Kat Boogaard

Kat is a freelance writer specializing in career, self-development, and productivity topics. She's passionate about being as efficient and effective as possible—much of which she owes to her 114 words per minute average typing speed. When her fingers aren't flying on the keyboard, she loves to bake, read, hike, or tackle yet another DIY project around her home.

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Culture

10 Remote Team Building Activities for Work-From-Home Teams

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Remote Work

How to Stay Focused When You Work From Home

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Remote Work

9 Things You Should Include in Your Work From Home Policy

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Methods

Want to Overcome Chronic Procrastination? It’s All About Emotion Regulation

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Productivity

5 Time Management Techniques to Get More Done (Without More Time)

Do you ever feel like you’re drowning in tasks and to-dos? You aren’t alone. We’re all saddled with far too much to get done, and way too little time to do it. Read five time management techniques to make the most of your workday.

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Teams

How to Increase Accountability in the Workplace

Accountability in the workplace is important for a team that’s productive, collaborative, and high-performing. Here’s what it takes to make that happen.

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Miscellaneous

Top 20 Tech Conferences to Attend in 2020

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Time Management

How Many Hours in a Week Should You Work?

The answer has less to do with your schedule and more to do with your time management skills. 

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Track

Why Starting Small Is the Best Way to Break Bad Habits

If bad habits were easy to break, nobody would have any. It’s tempting to aim for big, bold change but it’s usually better to take it a small step at a time.

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Track

What’s a PMO and How Can It Help Your Team’s Project Management?

PMOs increase successful projects by 38% because they provide a predictable, repeatable way of getting projects across the finish line.

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Track

5 Psychological Biases That Are Destroying Your Team’s Productivity (and How to Overcome Them)

These five psychological biases tend to show up in group settings. Use this advice to overcome them and set your whole team up for success.

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Work / Life

How to Successfully Navigate Power Dynamics at Work

Power dynamics are the unwritten rules for how we communicate and interact with each other. Here’s what you need to know—and how to navigate them in the workplace.

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Modern Work

7 Tips to Become Better at Public Speaking at Work

Most of us absolutely hate public speaking. We’d rather zip ourselves into a sleeping bag filled with hornets than have to get up in front of a room full of people and deliver a presentation.

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Track

How to Use Pareto Analysis to Make a Major Impact

Use Pareto Analysis to figure out what problems you should tackle first—and then make a major impact at your organization.

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Methods

Use the Ladder of Inference to Make Better Decisions

The ladder of inference is helpful for making decisions that are based on fact, rather than your assumptions and interpretations.

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Methods

How to Institute an Effective Change Management Process

Knowing how to effectively lead a change management process can make those dreaded transitions easier.

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Management

What You Should Know About Management By Objectives

Management by objectives is a collaborative approach to goal-setting that can improve transparency and boost your team’s motivation.

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Track

How to Build Rapport in the Workplace

Meet Lana. She’s a sales representative at a software company that’s headquartered in San Francisco. Most of the time, Lana works remotely from Denver. But, she’s just arrived at the San Francisco office for a week spen…

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Work / Life

What is the Leader-Member Exchange Theory? Here’s What You Should Know

The Leader-Member Exchange Theory dictates how you behave as a leader. Here are answers to common questions about this leadership theory.

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Track

Your Guide to Effective Cross-Cultural Communication in the Workplace

Cross-cultural communication can be challenging. Here’s what to know to successfully communicate and collaborate with colleagues from different cultures.

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Methods

What is Timeboxing? 5 Questions (and Answers) About This Productivity Strategy

Have you heard of timeboxing? This approach can help you take more control over your focus and your work. Here’s what you need to know.

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Track

How to Successfully Navigate a Multigenerational Workplace

A multigenerational workplace is now the norm, but it can present both some challenges and some benefits. Here’s how to thrive in those environments.

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Track

Transformational Leadership: Inspire Greater Productivity, Performance and Job Satisfaction in Your Team

Transformational leaders build high-performing teams that are empowered to take ownership over their work and are more engaged and productive.

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Methods

How to Increase Your Attention Span at Work (and Get More Things Done)

Wondering how to increase your attention span at work? This guide has all sorts of actionable strategies to give your focus a boost.

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Track

Shiny Object Syndrome: What Entrepreneurs Need to Know

Many entrepreneurs deal with shiny object syndrome. But, it doesn’t need to be a bad thing. Here’s how to leverage it to your advantage.

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Work / Life

Why Do You Need Referent Power to Be a Better Leader?

Want to be a better-respected and more inspiring leader? Referent power is what you need. Here’s what it is and how to get it.

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Track

Here’s How to Plan Better Projects Using a PERT Chart

Using a PERT chart can help you understand what tasks are involved in a project, how long they take, and how they’re all connected to each other.

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Management

Servant Leadership: What it is, Why it Matters, and How it Can Make You a Better Leader

More than just a buzzword, servant leadership is gaining traction in many different organizations. Here’s what you need to know about this approach.

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Track

7 Kickoff Meeting Best Practices for Successful Project Collaborations

A kickoff meeting is what gets your project started on the right foot. How do you host a successful one? Here’s wha