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Being Really Good at Excel

A surprising amount of business activity depends on Excel.

Many of the most valuable skills aren’t cutting-edge; instead, they involve being highly skilled with a commonly us...

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Being able to organize and express your thoughts in a way that makes action items jump out and reduces back-and-forth is a tremendous asset.

Email is the bas...

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Being a Non-Terrible Public Speaker

Being non-terrible as a speaker is enough to make you stand out at conferences and meetings.

At a minimum, you should be able to deliver a talk without reading notes or slides, commun...

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Part of this skill is simply being organized and productive. But a lot of it is also about managing expectations. 

Many people, who feel unable to push back ...

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Researching Effectively

Finding a comprehensive answer to a question is valuable in any field.

Getting answers from other people is itself an art that requires practice. Even if you can’t be the smartest person in t...

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Most of our experience with math in school is finding exact answers to precisely worded questions. This is a shame because very few problems in life are like this. Instead, we more often fa...

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Learning New Software Quickly

Getting quickly on top of new software is increasingly a requirement for professions outside of IT.

Doctors, teachers, lawyers and engineers constantly face new technical in...

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