Cycle or Tomato? Which time management tool is best for you?

Think about how you manage your day? Do you get into work, sit down, pick up the first task and bash away at it until you get (a) fed up (b) exhausted (c) finished? How many times do you start out with great intentions to get something done only to find that you are self-interrupting so frequently that at the end of the day you wonder where the time went. What do I mean by self-interrupting? … [Read more...]

Make Stress your Friend

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And the awful thing is, life just seems to get more stressful. We are available 24/7, work is seeping (or flooding in some cases) into our private time and everything just seems to be going faster and faster.So, we are often encouraged to see stress as something to be reduced, avoided at all costs, squashed or ignored.We’ve turned stress into the enemy and we are scared of it.But it doesn’t have … [Read more...]

5 Ways to make better decisions

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Am I the only one who hates huge supermarkets? They stress me out and I end up buying totally unnecessary things. This happened the other day when instead of shopping online in the comfort of my own kitchen I ventured into one of these retail hells. I had a list and I was determined to stick to both my list and my budget. But after about half an hour it went rapidly downhill. Faced with, … [Read more...]

Warning: you need way more sleep to stay ahead

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 Are you on top of your game or are you spinning too many plates at once? Are you coping perfectly well with less than 6 hours sleep a night? Are you sure?  We are all genetically programmed to be awake during the day and to sleep at night - and that includes you! You may think that you are managing just fine on less than six hours sleep a night - but the latest research on the subject … [Read more...]

Do you want to improve your personal or team performance?

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Hi there, I will soon be publishing a series of posts that you will find useful to all areas of your life, but particularly on how to improve your personal effectiveness or team performance by developing excellent executive skills.   My posts will include information on time management, workload management, effective communication, decision making and problem solving, stress management, … [Read more...]