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Think Bigger (and Better and Deeper)

If you make every decision on the fly, you’re stuck at level-one thinking, requiring only passive observation. You’re too smart for that, Ninja! Elevate your levels of thinking by learning to incorporate analysis and interpretation into your decision-making processes. Even smart Ninjas can get stuck in level-one thinking, a state of mind, according to Thomas…

How to Wrangle in Your Distracted Mind to Get More Done

Before we can beat distraction, we need to find its source. Sure, tech and coworkers can hijack our flow, but the real culprit? Our own brain … By making time for traction, hacking external triggers, noting internal ones, and using pacts, we can stop distractions at the source. If you’re “always on” (responding to every…

17 Slack Bots and Apps to Supercharge Remote Teams

When it comes to meetings, celebrations, and team-building activities, remote teams need to get a little creative. Impromptu coffee dates aren’t an option, but virtual tacos that can be redeemed for real-life rewards? Totally doable (with the right Slack app). Many Ninjas who support remote teams already rely on Slack for streamlining communication and organizing…

Team Building: Why It’s Still Important & How to Make It Interesting

Flappers, Prohibition, Speakeasies, the New Deal—all of these are synonymous with the Roaring ’20s and the subsequent Great Depression in the ’30s. But there’s one product from the period that doesn’t get nearly as much recognition—the emergence of teams. That’s right; the origins of the team can be traced back to the late ’20s with…

The Office Ninja’s Guide to Setting Up a Home Workspace—Without Breaking the Bank

If you’re thinking about going remote, or if you’ve just started working from home part-time, congratulations! You’re in for a heap more flexibility, a lot of time saved on commuting and the pleasures of working in an environment that you’re in control of. Nice work, Ninja! Some remote workers like to work from co-working spaces—it…

10 Non-Business Books That Will Motivate and Inspire You in the Office

If you checked out our recent article about professional development books, then I’m sure that your reading list has already grown significantly. Sure, business and personal development books are great for challenging your thoughts and helping you gain a new perspective. But, who’s to say that it’s the only genre capable of doing that? That’s…