What if this is the new normal?

I don’t know about you but 2016 for me has been full of uncertainty, transition and plenty of ‘oh crikey’ and a few ‘WTF?!’ moments. It’s also been a year of huge achievement, success and excitement, don’t get me wrong, but as I come towards the...

The importance of saying ‘no’

When is it good to say ‘no’? Not just necessary, but actually good? When is ‘no’ a better answer than ‘yes’? I’ve been using Lent as an opportunity to practice saying ‘no’. I must admit, some days are easier than others. Saying ‘no’ to further automated sales calls by...

Are you pretty clear or really clear?

This is a question I came across in Greg McKeown’s book Essentialism, and one I’ve been sharing lately in talks and conversations. Greg suggests that in any team or organisation, “clarity of purpose consistently predicts how people do their jobs.” When people are clear they know where...

5 tips to stop email taking over your life

The average worker spends 41% of their time on email management, and the volume of email each of us receives is currently doubling every 4-5 years. More than half of all UK workers admit to being stressed by how much email they receive, and being...

Are you the default person?

An article caught my eye this week. The first line asked “Are you the default parent?”, followed by “If you have to think about it, you're not. You'd know. Trust me.” It gave a humorous and somewhat bleak account of all the things you scope,...

Two brilliant email autoresponses

How available are you? Do you have email on 24/7? Does your phone buzz when someone tweets you? Do you wake up to that familiar red light flashing on your Blackberry? What about times when you’re in a meeting? With a client? On the phone? When you’re...

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