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Forget the Quick High—Here’s How to Build a Career for the Long Haul

A fulfilling career is obviously a rewarding career, but not all rewards are created equally. It’s easy for Ninjas juggling dozens of projects to knock out a routine task and bask in the temporary glory—but that satisfaction is fleeting. Rewards that truly matter offer substance and long-term fulfillment. And yes, it requires hard work and…

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…

How to Tackle Stacks of Returned Mail in the Office

I’ll never forget the day I returned from vacation to see a sign taped to a cupboard door. “Open at your own risk,” it read. As a Ninja, I left no door unopened. So with one swift tug, an avalanche of envelopes whacked me in the head—and I suddenly discovered where my co-workers had been…

What You Need to Know to Take Useful Meeting Minutes (Without a Hand Cramp)

Are you ready for a short story? Jenny is an Executive Assistant and resident badass Ninja at Company XYZ. Following a recent meeting, Jenny organized her notes and made some changes to a presentation that was discussed during the sit-down. After revisions were completed, Jenny passed the edited presentation to relevant team members. Soon enough,…

The 23 Communication, Collaboration and Productivity Tools We Use to Run OfficeNinjas HQ

The Complete OfficeNinjas HQ Go-To Tools & Gadgets Communication, Collaboration, & Productivity | Content Creation, Social Media, Email, & Copywriting | Office Gear, Workspaces, & More We may be small, but OfficeNinjas HQ is a mighty team—thanks to a little help from our friends. We mean you Ninjas, of course, but also the suite of softwares, apps,…

Why You Procrastinate According to Science (and How to Beat It)

Oh, good. You’ve finally gotten around to reading this. Admit it: you’ve procrastinated before. Whether you put off laundry day or filing taxes or finishing that report, you’re not alone at the Procrastination Party. But there’s a difference between someone who procrastinates and someone who is a procrastinator. In other words, everyone procrastinates, but not…