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By Todd Dewett | Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Are You Afraid of Business Risks? Then You’re Missing Out

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There’s no shortage of managers asking their employees for new and improved work products. They shout for creativity, change, and innovation. But the unfortunate truth is that most of then don’t really mean it.

They do want great new ideas, new products and services, and clever solutions to the problems you face. They just don’t want to deal with what always comes first: trials and error, mistakes, and half-baked attempts.

All of which represent business risks — and managers just can’t stand risk.

By Curt Frye | Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Use Document Inspector in Word — and Avoid Embarrassment

Using Document Inspector can save you embarrassment

Ever accidentally leave tracked changes in your Microsoft Word document for all the world to see?

I’m going to show you how visible changes in a Word document recently got a political leader in trouble—and how you can use Word’s Document Inspector to avoid making those same embarrassing mistakes in your own docs.

By Nick Brazzi | Monday, November 03, 2014

Find Out What's Brand New in Outlook for Mac

The new Outlook for Mac looks much the same as the old

Microsoft has just released an all new version of Outlook for Mac, the productivity application for managing email, calendars, address books, and more—and we’ve got a first look course ready to get you up and running with this new version.

The course will be useful for new users. But if you’re upgrading from Outlook 2011, this transition is going to be really easy for you; the new version of Outlook for Mac has barely changed at all compared to Outlook 2011.

By Maria Langer | Monday, November 03, 2014

See the Impact of Your Tweets with Twitter Analytics

Twiiter Analytics lets you see the impact your Tweets are having

Not long ago, Twitter quietly rolled out an analytics feature that helps you understand the impact of your Tweets.

It’s called the Tweet Activity Dashboard, and it graphically illustrates the total daily impressions—the number of times your tweets have appeared in other users’ timelines—for any given period.

Why should you care? Well, the stat lover in me just thinks Twitter Analytics is kind of cool.

But it’s also extremely useful for individuals and organizations that want to measure the effectiveness of their social networking activity on Twitter.

By Scott Fegette | Saturday, November 01, 2014

Don't Panic! Get Organized for the Holidays — with Evernote

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Halloween’s over—which mean’s the holiday season is rushing towards us like a freight train.

Between our busy personal and professional lives, the end-of-the-year frenzy makes it all too easy to drop a few balls here and there.

But if you’ve got a smartphone, it’s easy to alleviate some holiday chaos. Evernote provides a great way to channel your ideas into actions, and help keep your holiday season on the rails.

By Todd Dewett | Wednesday, October 29, 2014

IQ Isn't Everything: Managing Your Emotions at Work

Managing emotions at work is a key to success

Success at work has a lot to do with your IQ—your intelligence or general cognitive ability. It’s a solid predictor of good performance and other positive behaviors in the workplace.

But as I’ll tell you in this week’s Management Tips, there are two problems with focusing on IQ alone.

By Jolie Miller | Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Earn Project Management PDUs — Now on lynda.com!

Earn project management PDUs while watching courses on lynda.com

Calling all project managers! Now you can earn PMI® professional development units while you learn on lynda.com.

We’re now a Registered Education Provider of the Project Management Institute, the world’s largest not-for-profit membership association for the project management profession.

That means that as a Project Management Professional (PMP)® or Program Management Professional (PgMP)® credential holder, you can earn over 90 professional development units (PDUs) from our 50+ qualified courses.

By Starshine Roshell | Monday, October 27, 2014

Stop Boring Your Audience! It's Time to Kill the Cliche

Injecting a cliche into your copy tells readers there's nothing new here.

It’s a busy time in a busy world and people aren’t as patient as they used to be. We want what’s new, what’s now, and what’s next—not the same old information we heard about yesterday.

Why, then, are you still stuffing your copy full of been-there-heard-that phrases?

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