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The Out-Of-Office Reply That Will Change Your Life

After my annual holidays I didn’t have a single email to respond to. Sounds unusual but here’s why — I set an out-of-office reply to let people know that I would delete all emails on my return…

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Humility: The One Thing You Need to Be A Great Leader

Humility is not generally celebrated as a key leadership trait within corporate culture. It is under-valued, poorly understood and rarely recruited against when selecting senior leaders. Yet research shows that humility is essential for anyone in a position of power.

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Penguins, Elephants & The Art of Change

Change Management… the dark art of changing things when change is hard. Here are two great books on change that are worth reading or getting re-acquainted with — Switch and Our Iceberg Is Melting.

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Two Outstanding Books To Make You More Productive

If you could choose just 2 productivity books to read, what might they be? In this post, we reveal our favourite productivity books of all time and how they have helped us to shift the way we work.

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Overworked? Here’s 3 Ways To Take Back Control

Everyone, everywhere, is busy. As a productivity coach, I come across this time and again. There’s not magic fix, yet here are 3 timeless strategies to help you overcome overwork and reclaim your life…

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How To Be Productive By Doing Nothing

In a penalty shootout, goalkeepers must choose their action before they know which way the ball will go. Is it better to dive left or right? The answer might surprise you – it’s usually best do nothing at all…

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Feeling Overwhelmed? Then Break Things Down!

When life is complex and overwhelming, don’t give up or compulsively dive into action without thinking. Stop, reflect and break things down.
Here’s what I did a few years ago when my chook shed was destroyed in a landslip…

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Want the secret to success? Grow slow.

Overnight sensation or slow, sustained growth? It’s counter-intuitive, yet research suggests that slow might be best. Give up the dream of instant success in exchange for slow, measured progress…

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