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The biggest question leaders don't hear Add to ...

SELF-DEVELOPMENT

The biggest question leaders don't hear

Leadership consultant Jeremie Kubicek says the most important question you have to answer as a leader is the one your staff are silently thinking: "Are you for me, against me, or for yourself?" MichaelHyatt.com



ON THE JOB

Being organized begins with notes

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If you take notes throughout the day - in meetings, and after discussions in the hallway with your boss - use a hierarchical system, structuring your words on the page in outline form. Write each main topic flush to the left, and then write bullet points below for each supporting detail. This will help organize the items and topics and make them easy to scan. Daytimer.wordpress.com



THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

A formula for new startups

Serial entrepreneur and career adviser Penelope Trunk says "startups are formulas. Whatever the product arena is, you go through the same stages of being lost and running out of money and having a marketing plan that doesn't work." PenelopeTrunk.com



TECH TIP

Customize folders in Windows

You can customize folders in Windows so they have special icons or pictures. Right click on the folder, choose Properties, click on the customize tab, and then click the Change Icon button. If you're in Windows 7 and there is no customize tab, tech writer Rick Broida says you are in libraries view, which is a folder aggregator. You will need to navigate to the folder in Windows Explorer, and then take the usual steps. PCWorld.com

 

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