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Posted On June 29, 2016
Email – do you love it or loathe it? It’s an integral part of our working and personal lives these days, yet its content is not often interesting or engaging. Sometimes an email is useful, but it can be hard to tell because the gold can be buried deep in the long, late-night ramblings of your correspondent.

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Posted On October 29, 2015
How many meetings do you attend in an average week? Less than 8? More than 30? If each meeting takes an average of 45 minutes, that’s at least 6 hours (15%) of your week spent in a group around a table or on the phone. For some people, meetings can take up 50% or more of the working week.

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Posted On October 22, 2015
You would think that – with people increasingly working longer hours and working remotely on mobile devices – we would find more time to learn at work. Yet the converse is true, as we work more, people have even less work-time to devote to their skill improvement and professional development.

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Posted On March 15, 2014
Working with organisations to improve their people’s performance is rewarding work. But after a while, you think everyone has solved the big issues of managing people. Managers everywhere clearly outline expectations, communicate effectively, hold people accountable, and address performance issues in a timely and supportive matter… right?

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Posted On February 21, 2014
Did you look back over 2013 and find you didn’t quite do what you set out to? For me, it was a short online course that I registered for, intent on completing it in record time and mastering its subject-matter. It wasn’t required for work but something that would help my career in the medium to long term. Of course I didn’t even finish the course, let alone master the subject!

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