You can be a good mom and a working mom. You are allowed to be both.- Anonymous

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“Working from home with kids is not impossible, but it’s very, very tough. I have gone nuts trying to figure out what I can do to maintain my focus and productivity while working remotely with my three kids, all under 5, around”.

These words of despair came from none other than one of my team members, Tina Smith, a software engineer by profession and a mother of three.

Tina has always been one of the most zealous and dedicated people in my team…


“People work for money, but recognition and praise come along with it.”

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It goes without saying that when one of your best-performing employees resigns when least expected, it can create a vacuum in your organization that can be very difficult to fill, at least in a short amount of time.

As the Chief Marketing Officer at ProofHub, I have no hesitation in admitting that a top talent resigning out of the blue is every manager’s nightmare. You’ve got a whole new situation to tackle all of a sudden when you already have so many daily responsibilities to fulfill.

Finding an…


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Have you ever felt compelled to manage the most basic functionalities of your business? Have you ever meddled with the most pivotal aspects that make up the foundation of your organization?

If yes, then maybe your insecurities about the business might be compromising the work culture at your organization. That is a dangerous game, my friend. Because you see, a team that is working under this kind of leadership would need a whole guide on surviving micromanagers.

There was one time I was in Australia for this conference. I was excited to go partly because I had the chance to…


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“The problem with lethargy is that doing nothing validates the fear that nothing could be done.” — Bill Crawford

With all due respect to employers around the world, employees can’t perform like a workhorse running on Energizer batteries all the time.

I know productivity is the key word (or maybe it’s the only word) in almost all employees’ dictionaries. However, once in a while it’s ok for some of your team members to appear off the mark.

We all are humans and we all have our highs and lows, but that’s not what we’re going to talk about here. My…


First Snapchat, then Instagram, and now Google. The Internet’s obsession with the fifteen-second fascination is never-ending — the reason why as a marketer, I couldn’t keep my hands off Google Web Stories.

By now, Social Media users astutely understand how to create flashy stories with dancing text and bite-sized video clips.

In marketing terms, Stories are no joke. Instagram has 500 million users uploading stories every day, and 50% of users have reportedly “swiped-up to shop”. Snapchat’s iconic AR filters engage 180 million users daily.

Google clearly couldn’t stay far behind. YouTube Shorts is a great first attempt that is…


Being a manager, you need to take charge of more than one project at a time. Over that, each project has numerous tasks that you need to delegate and monitor whether they are on the right track or not. And believe me, if there are any loose ends in the task management process, not only it will become a dreadful nightmare for you but also put your projects at risk.

What you need to make your responsibility for managing tasks easier is a modern task management tool. …


7 Things You Must Do ASAP When You’re On The Brink Of Burnout

“Burnout: nature’s way of telling you that you’ve been going through the motions, but your soul has departed; you’re a zombie, a member of the walking dead, a sleepwalker.”

Our work can be unforgiving on us at times. Rather, I should say that the work is cruel to working professionals most of the time.

The mounting pressure of meeting deadlines, completing and delivering projects on time, and dealing with multiple things at a time can take its toll on you in more ways than we can imagine.

Ironically, many working professionals do not even realize that they’re on the verge…


How you behave with your team and your leadership skills play a vital role in leaving a positive impression on the people around you.

As a leader, you must develop cordial relationships with your followers or team members. It goes without saying that if your team has faith in you, they will go that extra mile to accomplish anything that comes their way.

On the other hand, if there’s a lack of mutual understanding and respect between you and your team, things can go haywire at any instant.

Working with a team that doesn’t respect you as a leader will…


“The challenge is not to manage the time, but to manage ourselves.” — Stephen Covey

I really don’t want to be another person advocating for the ongoing chit-chats on how important it is to manage your time well. Millions of blogs on the internet explain the need for time management and how you should do it already. I cannot read all of them, but there’s something I can totally vent about. They all explain pretty much the same practices: plan and schedule.

My beliefs, in this matter, are a little contrary. You cannot manage time. …


“ Success is determined by your daily choices and habit” — Rick Pitino

Decision! The word itself sounds so perplexing, right?

But have you ever wondered how powerful your small, day to day decisions actually are? I’m not talking about the decisions you make to wear a white shirt instead of blue or sticking to a diet versus having a grand cheat meal.

However, these decisions matter too but here I’m talking about the thousands of choices you need to make every day in order to make your life better and live your dreams.

Do you know what is the…

Vartika Kashyap

Chief Marketing Officer@ProofHub. Featured writer on LinkedIn. Contributor at Elearning Industry, Dzone, Your Story and Business.com.

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