3 Ways To Setup A Standing Desk

Standing is the new sitting! More and more people are standing at their desks at work — to stay alert, reduce back ache and get productive. If you’re convinced but don’t know where to start, here’s 3 great options to buy, make or modify your existing desk.

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The Secret Of Losing A Grand Final In Style

But just before the game, my 6 year old daughter said something that I found very helpful: “Well daddy, the most important thing is that you try. Just try your best. Then I’ll be proud of you.” Sweet. That’s what I needed to hear at the time and it changed my perspective…

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Why I End Each Week With A Digital Detox

By disconnecting from technology I find that I reconnect with life. I switch off from the work in my head and live out a full day in an undistracted, unstimulated and unmediated type of way.

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The Fall Of Jane Holden And Why It Matters

Too many leaders start well but finish badly. They promise much but deliver little. Sometimes it’s a competency problem. But more often it’s about character. Here’s what we mean …

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Get Rid of Email Alerts on Your iPhone and iPad Forever

Imagine if your organisation held a ‘bring your toddler to work day?’ What might it look like? Endless distraction? Constant nagging? Sound like the interruptive behaviour of your iPhone or iPad? Well that’s because it probably is! Here’s how to turn email alerts off…

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What I Learnt From Getting My Email Hacked

I woke up yesterday, turned on my phone and noticed that I’d inadvertently sent 500 emails overnight. I’d been hacked. It took me all morning to restore my contacts and it made me stop and think about how reliant I am on technology. Here’s what I learnt …

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How To Kill Outlook Alerts Once And For All

Microsoft Outlook likes to beep. Its default alert settings entice you to react to every email as it comes in. Stop letting your email notifications shape the way you work by turning off the beep. Here’s how to do it …

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Why Email Alerts Almost Always Cause Addiction

E-mail alerts (notifications, beeps and badges) are evil little suckers. They create addiction and fuel the widespread misuse and overuse of email seen in workplaces today. Here’s 2 reasons why …

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How Folding My Clothes Helped Me Run 5 Km

Have you ever tried to start a habit but didn’t get it to stick? 2 years ago I decided that I wanted to start running. I’ve always enjoyed running and the feeling that followed afterwards. Despite my good intentions, this didn’t quite work out as well as I hoped …

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GTD Contexts: Are They Redundant In The Digital Age?

When David Allen wrote Getting Things Done®, he physically had to be at the office to write a memo. It made sense to only access those tasks marked as @office. In the digital age, the original logic of GTD contexts has stopped making sense …

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