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Harvest Offers Integrated Time-Tracking Tools

Completely stuffed after an amazing Thanksgiving dinner, I settled in to watch some football and think of new topics to write for my upcoming columns. With the tiring haze of tryptophan creeping in, I started thinking about an appropriately named online tool called Harvest. Harvest is a simple website that helps with personnel time tracking. It offers an easy way for teams to collaborate and track billable hours on multiple projects at once. It makes time sheets obsolete and data entry associated with time cards as easy as possible. It’s also perfect for any freelancer who may need to track...

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Mint.com Helps with Financial Organization

In the past few weeks I’ve written about some hot, new online tools that are helping change how we all operate in daily life. I know scheduling and organization sites all too well, as I’m constantly juggling multiple schedules at the Digital Workshop, along with my personal obligations. I’ve mentioned before that I often use small business accounting software to manage my business expenses. However, over this past weekend I was introduced to one more site that I thought just about anyone could benefit from: Mint.com. Mint is a site dedicated to helping individuals and small businesses keep...

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Schedule Once a Big Help in Event Organization

I know sometimes I look like a really busy man, at least on paper. My friends and family often ask me how I keep all my classes, shows, tasks and events organized. Many years ago, I relied on old-school paper organizers, a couple of highlighters and a lot of sticky notes. I had a pretty amazing scheduling system that no one else on this planet would be able to understand. My appointment acronyms and color coding of meetings might’ve looked like the handywork of a messy third-grader, but it made perfect sense to me and that’s all that mattered. Today, life is even more complicated...

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Business Book Club: When Buffalo Fly, Our Businesses Thrive

In the last 30 years there have been significant advancements around new theories of effective organizational leadership. Despite these developments, the old paradigms of leadership and management still pervade in many small businesses today. As a result, there’s a growing discrepancy between the development of leadership theory and the actual practices in many organizations. That is because effectively shifting to the new paradigm requires that leaders consciously change their habits and practices. Learning the terminology or just reciting definitions and concepts doesn’t mean that...

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Business Book Club: Success in Business is All About Asking the Right Questions

Good questions are a powerful tool. And when you’re in a position of leadership, it is especially important to ask the right questions! Organizational leaders have a huge responsibility to provide a shared vision for success that they influence their team towards attaining. Peter Drucker’s Book, The Five Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About your Organization guides leaders through the process of asking the right questions to succeed. As Francis Hesselbein observes in the Forward to the book, “Simple questions can be profound and answering them requires us to make stark and honest...

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