04.29.2011……Conditional Formatting

Beta Omega Beta posts:  I think excel 2003 has this, but you are limited to 1 or 2 conditionals formats versus more than 1 or 2 in 2007.  Yes, in 2007’s product features it says more than 1 or 2 conditional formats.

So what is the benefit?  Conditional formatting is like filtering, but without the filter.  There have been times where I continuously flip back and forth between filters trying to compare what is going on in one section versus the other.

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04.29.2011…….Finding Formulas Fast!

Bob postsAre you tired of feeling like you are playing BINGO while tracking down the cells that compose a formula in your spreadsheet?  Well, you’re going to love this tip!  It is called Trace Precedents and Trace Dependents.   Continue reading

04.22.2011……Thinking outside the Box!

Kelly postsWays to get outside the box: challenge the assumptions. Just because a process is done a certain way ‘because it has to be done this way’ is not always accurate. Rather, ask yourself why does it have to be done this way? Could it be done differently, but still be correct? Continue reading

04.21.2011……Five reasons to document your work performance

Bob posts:
Considering the amount of projects about to come our way I thought these tips would be helpful as individuals take on leadership roles to complete projects from yesterday’s list.  I’m sure Anne and Mike would love to hear specific measurable results describing how you added value to the company.
Five reasons to document your work performance:
 
  1. To gain self-awareness.
  2. To lift your spirits and get you feeling very confident about yourself—ready to tackle the marketplace.

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04.21.2011……7 Steps to Critical Thinking at Work

Charlene postsAlbert Einstein defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Unfortunately, most of us are operating insanely in our day to day work lives and wondering why we never make true progress. We confuse activity with progress because we are faced with mountains of paper, hundreds of daily emails, endless meetings, and urgent requests from others outside of normal work scope. How do we actually have time to think? Continue reading

04.21.2011……Hello Atlanta Telco!

Charlene posts:  The goal of this blog is to give you the best and most current thinking in leadership, workplace innovation, career strategy, self improvement and any of the tools necessary to chart a successful career path at Verizon.  We encourage each of you to interact through comments, provide quality content that we each could find helpful, discover new ways of working and develop a forward thinking culture within our group. We envision this blog as a place to engage, inform and empower you. Happy posting!