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Laziness Doesn’t Exist: Getting to the Root Cause of Procrastination

Contributed by: Brad Wayland

A man, looking at his phone, next to a window. He is procrastinating.

You keep putting off things you know are urgent to focus on busywork or doing nothing at all. As a result, you’re in a constant state of catch-up. The good news is the reason you procrastinate is not that you’re lazy. Instead, putting things off to the last second has more to do with internal fear.

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Why Good Leadership Improves Employee Time Management

Contributed by: Julianna Bevan

Team works together to manage time

Employee time management skills have a direct impact on business outcomes and so good leaders should put more emphasis on helping employees improve at it. Some people learn time management skills early in life, which they can draw on at work to be productive. For others to manage their time effectively, they need external encouragement, maybe some training, a conducive environment, and the use of organizational tools. Good leadership can be the instrument of productivity for employees that lack internal motivation. With help, these employees can learn to manage their time more efficiently and start excelling at work.

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5 Writing Skills Every Entrepreneur Should Master

Business writing

Contributed by Julie Petersen

Entrepreneurs are well known as passionate and proactive professionals who are able to put business ideas into practice. This is a talent not everyone possesses, just like writing is a talent not all entrepreneurs possess. It is, however, a very important skill to master. Entrepreneurs can be so much more effective when they learn to express their ideas and passions in writing.

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5 Tips For Improving Work Presentations

Woman presenting charts at conference

Contributed by Cadrene Heslop

Sharing information with company staff is crucial for ensuring everyone that gets briefed about important company matters. There are many methods of communicating these matters. Companies with large resources make videos that are standardized according to the company brand. In smaller companies, weekly meetings usually suffice. But many situations call for live presentations.

If you are charged with the task, you are well aware of the pressures of having to give a presentation. The two biggest struggles include nervousness and unpreparedness. The more prepared the presenter is, the easier it is to deal with the nerves. So the first thing to do to take the pressure off is to research and learn.

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