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A Beginner’s Guide to the Outline Method of Note-Taking

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If your notes lack context, detail, or structure, you’re not alone. After hundreds of years of brandishing pens, we’re still hopeless when it comes to taking good notes. In this article, you’ll learn how to use the outline method of note-taking to turn any information into crisp notes you’ll keep for life. Ok, we can’t promise that last part, but it’ll be fun. “But aren’t outlines boring?” We get it….

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What Are Cross-Functional Teams?

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What Are Cross-Functional Teams? Cross-functional teams contain groups of people each specializing in different disciplines, but all working together in unison towards a common business goal. These representatives from various business functions are grouped together to help move things forward quicker in a business. Cross-functional teams can work together on a project basis, or they can help satisfy an ongoing business requirement. An example of a cross-functional team is in…

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How to Create a To-Do List in Excel

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Love it or hate it, Excel is still an impressive piece of code. For over 30 years, spreadsheets have been the go-to tool for all kinds of projects, from not-so-exciting accounting & budgeting to AutoShape art or… flight simulators. But in today’s article, you’ll learn something different. Here’s how to create an Excel to-do list, complete with checkboxes, task sorting, and more. 🤔 What Is a To-Do List in Excel?…

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How to Create a Priority List

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Everyone has a set amount of hours every day, but what makes some of us achieve more than others? Is it just pure intellect, or is there an element of prioritization and organization that comes into play? Today, we’ll discuss everything you need to know to get you started creating the best priority lists possible. What is a Priority List? A simple way to describe a priority list is a…

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Best Productivity Tips for 2022

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If you’re reading this, you’re probably looking for hacks to improve your productivity (who isn’t…). After all, there are only 24 hours in a day so it makes sense to optimize your work as much as possible. In this article, we dig into powerful productivity tips that will help you do just that. 💡 Disclaimer: Improving productivity is a life-long exercise. While we sometimes refer to the tips below as…

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Agile vs. Waterfall Methodology | Which Is Right for Your Project?

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How many project managers does it take to change a lightbulb? None, they are all still discussing the best way to do it. Funny? Barely, but it perfectly captures the current state of the Agile vs. Waterfall methodology debate. The truth is that both approaches have their strengths, successes, and a place in the PM world. Even if some project managers think otherwise. But that means you need to make…

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What is the RACI Model?

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What Is The RACI Model? The RACI model is a simple project management tool to help you plan and communicate your project. RACI is an acronym for Responsible, Accountable, Consult, and Inform. It helps you to better manage projects by clearly defining the roles and responsibilities of the people involved in your project.  Project managers commonly use the RACI model when working on larger projects that stretch across multiple departments….

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Creating a Punch List

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The best construction projects are those that don’t require a punch list at the end of it. But, let’s face it; not every building is going to be perfect. It’s inevitable that there will be mistakes and errors that need to be corrected. A punch list ensures that you detect these imperfections so that the contractor can expedite a fix before completing the project. What is a Punch List? A…

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7 Ways to Stop Procrastinating (+Free Templates)

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Procrastination is the action of delaying or postponing something. It typically occurs if the task is too difficult, boring, or when you just don’t feel like completing it here and now. In this article, you’ll learn how to stop procrastinating and more done with less. So, is procrastination as bad as they say? Most of us are guilty of putting off tasks once in a while. And most of the…

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Project Management Basics: A Beginner’s Guide

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Did you know it took 13,000 workers and engineers to drill the 50-kilometer Eurotunnel connecting England and France? This is just one example of a project that wouldn’t be possible without effective planning and coordination. In this article, we discuss why PM is a big deal and cover essential project management basics, in case you want to get into the business yourself. 🤔 What Is Project Management Anyway? The Project…

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Best Note-Taking Apps For Students 

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Being a student is synonymous with having to soak up a lot of information in a short period of time. Students are constantly learning new concepts from different subjects, and it’s common for most to cram information before a test or exam. When it comes to learning new information, building a second brain is perhaps the best method to help you organize terabytes of information.  But of course, you will…

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What Is Eat the Frog? A Simple Method to Boost Productivity

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What Is Eat the Frog? Eat the Frog is one of the most valuable time and task management methods to help improve your productivity. It is a productivity system that helps you identify your most important and difficult tasks and getting them done first. In his book called ‘Eat That Frog!’, Brian Tracy posits that eating the frog is the best way to start your day. (1) According to Tracy,…

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