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Avoid Bad Meetings

January 08, 2015   David Grady
Bad meetings can steal valuable time out of the work day. Office workers around the world are sitting though meetings they didn't really need to be a part of, because they believe there is no other option.

In this issue of The Pulse, we share an amusing TED Talk by David Grady, where he examines the involuntary reflex of accepting a meeting invitation before considering its worth and purpose. Perhaps more thoughtful meeting invitations could be encouraged simply by being more inquisitive about the requests themselves.
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Mindful Messaging

January 23, 2015   Leah McGuire
Email is an integral part of the way we do business on a daily basis. As a result, everyone must now be a writer in addition to their regular job description. This fact might seem like a burden, but if the time is taken to learn how to communicate effectively using the written word, email can be an extremely useful tool for building value into existing business acquaintances.

Being able to thoughtfully construct a message and understand what type of content the recipient will find valuable are skills anyone can develop. In this issue of The Pulse, we will explore the best ways email can be used to help build strong business relationships.
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