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Welcome - the purpose of the blog page is to provide you with a never ending source of valuable, practical and entertaining information designed to help you get the best performance from yourself and others.

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  • Time Management Strategies

    25 May 2018

    Time Management Strategies Here are seven time-management strategies: 1. Set clear and specific goals and measure your progress. 2. Prioritise tasks according to their "Value" and "Deadline pressure". 3. Distinguish between "Busy work" and "Productive work". 4. Delegate more often. 5. Delegate the right tasks, f... Continue Reading >

    Time Management Strategies
  • Four Steps to Improve your Communication Skills

    22 May 2018

    Four Steps to Improve Your Communication Skills Here are the best four ways to improve your communication skills. Talk about what you want, not what you don't want. Use specific rather than vague language. Give logical reasons to support every opinion, plan or suggestion. Always be polite. More specifically; 1. Talk... Continue Reading >

    Four Steps to Improve your Communication Skills
  • How to Improve Yourself

    18 May 2018

    How to Improve Yourself In order to improve your results and be successful, you need to constantly improve performance. There are seven major ways to improve yourself and your performance. Improve your knowledge bank. Improve your technical skills and abilities. Improve your energy levels. Improve your ability to think lo... Continue Reading >

    How to Improve Yourself
  • Communication Skills: Clear, Rational and Positive

    15 May 2018

    Communication Skills: Clear, Rational and Positive Your communication should always be: 1. Clear. People should always be able to understand what you mean. 2. Rational. Back your message with as many "reasons to believe" that what you say, is true and good. 3. Positive. Ensure that your message has a positive... Continue Reading >

    Communication Skills: Clear, Rational and Positive
  • Why are Some Meetings a Waste of Time?

    15 May 2018

    Why are some meetings a waste of time? Here the reasons why meetings are often a waste of time . The meeting was held "out of habit". The meeting lacked a definite purpose. Too many people, or the wrong people, were invited to attend. There was no proper agenda. The meeting... Continue Reading >

    Why are Some Meetings a Waste of Time?
  • How to Think Logically

    11 May 2018

    How to think logically Let us look at the question of logical thinking and contrast it to every other type. Logic is a system of thought (and communication). Logical thought (and communication) are different from all other types. Logic is not guessing, nor wishing, or hoping. Logic is a special kind... Continue Reading >

    How to Think Logically
  • Everything is Negotiable

    08 May 2018

    Everything is Negotiable The ability of negotiate is a useful skill that most people in business will need at some stage. Here are some notes based on Gavin Kennedy's excellent book Everything is Negotiable: Always say NO to their opening offer. Don't complain: Instead, negotiate a solution. When in negotiations, keep... Continue Reading >

    Everything is Negotiable
  • How to Handle the Workplace Bully

    04 May 2018

    How to handle the workplace bully. Bullying is intended to intimidate the victim. The bully may be bullying in the hope of achieving; compliance, deterrence, dominance, status or ego. Compliance. To induce somebody to do something. Deterrence. To prevent somebody from doing something. Dominance. To gain emotional power over another. Status... Continue Reading >

    How to Handle the Workplace Bully
  • How to Make a Good Decision

    01 May 2018

    How to make a good decision There are six types of decision you will come across: 1. Yes or No? 2. Which one, What kind? Decisions 3. What is the priority order? Decisions 4. What is the best sequence? Decisions. 5. Problem-cause-solution Decisions. 6. Problem, implication and countermeasure Decisions... Continue Reading >

    How to Make a Good Decision