Why we need to hit Pause

The clocks in the UK went back at the weekend and if you are like me, you were grateful for the extra hour in bed to make up for being up late the night before – if you are like my mother, you got up at your usual time and used the extra hour to get more done. 

Whichever, it got me thinking about sleep and rest – how much we need it and how how it’s becoming difficult to get enough of it in our busy, always on lives.

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Inbox Overload

The fundamental problem is that we cannot control the number of emails hitting our inboxes.  We are at the mercy of circumstances……email is a tool to do our work rather than the work itself…..

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Back to School?

September has that “back to school” feel about it, even when you don’t have school-age children.  It feels like a new beginning, particularly if you have just returned from holiday…..September is a good time to make changes in how you live your life.  Before the holiday feeling slips away, and you fall into your normal routine, resolve to make …

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How to Disagree

Last week I listened to a BBC Radio 4 series, How to disagree – a beginner’s guide to having better arguments.  What a fascinating topic!  The key point was that disagreement can be a good thing, but we need to do it better……

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Holiday Heaven or Holiday Hell?

It’s holiday season – for most of us a welcome break from work and an opportunity to spend quality time with our family and friends.  But spending all our waking hours together, rather than the more usual 5 or 6, can surface tensions and personality clashes that are normally hidden.

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In Pursuit of Performance

Reading about Geraint Thomas’s victory in the Tour de France reminded me of the 4 Ps of excellence: passion, perseverance, practice and positive conditions.  It also reminded me that what makes a high performing team is….

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