Category Archives: Self Improvement

3 Smart Things to do by End of Day

How you handle your end of day can make a big difference in your overall performance. Unfortunately, many people start wrapping up their work activities about 30 minutes before quitting time. During that time, they are chatting with coworkers, surfing the web, or doing something else to creatively kill time. The highly-productive employees in your organization take… Read More »

12 Habits of Highly Successful People

Successful people have developed good habits that make them more productive. In many cases, these activities are not flashy, but over the course of several weeks, the results are tremendous. Experts believe that habits can be built in 30 days. In some cases, it takes a bit longer to become proficient with a task. The… Read More »

4 Strategies to Doubling Your Hourly Rate

The hourly rate you charge depends on the value you provide to your customer. Most of you are interested in earning a higher hourly rate for the work that you do. However, interest alone is insufficient. You have to demonstrate that you deserve a higher level of pay. The first step is to calculate your… Read More »

3 Critical Questions to Ask in Every Meeting

A meeting provides the coordinator with the opportunity to get things done. In other words, you should get together only when there is something to do. I’ve attended some meetings in which the agenda was vague, which resulted in a waste of time for the attendees. To have a successful meeting, you must have a… Read More »

3 Must-Haves Recommended by a Talent Manager

Earlier in the week, I had the privilege of speaking with a talent manager (Dan) who spends most of his day looking to match job seekers with the requirements specified by hiring managers. Prior to this position, Dan worked at Oracle for more than a decade, and his IT experience is extensive. As a professor,… Read More »

The Habit of Creating a Sense of Urgency

There are some who believe that they can wait until tomorrow before taking action. The problem with this approach is that tomorrow might be too late. Those who often table action until a later date are usually those who have mastered the habit of procrastination, and they eventually forget what was so urgent just a… Read More »