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Any venture away from home can be exciting, even when it’s travel for work. And while leisure travel and business travel share similarities, it’s important to remember that the latter is a means to an end that could result in advancements for your company. How you prese...

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Homies, it’s no secret that one of the best ways to stand out on the job is being an employee known for getting things done – and doing them well. But unless you’re a born taskmaster, staying on task throughout the work day can be a challenge. Over-socializing with co-workers, ...

Happy Thursday Homies! This is Bemetra. On Sunday’s CorporateHomie chat about balancing traveling for work and your life, I talked about how outsourcing some tasks (that sounds very “corporate”, doesn’t it?)  has saved me so much time and made my home life easier. In this Corporate Quickie, I share with you two things I can’t live without: Amazon and my cleaning lady, Carmen. Click the play button to learn how they help me stay organized - and sane!

Until next time, hu...

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Homies, we get it. Your desire to be great is strong. You genuinely WANT to be awesome. You WANT the accolades, the awards, the promotions. You see the finish line and you know that you can’t get there without hard work and sweat and maybe some tears. But you struggle with keeping your motiva...

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So it’s a new week and your weekly report is due to your boss in an hour. Unfortunately, you haven’t so much as typed one word much less a full document. Ugh. Why does this happen? Why is it that you leave important tasks on the back burner until absolute last minute?

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Homies, being productive in the 21st century requires some digital assistance. For today’s Corporate Quickie, here’s a list of some apps that you can download to help you save time and work more efficiently.

– Put your to-do list on your phone with this app that allows you to set time, location, and recurring reminders to help you s...

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“Idle hands are a playground for the devil.”

The above is a well-known old school adage highly evident in the workplace. How many times have you heard “Always look busy; it shows the boss that you are working” or “A clean desk means you’re not working hard enough”?

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Ah, the weekly work meeting. Perhaps the single most boring event ever created in the business world. What’s supposed to be a purposeful gathering of colleagues to discuss a plan or update a project’s progress or share ideas, somehow quickly melts into a long snooze fest of nothingnes...

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Season’s Greetings, Homies! No doubt that at this time, you’re juggling multiple holiday party invites. One of them is undoubtedly the office holiday party and, of course, you’ve submitted your RSVP. All that’s left to do is show up and put the “P” in “party”, right? WR...