Category Archives for "Managing your time"

To do or to map?

Japanese management techniques like kaizen and kanban were all the rage years ago when I worked for Ford Motor Company and ICL.  The concepts of continuous improvement and just in time delivery are still relevant to most businesses these days.  These ideas work on a personal level too –  continuous learning, growth mindset and now […]

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To Do or Not to Do? 

Most people use “to-do” lists but we use them in different ways. For some people a to-do list is a list of things they will definitely do (at the appropriate time). For others, a to-do list is a mixture of things they will do and things they “might” do.

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Four Steps to Manage your Mood in Meetings

Ever sat in a meeting and felt frustrated, bored or irritable?  Wouldn’t it be better if instead you felt relaxed, curious and energised?  You can’t control what others say and do in meetings, but you can control your own responses, affect how you feel and influence other people.

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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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