5 things to ponder for a new planner

You too will have seen the plethora of ‘Planners’ that have recently appeared on the market. Whether through your Facebook feed, your Twitter stream, or your Instagram stories, they seem to be everywhere.

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Ahh, you know what I’m like

"I thought you'd given up, so that you'd not get migraines any more?" "Ahh, but you know what I'm like..."We've all heard people say this, in many  contexts. Sometimes, it's even us that says it.

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Day-dreaming

What have you forgotten you enjoy? Sitting on the train writing en route to Cardiff, the chap behind me was waxing lyrical to someone on the phone about how he’d recently been to hear a celebrity

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How to be more effective without becoming ruthless

​Your diary is stacked. Your to-do list is stacked. You've got holiday coming up soon and can't see how you're going to get everything done in time.​When you work out how to get it all off your plate,

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17 Success tips for ’17

I was thinking what could lead us to more success in 2017, so here are 17 tips for ’17 :) 1. Think in Outcomes “Begin with the end in mind” – Stephen Covey (The 7 Habits of Highly Effective

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Something Nicer than a Feedback Sandwich

What do you do when the 'quiet word over coffee' doesn't seem to make any difference? The situation doesn't change. The behaviour doesn't change. So now what? A feedback sandwich? Please no. It appears

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Creativity Strategy

For a recent workshop (RADICAL Time Management) I wanted to include a module on creativity. The Disney Strategy I knew of this strategy from my NLP training days, but couldn’t find a video that I

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Career a set of golden handcuffs ?

Alan  never noticed as the golden handcuffs closed on his career. The soft click as they locked was muffled by the constant inner chatter of his mind. Not at all an unpleasant chatter, just like the

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Hard truths about Project Management Soft skills.

Have you ever had this experience ? It was the project from hell. The requirements were poorly defined, but you were up against a mandated timeline, so you had to start anyway. As the requirements emerged,

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How’s your team?

One of the challenges with any team is getting an objective view of what’s really going on. As every team is different, there’s never a ‘one size fits all’ solution. (and hence

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