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Do less and do it well

Do less and do it well

Being busy seems to be part of our way of being these days. I constantly hear people saying they “don’t have enough hours in the day”, they’re “pressed for time” or are “running out of time”. As a society, we are described as “time poor” and are in the midst of a “culture of busyness”. It has become a badge of honour to be “too busy” to fit everything into our lives and in fact if you aren’t busy, this is often seen as a weakness or a problem, particularly in the workplace.  ..

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How to Handle Making Mistakes

How to Handle Making Mistakes

Chances are you have experienced the negative impact of doing something that leaves you with a black mark against your name. No matter what you do thereafter, it seems, you simply can’t shake it. You don’t get that promotion, you have responsibility taken from you, you could even be demoted or worse ‘let go’. Is it possible to turn things around? The answer isn’t simple. Of course, it depends on the individuals you are working with, how forgiving they are, what you did in the first place and how you handled it. ..

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The power of inversion in the workplace

The power of inversion in the workplace

Creativity and innovation happen when there is an inversion of what came before. An inversion of the status quo. Think of the great artists and musicians of our time. They dare to break the rules and go against the current standard to create new ones and the results are compelling. Inversion is the key to innovative thinking and is also a particularly useful problem-solving technique when used in the workplace. ..

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Setting a Communication process agreement

Setting a Communication process agreement

Twenty years ago, we did not have the abundance of communication mediums we have in the workplace today. If you needed to tell someone something, you walked to their desk to tell them, picked up the landline, left them a memo or put a good old post-it note on their desk.  ..

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The Four Lenses of Change

The Four Lenses of Change

Leading through change. It’s something all leaders and managers have to do. And yet navigating their team effectively through change and uncertainty continues to be one of the most challenging aspects of their jobs. Your ability to effectively lead your team through change can make or break you, as a leader. Luckily, there are some great management tools available to help you effectively tackle leading your team through change. In this article I outline one of many ways to lead through uncertainty, stay on top of your game and to keep things moving forward in a positive way. It’s about perspective and looking through four different types of ‘lenses’. I find it to be a practical and useful framework that you can readily and easily use throughout the process of leading through change. ..

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