we should also be aware of how these positive traits can turn sour when under pressure or when not kept in check. In essence they can turn you into an island, only using your partners or colleagues to affirm you in your perceived weaknesses without actually letting them in on your work.
Take a very mundane example: You are running late for a meeting, you are at the barriers leaving a train station waiting to present your ticket and the person in front of you is on the phone, coffee in hand attempting to fish their ticket out of their back pocket and taking some time to do this, do you feel like being a nice person in this moment?
technologies now mean most forms of data are so easily stored and recalled that this renders the rolodex and paper diary extinct. However the more cognitive, theorising and immediate sides of note writing and recording information could still be used with effective results.
I thought I’d spend a bit of time jotting down the blogs I have found most useful during my time as a Productivity Coach and why, so here goes…
I love sitting with people and seeing the penny drop, watching improvements over the month that we have open email communication and again sitting down with them during our follow-up session to revise our action plan and come up with new goals based on the time won back
My ‘heroes of old’ series wouldn’t be complete without focusing on some prominent creators of works who were truly prolific.
This week Dwight D. Eisenhower the 34th president of the United States is in the spot-light. The classically trained project managers among you may recall his coined methodology ‘The Eisenhower Matrix’, a simple and effective tool for prioritising tasks, but before I go on to this, it’s his overall leadership qualities that I wanted to focus on first.
“The three most harmful addictions are heroin, carbohydrates, and a monthly salary.” Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Anita Roddick is, in my view, the queen of start-ups. As many celebrated International Women’s Day yesterday, what better person to write about – she stood up for the rights of women all over the world! Here’s a few tips about starting a business that have come from her quotes
The network is beyond us, there is always collaboration: It is arrogant to think you can do anything on your own.