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One of my favorite Christmas presents was my mom's old manual typewriter and a "how to type" book - in third grade. I've been writing and typing ever since.

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January 11 is National Clean Off Your Desk Day

We’re not sure how official this holiday is, but if you haven’t already decluttered and cleaned your desk for the new year, this is a great time to do it. Whether your desk is in a corporate office, cubicle, home office, or corner of the dining room table, an uncluttered, organized, and clean workspace will help you work more efficiently. Working in an organized space can often help us destress and better focus on our projects.

Quick tips to do it right:
• Take everything off your desk – mugs,

Setting Goals: What's Your "Why"?

We’ve all been there: it’s 11:59pm and you’re counting down to midnight on New Year’s Eve. You clink your glass with friends and family, then suddenly declare, “This year, I’m going to save more money!” or “This year, I’m going to finally reach my goal weight!” You count carbs and pennies for the first two weeks in January, then you decide it’s too much effort and give up. Perhaps you’ve already given up for 2023.

What went wrong, and why do so many of us repeat this insanity every year? We did

Coping with Goal-Setting Anxiety

Does the thought of setting goals fill you with dread because you are afraid you won't meet them? Do you have so many ideas that you are figuratively (perhaps literally) going in circles, unable to focus on anything for long? If so, it's time for a reality check so you can more efficiently and effectively create a goal plan that will challenge but not overwhelm you.

Identify your goals. Choose short term (takes a month or two), medium-term (takes 6 months), and long-term (takes a year, five yea

Knowledge Management: The Process and Getting Buy-in

You’ve decided you need a knowledge management system (KMS) in your office. Great – if done properly, it will help you save time and money. Before you start comparing tools, you need to get buy-in from your team and determine your process. Part of that process will include choosing a tool that best fits your needs. Remember: It may take a little longer to do all this planning in the beginning, but you will be grateful for it. Now that so many employees work remotely, creating and maintaining a K

Choosing a KMS Tool: Which Way to Go?

Now that you better understand what a knowledge management system (KMS) is and how it can benefit your organization, it’s time to talk about how to choose the KMS tool that will work best for you. You can pick from a variety of very cool tools with all sorts of bells and whistles, but that does NOT mean you should automatically go for a KMS with tons of available features. Ask yourself and your leadership team these questions to help determine what you need from your KMS:
• What are the needs of

Do you need a content writer or a copywriter...or both?

“We need to hire someone to write all this stuff!” the boss exclaims as she reads about the importance of social media, educating customers, and catchy advertising and marketing. But do you need a copywriter, a content writer, or maybe someone who can do both? First, you need to understand the difference between these types of content creation.

Copywriting and content writing are often seen as interchangeable, but the writing involved is different and requires some different skills. One person

Knowledge Management and Workplace Transitions

Knowledge Management. You’ve heard this term in meetings, in TED Talks, or when networking, but perhaps you really don’t understand what it means. Well, it’s time to learn because knowledge management has an incredible effect on how companies operate, especially now that so many are transitioning to a fully remote or hybrid environment. The McKinsey Global institute reports that a top-notch knowledge management system (KMS) can raise organization-wide productivity by 20 to 25 percent. The same r

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