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How to Make Things Happen This is an excerpt from Making Things Happen, my bestselling book on leading project teams. One myth of project management is certain people have an innate ability to do it well, and others do not. Whenever this myth came up in conversation with other project managers, I asked for an explanation —how to recognize it, categorize it, and, if possible, develop it in others. The only thing we usually identified—after considering many of the other topics covered in this book—is the ability to make things happen. Some people can apply skills in the combinations necessary to move projects forward, and others cannot, even if they have similar skills. The ability to make things happen is a combination of knowing how to be a catalyst in different situations, and having the courage to do so.

How To Download Embedded Flash Files Using Your Browser Maybe, history will record Steve Jobs and his famous memo as the first nail in the Flash coffin. From browser crashes to the cool Flash animations we grew up with, the story of Flash has always led to animated debates. But thanks to Flash, the web is a far more interactive place today. HTML5 maybe the new kid on the block and while it is growing up, Flash still holds sway when one thinks of rich animations and advanced interactive games. Remember, one of the most popular sites today – Facebook – is still having fun with Flash games.

Ignore Details Early On We're crazy about details. The space between objectsThe perfect type leadingThe perfect colorThe perfect wordsFour lines of code instead of seven90% vs 89%760px vs 750px$39/month vs. $49/month Success and satisfaction are in the details. However, success isn't the only thing you'll find in the details. You'll also find stagnation, disagreement, meetings, and delays.

5 Ways to Download a Flash Movie Steps Edit Method 1 of 5: Using a Web Conversion Program 1Find a video downloading website. One of the most popular options is KeepVid, which works with YouTube, Vimeo, and a number of other streaming sites. Downloading videos from streaming sites will most likely violate the site’s Terms of Service. Distributing copyright material without permission is illegal. Alone Time 37signals is spread out over four cities and eight time zones. From Provo, Utah to Copenhagen, Denmark, the five of us are eight hours apart. One positive side effect of this eight hour difference is alone time. There are only about 4-5 hours during the day that we're all up and working together. Issues All of our past issues are available to read online for free. You may also purchase print copies for $10 each. Issue 35 - January 2015

Why You Need a Daily Prioritization Meeting We live in a culture of urgency, constantly throwing our emotional energy into the latest public scandal, emergency, or cat video. Most of us work in always-switched-on companies where everything feels urgent. Call backs, emails, and meetings are wrought with peak energy. How quickly do you expect a response to an email or changes to a report? Because of this, I believe that prioritizing is the most essential skill a creative can possess. The constant influx of information from social media, emails, clients, advertising, etc., makes it difficult to decipher what’s important, what to abandon and what to work on now. 20 Excel Tips for Becoming a Spreadsheet Pro Click To View Slideshow» Become the office spreadsheet guru in no time with these hacks and tricks. There are very, very few people on planet Earth who could ever say they've completely mastered every intricate little thing about Microsoft Excel.

What multitasking does to our brains 5.8K Flares 5.8K Flares × We all know this and have heard it hundreds of times. To work efficiently we have to single task. Tips for Making Effective Presentations. 1.Practice your presentation. Yes - in front of a mirror. Do NOT turn your back on your audience and talk to the screen! Get comfortable with your show before you give it. 2.I use one of these Kensington presentation pointers - either the K33374US or the new K72367US.

How to be Happier and More Productive by Avoiding 'Decision Fatigue' 6.1K Flares 6.1K Flares × Let’s say it’s your birthday. First, happy birthday! We got you a cake. We’ll come back to the cake in a moment. Roof snow rake scooper tool - easy DIY using a 5 gallon bucket, a shower curtain, and a pole - do it yourself Snow roof rake scooper tool I looked for something simple to use for a roof snow rake idea. I searched Google images and YouTube for something that uses a 5 gallon bucket and 2 or 3 10 foot sticks of electrical EMT conduit. There are designs but none that really show how to remove snow from the roof Painlessly and safely from the ground without damaging the roof shingles. The design is simple!

5 Things We Need For Sustainable Performance At Work We all want to perform well at work and live a fulfilling life. It all gets down to these two simple needs. If we take a minute to contemplate that a bit more, those two simple needs further get down to a few simple actions. I’m writing this for those folks who work in offices at computer screens: software developers and others. #1.