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Meet with Success
Tuesday, November 09, 2010 2:15 PM
Time in meetings isn't always time well spent. Studies show that up to 50 percent of meeting time is wasted : listening to ineffective presentations, daydreaming and even dozing. Yes, people do sleep during meetings. Want to make sure no one gets caught napping in your meetings? We've assembled some useful tips for running productive, engaging meetings... Read More...
Creating a Virtual Water Cooler
Thursday, June 17, 2010 8:43 AM
The office water cooler enjoys an iconic reputation in the American workplace. It's the hub of office chit chat about must-see TV and weekend plans while simultaneously being the front-line of critical office information . Given the value of water cooler communications, remote employees and nomadic workers need to fill the void created by their alternative... Read More...
Meeting Etiquette
Tuesday, June 08, 2010 9:13 AM
Across the pond, the new English Prime Minister has set tongues wagging with his decision to ban cabinet members from using mobile phones and BlackBerries in meetings. This tempest is in an English teapot but it does bear thinking about at home. I would be lying if I didn't say that at times, I would love to ban phones, blackberries, and laptops from meetings... Read More...
Home/Work: Blurring Personal and Professional Identities
Thursday, May 27, 2010 8:21 AM
Clear demarcations between work and personal life have gone the way of the three-martini lunch. Using work computers to shop online or make vacation reservations is as common as BlackBerries buzzing at school recitals or a co-worker friending you on Facebook. Technology increasingly enables people to live a 24/7 existence, eroding the line between home and office... Read More...
Dealing with Distractions at Work
Tuesday, May 11, 2010 10:49 AM
We say we waste time, but that is impossible. We waste ourselves. - Alice Bloch n April, the international community marked the 40 th anniversary of Earth Day with events like climate rallies and forums on building a green economy. Despite our rising... Read More...
Wasting Away at Work
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 8:27 AM
We say we waste time, but that is impossible. We waste ourselves. - Alice Bloch We have all heard that time is a precious resource that we should not squander. But, in's latest Wasting Time at Work Survey , 64% of the full-time workers responding reported wasting one hour or less each day; 22% said they wasted approximately two hours daily ; and... Read More...
How to Run a Successful Business Meeting
Thursday, March 18, 2010 8:36 AM
Conducted face-to-face or in a virtual space, as a two-person exchange or at an annual gathering of two thousand, meetings are essential to business life. Running a successful business meeting is part art and part science. Even if you are a natural leader , you might find this a tough mix to master. Here are some resources to help you. At , Dr. Nadine... Read More...
Watch the Body Language
Thursday, March 11, 2010 2:59 PM
By Candie Harris Lie to Me is a fascinating TV series inspired by the real-life work of Dr. Paul Eckman , a psychologist who uses clues embedded in the human face, body and voice to assist in criminal investigations. As a psychology major, I have always been fascinated with using body language to try and read people. Most of us likely accept that we can learn... Read More...
Welcome to the Beyond Folders™ Blog
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 9:05 AM
Beyond Folders™ is a new Community steeped in history. Twenty five years ago, Pendaflex launched the I Hate Filing Club™, delivering information and techniques for organization in the workspace and home. While still providing great ideas and inspiration, Beyond Folders™ goes a step further. In late 2009 we surveyed our Community members and... Read More...

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