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Are you having a productive week? I really hope so. I’ve been writing this blog for nearly two months now, and it’s been a productive endeavour. On the face of it, there are reasons to say it’s not doing that well. That it isn’t producing great results. I don’t get that many retweets when I...
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Love it or hate it, travelling for work can take up quite a chunk of the diary. I love the technology that can remove the need for travel, saving time and money and leaving carbon in the environment where it belongs. But sometimes there is no substitute for being in the room – wherever the...
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In our goal-oriented world we can often overuse our work muscles without taking the time to stretch. We give and receive short, sharp jolts of feedback when things aren’t working because we want to see the job done well. It’s well meant, but we often forget to speak up for the good stuff too. The...
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Where you are from should not be a barrier to your prospects £12M is all that is being invested in Northern Schools when we have double the national average of 16-18 years olds not in education or employment and are subsequently falling behind their peers in the south. How can this be when we are...
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The most productive day of my whole year is the day before I go on holiday. I know I’m not alone in this, but I’d never given it much thought before. It turns out there are things that we do when we are up against a hard deadline that could make the daily grind more...
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One of the reasons I started this blog is because I have learned a thing or two about unleashing awesomeness which I wanted to share with others. This doesn’t mean I think I’m more awesome than you (LOUD AWKWARD LAUGH). It’s just that each of us is born with our own unique stuff that equals...
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“I’m rubbish at networking.” “Networking fills me with dread.” “I’d rather eat my own arm than go to a networking event on my own.” “When it gets to the part of the agenda that says ‘networking’ I just go and sit on the loo and read Twitter.” I have literally said all of these things....
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Hello world! First things first, have you got your cuppa ready? This is the first instalment of Self Curious, a brand spanking new weekly NPW blog. It’s designed to be a snappy personal development download that doesn’t take longer to enjoy than a morning brew. Get the latest on how to get more done, forge...
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I was blown away by the amazing innovation, opportunities and excellence in the North showcased at the outstanding three-day Northern Powerhouse Business Summit event, as part of the wider Great Exhibition of the North, which is taking place in Newcastle right now. I didn’t get to attend every session but what I did see left...
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NPW POWER LIST How is NPW different from other groups that promote gender equality? It’s a movement that’s growing in force and in numbers, creating a voice and a visibility that simply wasn’t there before. It’s created a real buzz around what a group of women and men can do, hopefully more men in the...
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