How to Set MOTIVATING Goals

How to Set MOTIVATING Goals

Happy New Year! I hope 2024 has started well for you. Do you make resolutions and set new goals for the new year? If so, do they motivate and excite you? January in the UK is a great time to pause, to slow down along with the season, and take stock – reflect on the...
Post-holiday Intentions

Post-holiday Intentions

Do you return to work after a holiday with good intentions to work fewer hours, keep your inbox empty, your meetings short and your stress levels low? Maybe you manage this for a few days, then before you know it, you find you have slipped back into old habits. This...
Lockdown and Learning

Lockdown and Learning

With the government set to announce another three weeks of #lockdown today – and probably more to come after that – it’s a good time to review how we are doing, both personally and within our work and family lives.  Kolb’s learning cycle is a useful model...
Lockdown and Learning

You can’t manage time

“I’ve got too much to do”……”I haven’t got enough time”…… “I need to go on a time management course”.  Sound familiar?  Most of us have said these things.  It’s a real problem – the relentless pressure of too much to do in the time available can...
Lockdown and Learning

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...