This article describes my unique way of pursuing a promotion by choosing the goals that will take me there and setting aside time to accomplish them.
I have spent more than a year on my current position as a Senior Professional. During this time, I deliberately kept my mind clear of the promotion process. There was so much to learn and grow horizontally that I did not want to miss the chance to do it by concentrating on something else. Now, I feel that it is time to take a look and architect my way to the Principal level.
This article describes how I approached my promotion by shifting my concentration from the urgent to the important. The culture of my current company praises self-driven, self-service professionals and this is why everybody has their promotion in their own hands. Nobody will take you there but rather you have to convince yourself and everybody else that you belong there. At your own pace.
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This article is a summary of the tips and tricks that I gave my team to reduce stress and regain control, and avoid feeling overwhelmed.
“I am overwhelmed with stress!” – is what I have been hearing from my team a lot lately. And it makes sense, we are in the middle of the year, this year’s deliverables are due within the next few months, and on top of that, we started planning for next year. When they turned to me for advice, I shared all my knowledge, experience, and skills. They were pretty happy with the list of tips and best practices, so I decided to also share them with my audience here.
This article gives you tips and tricks to reduce the unnecessary stress in your work-life and gives you the tools to organize your life, get your career back in control, and be more successful at what you do.
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Writing better reports helps you take business communication to the next level. This article will teach you how to produce reports that target the correct audience and present the correct information with the correct tools in the correct format.
Producing better reports is the cornerstone of climbing the ladder of corporate success. If you work in any corporate environment, then most probably you have to deal with (write but also read) lots of reports. This activity has become so common that we sometimes neglect the importance of quality and we feel like we don’t need to invest time in the process unless there are issues.
This article will present a better way of doing reports, concentrated on better planning, better execution, and more value delivered to the readers. First of all, use it for reference for your own reports. But also, use it for insights about improving the reports you are reading. The tips will be useful for any type of report but I will mostly concentrate on project status reports and use this for all examples.
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Sticking to goals can be hard, sticking to long-term goals – harder. Use the system described in this article, a mix of gamification, achievements, and rewarding, to achieve these elusive goals of yours and be successful.
How you ever faced a long-term goal that you know you should stick to? Are you one of these people that are easy to get enthusiastic in the beginning but lose steam along the line? Well, I am one of these people and I am facing a long-term (4 year) project that I have to finish.
In this article, I will describe my approach to the situation – a mix of motivational techniques and experience in video games. Ever since I learned about Gamification, I have been using it a lot in my life. Gamification teaches us how to gamify our daily tasks in order to stick to the end goal (the max level in MMORPG games).
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Frustration-free morning routine is the perfect sequence of activities in the morning that take care of all your needs and set you on a happy, smiling, and successful path for the rest of the day.
I have been experimenting and defining my frustration-fee morning routine for a lot of years and in this article, I’ve shared what works for me. I urge you to go ahead and experiment with your morning routine and turn it into a frustration-free experience. Continue reading “Frustration-free Morning Routine”