Jot it down! Why note taking is critical to your success

There are a couple of other good reasons to take notes. Taking notes during a meeting is respectful. It tells the person speaking or presenting that you are actually interested in what they have to say. It also forces you to listen more intently to the actual points being made.

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Where is your focus?

In most businesses there are many opportunities that require attention but with limited time and resources management must focus their energies on the critical few.

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Business problem solving 101

Business problem solving requires clear structured thinking. This is the basis of this Maxim. Being clear and logical requires the consistent application of MECE.

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The simplest way to learn more…

Many intelligent and well-educated people mistakenly believe that asking questions makes them somehow look less intelligent. Ironically the tendency to avoid asking questions actually reduces your ability to learn.

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The importance of the ‘double check’

Nothing damages someone’s professional credibility as quickly as an error, even a minor one. While a simple calculation error or typo can seem trivial in the scheme of things, it implants doubt into your customer’s mind.

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