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April 29, 2012

Only dead fish follow the stream

Finnish proverb: Only dead fish follow the stream Now that really got me thinking! What do you think it means to you? What stream are you in? Where is it going? Do you just want to go where the stream takes you, or do you have your own ideas on your future? Are you dead

April 22, 2012

News: Fully mobile Alchemy for Managers includes enhanced reporting at HRD exhibition 2012

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People Alchemy joins other leading suppliers at this year’s HRD Exhibition, the unmissable event for learning and development professionals, from 25 to 26 April 2012, showcasing the latest addition to Alchemy for Managers: a web edition optimised for smartphones and tablets with breakthrough reporting facilities, which was launched in Autumn last year. Alchemy for Managers

April 21, 2012

How to stop wasting your time

Ask your team to identify low value work. You know, the kind of work that generates comments like "No-one ever looks at these reports" "Now we have to do it all over again" "This is never going to work" "That was a waste of time" "We've got more important things to do" "They changed their

April 14, 2012

Why management is like golf

You can find thousands of tips and rules for how to become a better golfer, and just as many for how to become a better manager. Most of them seem to make perfect sense. Problems start when you try to keep all those rules in your head at the same time - thus the golf

April 4, 2012

Executive Grapevine article: Leading your way out of the stress culture

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How can leaders ease the burden on their stressed-out and anxious employees? Paul Matthews says: ‘Mental toughness and resilience is pretty vital. Someone who gets really stressed in one company might work well in another, while someone else might need the reverse shift. They may need a change in deadlines, or a change in travelling

April 1, 2012

What is in your blind spot?

What others see in us, both good and bad, is often a blind spot. How often have you been surprised at what a friend or colleague thinks of you? So actively seek out more feedback to help increase your self-awareness, to broaden your vision of yourself. With self-awareness, and a little introspection, comes a better