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How to cope with interruptions in a home office

26 November 2018

PRACTICAL TIME HELP EVERY WEEK ON FACEBOOK LIVE      Every Monday (Sunday if you’re in the Northern Hemisphere) I do a short Facebook Live session, sharing one or two quick tips on just one topic. After some trialling of time slots and length of video I’ve settled on making it very short and snappy […]

 

Don’t be so available

9 September 2015

How much assistance to your staff is too much? Surely good staff management and delegation is to be available when people have questions? Not necessarily. Actually, being ‘there for my staff’ 100% of the time is neither good management nor good delegation. Instead, it causes bottlenecks, frustration, low morale, and blocks your people from learning […]

 

Consistency: The Key To Better Time Management

30 October 2013

When I ask people about what they struggle with the most when it comes to time management, consistency is a reoccurring answer. This makes sense, because creating a new timetable or “to-do” list isn’t the difficult part of managing your time. Applying the new schedule in your life is. This step is always overlooked. A […]

 

Meetings CAN Start on Time!

14 October 2013

Ever noticed that many groups have an insidious culture of running late for meetings? It seems almost that the bigger the organisation the worse the problem. Of course there can be a number of contributing reasons, but one big one is very simple and ragingly obvious – people don’t allow themselves enough time to get […]

 

A smart meeting technique to generate far better results

7 February 2012

Start with spelling out the framework, timing, process and agenda in the first few minutes. Many chairpersons cover off timing and agenda quickly, but few lay out the framework and process. The benefit of explaining these two items immediately is the focused attention of those present. Even if people have had an agenda, if the […]

 

Does Your Organisation Overuse Email?

21 June 2011

Just because we can send an email doesn’t mean we should! Here’s an example – The planning team of a large institution often work on large collaborative projects. This often requires input from all members. They had been in the habit of sending emails to all members of the team for input and contributions.      […]

 

A Meeting Room Is No Place For Phones

7 June 2011

A very large international IT company asked for a course on ‘How to run effective meetings’. It was the weirdest session I’ve ever run; a brilliant example of how not to run meetings. The trouble was, the CEO had a different work ethic to the rest of the company. She’d been sent to Australia from the States to […]

 

A Quick Guide To Ensuring Effective Meetings

27 September 2010

Do you ever sit in meetings trying to stay focused, doodling on the corner of your paper and wondering when on earth it is going to end? A huge amount of money and time is wasted with unproductive and poorly run meetings, and yet they fill a vital role in modern communication. Here are a few […]

 

Do Meetings Stop Your Productivity?

19 August 2010

How many meetings do you attend in a week? A month? A year? Of all those meetings, how many are vital to the work you do? So much time and productivity can be lost by the seemingly endless maze of meetings that entangle many professionals. Today’s tip is short and sweet – before you confirm […]

 

Easy Tips That Stop Meetings Ruling Your Work Day.

7 June 2010

Do you feel as though you are always running to, or from, a meeting? Do you sit in meetings wondering why you are there? Or thinking that most of it is not relevant to you? A huge amount of money and time is wasted with unproductive and poorly run meetings, and yet they fill a […]

 

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