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When you’ve got too much on your to-do list, you can’t think straight. The Eisenhower matrix is a simple thinking tool for establishing a sense of order over all those tasks so you can get the clarity you need to...

Tackling a major challenge at work is a bit like running up a big hill. It looks daunting and requires sustained effort to get to the top.  And it's easy to get disheartened on the way. I've learned that the best...

September.  Remember the smell of new pencils and the feel of a crisp, new exercise book?  It’s time to make the most of that ‘new term’ feeling and set yourself up for the final months of the year. Here are my...

Habits free up our minds for higher thoughts.  They organise much of what we do into sub-conscious routines, so that we can focus our attention on what’s novel, interesting or necessary in any given moment.  In doing so, habits anchor...

Change requires energy.  What is true in physics is also true for people.  And just as with physical objects, energy not only provides the impetus for people to change, it helps determine the direction.  So becoming more aware of your...

This morning, in the low-key time between fixing the boys’ lunchboxes and getting them off to school normally reserved for listening with half an ear to the Today programme, I put the ingredients for tonight’s curry into the slow cooker. ...

For many, the start of April is also the start of a new performance year and an opportunity to set goals and targets for the year ahead.  Too often, however, we don’t set sufficiently precise goals for ourselves or are...

“Find the work you love” was the clear advice from speakers at the 14th LBS Women in Business Conference on Friday.  Each speaker had done this, and as a result their enthusiasm, commitment and determination came shining through as an...

Yesterday, the BBC website carried a story about lightning flashes that sometimes happen immediately prior to an earthquake.  Curious to see how such a thing could occur, Professor Troy Shinbrot and his team set up a simple experiment using a...