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10 must read books for project managers

10 Must-Read Books for Project Managers

If you are a true project manager, you will be able to benefit even from reading a cookbook. However, there are certain books for project managers that contain more useful and thoughtful ideas for PMs than others – welcome to our “10 Must-Read Books for Project Managers” list.

Of all the professions, occupations, and activities in the world, project manager has got to be one of the most ambiguous. Why? Simply because being a project manager means you have to know a little bit about everything.

Sure, there are some things you have to learn as a PM – like basic psychology and human behavior and management and analytics. But in addition to that, it’s nice for a PM to be knowledgeable about a thousand or so other topics ranging from JavaScript language to karate.

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10 Awesome Benefits of Time-Tracking Software You Might Not Be Realizing

10 Awesome Benefits of Time Tracking Software

To track or not to track – that’s the question most freelancers and their clients ask themselves now and then. For us, it’s not even a question and these benefits of time tracking software will show you why.

Before we start off, let’s define what “time tracking software” is.

Time tracking software is a piece of software (typically, a desktop and/or mobile app) that tracks the time, manpower, and resources spent on a particular task (tasks) by an employee or a group of employees.

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Must-Read Books for Every Freelancer

Must-Read Books for Freelancers: From Classics to Modern Gems

Freelancers are quite reading public. However, it’s not HOW MUCH your read, it’s WHAT you read and WHAT you get out of it. Here is the definitive list of books for freelancers.

Foreword

“Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.” Gustave Flaubert

There is no need in arguing about the importance of reading – not just for freelancers but for everyone. However, there are certain books for freelancers whose ideas and thoughts resonate with freelance work and the mindset of a freelancer more than others.

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The Great Big 3 Leadership Qualities You Wish You Had

The Big 3 Leadership Qualities You Wish You Had

Be sure you check out on those before proclaiming yourself a leader. Better yet, try to be honest with yourself and see what leadership qualities you may be lacking – read on to find out.

Leadership is not a scientific object you can take apart and study. Despite what countless books on leadership may have to say, one simply cannot break it down into elements and create a ready-made guide on how to be a leader.

However, there are leaders – really great ones – out there, always have been and always will. What we can do is see if they all have something in common – some traits and qualities most of them (if not all) share.

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Top 7 Productivity Techniques – The Ones That Actually Work

Top 7 Productivity Techniques – The Ones That Actually Work

SPOILER: you don’t need to take a spiritual trip to Tibet. Productivity techniques are like many things in life – the most obvious ones are also the most difficult to get.

The amazing thing about productivity techniques is that the ones who benefit the most from them are the authors of the books on productivity techniques – otherwise, we would’ve seen millions of billionaires and billions of millionaires walking around. Which is certainly not the case.

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5 Must-Have Features for Any Employee Timesheet Software

Tracking the time of your employees is crucial for the efficiency of your business processes. Choosing the right employee timesheet software is just as important. In this article, we will explain how to do it.

Time is money – this proverb has never been so true when it comes to time-tracking software. The Internet has given us, business owners, a lot of possibilities and at the same time posed quite a few new challenges.

One of the possibilities is to employ freelance specialists from pretty much anywhere in the world with the right set of skills and for a reasonable price.

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Employee monitoring - is it good or bad?

Employee Monitoring: Weighing the Pros & Cons

Employee monitoring is a hot topic among employers with a workforce that includes remote workers and freelancers. ABC News reported in 2017 that 78% of major U.S. companies monitored employees’ use of e-mail, Internet or telephone. Given the right context, employee monitoring technology yields improved worker productivity. On the other hand, there can be serious repercussions if the workers reject it due to privacy concerns. This post explains the pros and cons of employee monitoring, and gives you some insights on how to decide whether the technology is right for your business.

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How to Organize Your Workspace

How to Organize Your Freelance Workspace for Maximum Productivity

It’s actually a way more important topic than you think. If you follow these simple recommendations, you will be amazed by the results they produce.

Are You a Freelancer Yet?

Old methods and approaches to working are slowly dying out. Days of well-groomed men in suits and ties hurrying on their way to the offices are long gone. Today’s office has expanded way beyond its four walls and freelancing is becoming increasingly important.

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