with podiums are frequent occurrences for people giving presentations. However, many people do not understand the benefits and pitfalls of using a podium when presenting. Acknowledging ..
(July 21, 2008)
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The Three Ps of Reward and Recognition

Are reward and recognition programs important in a business environment? Studies have shown that rewards and recognition motivate people do a better job because they know they are valued and ..
(July 22, 2008)
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How to Prevent Repetition From Dominating Meeting Time

How many meetings have you been to where you felt like saying something or the eye rolling of other meeting attendees means they seem to be thinking “please shut up so we can continue" to ..
(July 29, 2008)
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Improved Time Management Includes Setting Three Priorities

Everyone is looking for ways to improve time management. Whether it is the management of an organization looking for business improvement or an individual looking for ways to better spend their time, .
(March 24, 2008)
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Five Time Management Tips for Planning Your Day

It can be hard to find the time you need to do everything. Consider doing a few key things instead of trying to do everything. To do this, start with 5 simple ideas for managing time that include ..
(March 11, 2008)
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Five Time Saving Tips Using the Computer for Information ..

Everyone is looking for more time to do the things they want and need to do. One way o accomplish more time is to spend less time on tasks that could be done better and easier using another method. ..
(March 17, 2008)
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Three Steps to Becoming a Better Listener

Whether for work or play, it is important to be a good communicator. Good communication is vital to customer service, working with suppliers, negotiating contacts, getting a team to cooperate, ..
(March 12, 2008)
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Staff Meeting Alternatives

Many people feel weekly meetings are important for getting work done. This is true if the purpose of the meeting is to accomplish work by collaboration and participation. Collaboration means working ..
(February 27, 2008)
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Whatever Happened to Weekly Progress Reports?

Some business departments have eliminated the weekly progress report in favor of team, staff, or status meetings. While other managers are claiming too much time is spent in meetings and their ..
(February 13, 2008)
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