manage my time, productivity, set goals, goal setting

How To Write Better Goals

The best way to get ahead and have a better year than the last one (or a better month than the last one) is to have a sense of direction. Goals are the way to make that happen. Yet many people are not aware of how to write empowering goals that …

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Working in the Cloud

In a recent survey, 95% of respondents used a laptop and over 80% used a Smartphone as their usual out-of-office, road warrior system to keep connected. So, what about the cloud, the place where your files reside? There’s iCloud although restrictive at the moment and Google of course as well as other specialist suppliers. By […]

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Who’s Job Is It Anyway?

I was reminded today in a post by Denis Hitchens of an old fable that still today has a disturbing ring of truth in it in some organisations. Once Upon A Time, in a very common enterprise, there were four people named …

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Motivating People

Daniel Pink is brilliant in this exposition of what motivates people. And the graphic facilitation is way cool, too. So, if we know this stuff, why do we keep sticking to the old paradigms thinking they will work? We have to get the message out there. Use some of that strategic planning time to look […]

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Getting More Things Done

  No matter what our role, it’s increasingly a challenge to fit everything in. Multi-tasking is great but it often means we get less done even though we manage to start and attend to a lot of things that need progress. I was reminded today of Charles Schwab’s enduring formula for managing productivity:   The […]

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Thought for the day …. Allow Time

Success is like the natural timing of the seasons – each season lasts for three months and a lot happens in that time. So, give yourself 90 days of applied planning and action to start to see results… sow the seeds, tend the fields (I think that’s what Bagger Vance said!).

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