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Procrastination and Preferences

Last Saturday I had dinner with a couple who have moved into the village recently.  They have a bitch working cocker spaniel who has become our dog Ross' girlfriend, so we already have plenty to talk about.  Ben is a doctor, and we found ourselves talking about Myers...

Ping! Another email to read? Think again!

I meet enough frazzled business people to know that email and unproductive meetings are the two biggest time wasters in the workplace.  Of the two, email is easily the most damaging, because it is the source of so much stress.  Irrelevant, poorly run meetings are at...

Why you and your colleagues don’t trust your manager.

"The propensity for email, texting and quick-type apps has led us to forget some of our people skills, including distinguishing the nuances of language and meaning, fostering of a feeling of belonging among groups of people, and knowing our bosses and colleagues well...

Is this why Introverts hate working in the office?

Forget free food, forget our preference for natural light:  what we workers want is not be interrupted all the time. The ability to focus on work without interruption is employees’ top priority, according to an Oxford Economics survey of 600 employees and 600...

Use your ears. Otherwise IT NEVER ENDS.

As a business skills trainer I'm constantly on the lookout for new tools and different perspectives on the  topics I work on, so that it stays fresh and relevant.  I'm also looking for reassurance that what I am advocating in the training room is best practice and can...

Conflict at work? Probably best to avoid it.

Here's a tricky question for you.  Please take one of my metaphorical honesty tablets before you answer it.  If you can't give an honest answer there's not much point reading this article.  Here goes. Is your organisation like so many others, where the preferred way...

Why Project Managers should invite conflict and relish frustration

This week's article is written by my good friend and Project Management expert Spencer Holmes.  Spencer and I work together wherever we can, and are enjoying building a training video business together. I have just come away from another workshop, with another group...

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