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I like new year resolutions. The beginning of the school year often feels even more like a fresh start than 1st January. What’s your resolution for the (unofficial) new year? A lot of the conversations I have in my work life centre on this, and a repetitive theme is time. “More time for myself.” “More...
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Note: This post is longer than others to date, and is a one off. We’ve had an editorial check-in and decided this is the right post to write this week. I’m on holiday for the next two weeks and the posts that I’ve written to cover the weeks I’m away are a) shorter and b)...
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When was the last time you did nothing? Absolutely nothing. When did you last sit centre stage in the moment, without anything waiting for its cue to stride on from the wings? Waiting to meet someone with your phone in your hand is not “doing nothing”. Neither is eating. And, as much as I would...
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We are woke to time management. Skimming is the new reading. Everything is optimised to the one measure of our work that is truly objective: time. Consciously or subconsciously we make assumptions about how much time things will take on a daily basis. When weighing up how to respond to requests for help, delegating tasks...
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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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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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