We are always advised to set goals to help us achieve more. But is the conventional wisdom, right? Do goals help us to improve and get more done or are they counter-productive and would you be better leaving measures of your performance more open?
Wednesday 15th May 2019
Wednesday 27th February 2019
Habits are the subconscious behaviours that we all do, often every day without making a deliberate decision to do so. Habits are our brains way of saving energy and they can be really helpful and really unhelpful!
Wednesday 21st November 2018
The time management matrix is a way to categorise tasks based on their relative levels of urgency and importance. Urgency relates to time - something that is urgent requires your immediate attention. Importance relates to results - if something is...
Wednesday 25th October 2017
Wednesday 25th October 2017 Meetings, meetings, meetings! When people come to us for training they usually have a lot to say about meetings! Some of the common problems we hear go along these lines - meetings go on for too long; I have to attend...
Thursday 17th August 2017
I always try to get away a bit during summer, I love the sun more than most but the Dubai heat at this time of year is no fun at all! This year I decided to venture further away and for longer than normal to Bali in Indonesia for a month of remote...
Thursday 24th December 2015
This time of year hopefully brings a break from work and a chance to enjoy time with friends and family, reflect on the year gone by and the year to come and eat too much! Achieving a work life balance is something many people struggle with and...
Monday 24th August 2015
Are you a procrastinator? A report in the UK revealed last week - it was actually a couple of weeks ago but I procrastinated this post - that Britons spend nearly four hours per day delaying tasks that they know they should be doing! You may...
Tuesday 2nd June 2015
I spoke with a group of managers last week who said that they thought email was one of the biggest hindrances to their personal productivity. It is a sentiment shared by many. We are overloaded with emails; some are important, others not so much....
Sunday 10th May 2015
This week we are looking at how to manage distractions from yourself! Distractions can often come from yourself, from your desire to be multitasking, the sheer amount of noise in your head or boredom from the tasks you are working on. Here are my...