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General Business / Communication / Project Management / YP / Sinikka Waugh November 5, 2019

Building a Better Business Case

3 Steps To A Better Business Case

General Business / Time Management / Sinikka Waugh October 24, 2019

One Too Many...

Five Tips for Working Through Your Over-commitment

Most of us come to work wanting to do a good job. Most of us intentionally sign up for, commit to, and engage in things we expect to succeed at. Most of us have a desire to get involved and be an active participant, for the betterment of ourselves or our organization. But sometimes this means we take on more than we can handle. Sometimes we...

General Business / Communication / YP / Collaboration / Sinikka Waugh October 22, 2019

Are Your Work Relationships Working?

4 Key Ingredients to a Solid Working Relationship

General Business / Networking / Communication / Sinikka Waugh October 17, 2019

Leave a Message After the...

2 Tips for Even Better Voicemail

Recently, we offered 7 tips for even better phone calls.

This topic sparked a really great conversation, both internally and with many of our readers, about phone etiquette. It also got us thinking about what happens when we don’t make an actual connection. What happens when one of us doesn’t pick up the call?

General Business / Communication / Sinikka Waugh October 10, 2019

Calling All Callers

7 Tips for Even Better Phone Calls

Many of us have felt the significant increase in unsolicited phone calls to our cell phones, homes phones, and even work phones, in the last couple years. We’re getting calls about various products and services we may or may not want. We’re getting calls about political campaigns or polls we may or may not want to participate in. And can you believe that just...

General Business / Sinikka Waugh October 3, 2019

Ready to Reframe

Three Tips to Reframe to the Positive

We’ve all had those days where we feel like things are spiraling out of control. For me it usually starts with a missed alarm; perhaps I forgot to set it, or perhaps I slept right through it. By the time I wake up I’m already running a little bit late, which, inevitably means something else will go wrong. It might be a spill that requires cleaning up –...

General Business / Change / Project Management / YP / Sinikka Waugh September 24, 2019

Change Your Mind

Before the Ice Cream in Lane 7 Starts Melting

General Business / Sinikka Waugh September 4, 2019

Caution! Pursuing Even Better

Four Words of Caution When Promoting a Culture of Even Better

We’ve talked before about the four benefits of promoting a culture of even better. While we believe in those benefits, we also want to offer a couple words of caution to go with them.

General Business / Sinikka Waugh August 28, 2019

The Pursuit of Even Better

Four Benefits of Promoting a Culture of Even Better

Here at Your Clear Next Step, we have long believed in and practiced creating a culture of even better. What is that? Well, it is the relentless pursuit of continuous improvement. It is a cultural and organization-wide acknowledgment that we have both the desire and the ability to make today even better than yesterday, tomorrow even better...

General Business / YP / Time Management / Sinikka Waugh August 27, 2019

Are You Working Too Hard?

Work smarter, not harder, plan better!