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Should We Continue With Professional Development During Coronavirus?

With many employees working from home due to the social distancing measures in place, should we continue with professional development during Coronavirus? And if so, how?  Professional development (the process of improving staff abilities through teaching, training and mentoring) is an exceptionally important part of our working lives.

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Managing Interruptions: Fixing Your Calendaring

by Susan Fennema – Beyond the Chaos

Managing interruptions is a huge deal for me. Despite thinking that I’m an awesome multi-tasker, I’m probably just a good fast switcher. As we know, multitasking isn’t a thing. And, it’s why I can’t even listen to a podcast all the way through. But, managing interruptions with calendaring is a thing. And it usually works…unless it breaks. Let’s start by talking about what can break it and then we’ll talk about getting back on track.

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Delegation as an Art in a Small Business

by Susan Fennema Beyond the Chaos

Delegation is a challenge for all small business owners. As one myself, I get it. But, without it, we run the risk of preventing growth in our businesses.

“I can do it faster myself than I can explain it.” I’ve said it too. But, if it is something you will ever have to do again, that statement is inaccurate. Being able to get something off your plate, especially if it is something you don’t like to do, is a big win for all small business owners.

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