Why should we Bother to Analyze our INTERNAL Relationships?

or...Mapping Internal Relationships"Good relationships don’t just happen; they take time, patience and two people who truly want to work to be together."My sister is a calculating critic and good observer. There are, of course, some character flaws; but in spite of the fact that she married a Kiwi and lives almost at the ultimate end [...]

The Top 2 Ways to Communicate in Meetings

For regular readers of my blogs you will know that meetings is a pet subject of mine. Here's a short and sweet article on the subject from Christine Comaford...The problem with your meetings? You're talking about the wrong things, in the wrong ways."Rules for Renegades"“Of the hundreds of companies I’ve worked with over the past [...]

10 Ways to Make E-mail Better

Hate managing email? This list of tricks can help. I came across this great post by Christina DesMarais and wanted to share it in its entirety...I have nearly 21,000 email messages in my inbox. I don't file, archive, or delete anything.Think this hands-off approach is a bloody mess? Personally, I think my approach is working--I try [...]

4 Things NOT to do in Meetings!

" Our meetings are held to discuss many problems which would never arise if we held fewer meetings." - Ashley BrilliantAs those of you that are regular readers of my blogs will know, I'm a big advocate for improving efficiency, and therefore productivity, in meetings. I have covered a lot about what we SHOULD do. [...]

Making PowerPoint MORE Effective!

“Communication is about getting others to adopt your point of view, to help them understand why you’re excited. If all you want to do is create a file of facts and figures, then cancel the meeting and send in a report.” - Seth GodinIf you read  my article titled 'Has Powerpoint Killed Discussion', you will [...]

WARNING: Multitasking can kill…

...........creativity and meaningful discussion"Most of the time multitasking is an illusion. You think you are multitasking but in reality you're actually wasting time switching from one task to another." - Bosco TjanRight now, you might be reading this blog on your iPad while watching TV and intermittently checking e-mails on your phone. You’re trying to [...]

10 Easy Ways to Get More Done

Once again, I find myself re-producing a great article by Geoffrey James. And once again, it's so good, I have re-produced it in full... Take control of your work experience and notice how much more gets done. The New York Times recently ran an article about how email can make people less productive. However, misuse [...]