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June 29, 2016

Performance Consultancy Unplugged (webinar)

Performance Consultancy Unplugged - BrightTalk Webinar with Paul Matthews on Wednesday 5th October at 3pm After the positive feedback from Paul's first webinar with BrightTalk in January this year, he has been invited to run a 2nd one, building on “Managing Performance: An Alternative Approach”. Here goes... Performance is down. We are not making the numbers. We

June 26, 2016

Fixing a strained relationship at work

Management guru Peter Drucker believed that most clashes at work arise from the fact that one person does not know... ...What the other person does ...How the other person does his or her work ...What contribution the other person concentrates on ...What results he or she expects. Do you have any relationships at work that

June 19, 2016

Don’t send your ducks to eagle school

"The first rule of management is this - don't send your ducks to eagle school." Jim Rohn Ducks will struggle to keep up with their eagle classmates in the flying lessons. Conversely, eagles will struggle in the river at duck school. People have their strengths, and we play best when playing to our strengths. What

June 12, 2016

Time and money – and the third ‘currency’

We are used to the idea of time as a resource, and money as a resource, and that we can spend them as a currency to achieve something. There is a third currency we often forget. Our energy. Nido Quebin, a motivational speaker, said "Nothing can add more power to life than concentrating all your

June 9, 2016

Do as you would be done by: wisdom works

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"In looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy. And if they don't have the first, the other two will kill you." — Warren Buffet, CEO, Berkshire Hathaway It hasn’t been a good week for convincing the public of morality within business. With Sports Direct, BHS and other fraud cases in

June 5, 2016

Common sense is really not so common

It was one of the rude awakenings in my life that common sense was not so common as its name would suggest. I knew what was obviously sensible, and anyone with common sense should know it too; and then I encountered other cultures, and realised that what was common sense to me was not to

June 1, 2016

Multitasking – Myth and Mystery by Paul Matthews

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Can you really multitask efficiently? There are many people who swear that they can, and just as many studies that say they are fooling themselves, and that efficient multitasking is impossible. So what is the truth of it? First, we need to take a look at what we mean by “multitasking.” The idea arose in the