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March 30, 2014

When you communicate, how do you show up?

When we communicate we tend to show up in certain ways, and we often don't realise how we seem to others. For example, when you communicate with others... ...Do you speak a lot or listen a lot? ...Do you identify problems or solve them? ...Do you seek harmony or do you stir the pot? ...Do

March 24, 2014

How many plates can you spin?

Are you, like me, one of those people who find it difficult to say 'no' to requests or interruptions? I look at my to-do list and all the things I have said 'yes' to. Hmmm... It took me a while to realise that when I say 'yes' to something I don't have time for, I

March 16, 2014

How to start a meeting so it takes less time to finish

How often do you come out of a meeting without getting what you needed from the meeting, disappointed yet again? Even though there was an agenda, there were some specific things that you wanted, and you didn't get them because the meeting overan. The agenda was hurried and wasn't properly completed. Try this... When the

March 12, 2014

What are your Big Rocks for 2014?

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What is the Big Rock Theory of Time Management? There are lots of tales as to who created the Big Rock Theory of Time Management (or BRTOTM for short!!) and I have mentioned it in previous Inspires but not written a whole edition on the topic. The story I heard about the origins of the

March 9, 2014

A good manager hates this question

"What do you want me to do?" Seems a reasonable question doesn't it? A less than good manager will proceed to tell people what to do, and how to do it. It's called micro-management. A less than good manager feels good micro-managing because it makes them feel important. And through a misconception of what management

March 2, 2014

They said it was impossible

When people say "Impossible", it is just another way of them saying "I can't imagine any way this could happen." But because they cannot see a way through, does that mean it is truly impossible? Has anybody ever done it? And even if they have not (remember the sub four minute mile), maybe it is