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Stuart Miles

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What Are We Trying to Accomplish?

What Are We Trying to Accomplish Have you ever read an email and gotten upset, thinking the person was being offensive and rude? Then, when you bring it up to a coworker, expecting them to agree, they took the email in a whole different meaning. Communication is hard. We don’t always say what we mean. […]
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Respect in the Workplace

I once knew a woman who was in a bad relationship. I never met her significant other, but she made random comments about how poorly he treated her. The interesting – and significant – thing was that she didn’t make these comments to complain about his behavior. They were stated in a matter-of-fact manner that […]
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Applying the 80-20 Rule Every Day

I recently met a college student who was studying psychology. He was one of the brightest and most ambitious young men I’ve met. He had dreams. He wanted to own his own business. “Not just a little sole proprietorship,” he told me. “I’m willing to start small. But I want to grow this business and … Continue reading Applying the 80-20 Rule Every Day

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Management By Criticism and Other Ways to Demotivate

I once worked for a manager that had very little positive to say. He criticized just about everything anyone ever did. The term “Good job” just wasn’t in his vernacular. I wrote it off as just an oddity. I was fortunate enough to move on in my career to work for some great managers who … Continue reading Management By Criticism and Other Ways to Demotivate

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Career Management Tips for Project Managers

Worried about your career? Afraid that you’re stuck in a career rut that you’ll never get out of? You’re not alone. Millions of project managers are out there feeling the same anxiety that you feel. Should I move on? Should I ask for more responsibility? Or should I just continue doing what I’m good at … Continue reading Career Management Tips for Project Managers

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