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The difference between good performance and excellent performance comes down to what is accomplished during the last 15 per cent of the activity, suggests blogger Charlie Gilkey. The additional time, attention and effort devoted to a task or project pays off. But don't go overboard. ProductiveFlourishing.com

MEETINGS

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Better brainstorms start with planning

It's not uncommon to turn staff meetings into brainstorming sessions, but it's a mistake, suggests consultant Michele Miller. Many team members are introverts, and brainstorming needs to be planned ahead to get them fully involved, allowing them time to ponder ideas in advance. WonderBranding.com

STAFFING

Gamers get the need for trial and error

Do you have some ardent gamers on your staff? Business guru Tom Peters says that gamers are ideal because they instinctively understand the value of having a lot of trials (and a lot of errors) as quickly as possible. Tom Peters.com

ENTREPRENEURS

Keep pay in line with business needs

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In choosing their own pay level, entrepreneurs should consider what is affordable for the business in lean times without being in a rush to enhance their lifestyle, advises Jeff Cornwall, professor of entrepreneurship at Belmont College. Entrepreneurial Mind

TECH TIP

Remote frees you during presentations

Presentations expert Garr Reynolds recommends the Easy Presenter Presentation Remote by Keyspan, a small device that can help you control your multimedia accompaniment while moving away from the lectern. Presentation Zen

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Harvey Schachter is a Kingston, Ont.-based writer specializing in management issues. He writes Monday Morning Manager and management book reviews for the print edition of Report on Business and an online column, Power Points. More

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