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Time Management - Is Time Really Wasted?

The UK Learning and Skills Council had surveyed 1600 adults and over half identified that they were wasting two to three hours a day on certain activities including “waiting for children, ..
(August 16, 2008)
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Will Food Shortages Change Consumer Views on Genetically ..

I have been to several conferences and meetings this week where there has been a discussion on genetically modified (GM) foods. With the current food shortages and rising food prices there has been a .
(June 16, 2008)
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Managing Change

How does a manager facilitate change - well they need to engage and enable their staff. Change must be managed through a structured approach. This approach must identify where you are and where you ..
(June 16, 2008)
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Meetings About Meetings

Last year I wrote a post on How often do you retreat? I mused upon how we all needed opportunity to recharge our personal batteries, but how we don't do it enough time. Sometimes are heads are so ..
(July 10, 2008)
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Strength Or Weakness?

Everyone is encouraged to develop their personal brand almost to brag about their talents, but do we get hung up in the need to blow our own trumpet? I sometimes watch politicians or CEOs who have ..
(July 10, 2008)
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Leading Concensus

This month has been the 40th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King. One often repeated quotes from Martin Luther King states that “A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus, but .
(April 12, 2008)
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Food Safety And Quality Manual

A food safety and quality manual should outline the structure of the food safety and quality management system for a food production or processing organisation. It will also provide a central point ..
(April 12, 2008)
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The Number Six

How do you warm people up in the opening session of a training course or team building session? I often play a little game. The answers will tell you a lot about the people that you have on the team. .
(January 20, 2008)
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Remembering the Fallen

I visited the Vietnam Memorial in Washington almost on Veterans Day, or as we call it in the UK Armistice Day. The path to the memorial was very crowded with many former veterans, who were grouped ..
(November 08, 2007)
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If You Are In A Hole Stop Digging

There is an old English saying “that pride comes before a fall and a haughty spirit before destruction”. We have all experienced the light headed feeling of invincibility in our working ..
(July 25, 2007)
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Putting Yourself In A Good Light

Increasingly, we have to “sell” ourselves to potential employers, clients, customers and work colleagues. We can quickly run into trouble if we over-promote ourselves and then cannot ..
(July 25, 2007)
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Change Management

Mahatma Gandhi said that “You must be the change you wish to see in the world. " During a conversation, I remember saying to a friend that “We must be the people we want our children to ..
(June 27, 2007)
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Being Effective

Ernest Hemingway said “Never confuse movement with action!" In our organisations we are often surrounded by seemingly very busy people, but are they actually being effective? Are you the kind ..
(June 27, 2007)
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I Know It But Am I Implementing It?

Sometimes when I am facilitating group development activities someone in the group will say “I know all that, so tell me something new!” My reaction to this kind of comment, especially in .
(June 28, 2007)
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Negotiation Management

One of the key life skills to acquire is the art of negotiation. I am much better at interacting with people on all levels of my life since I learnt the basic art of negotiation. I am not saying that .
(June 29, 2007)
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Are You Talking The Talk?

When you communicate with your colleagues at work do you consider whether you talk “at” them, “to” them or “with” them? The question may sound pedantic, but if you .
(June 30, 2007)
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Conflict Resolution

Turning swords into plough-shares is not an easy task, but the ability to facilitate conflict resolution is a key skill for any manager or team leader. Some organisations seem to promote conflict as ..
(July 01, 2007)
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How Often Do You Retreat?

Retreating in its spiritual or religious sense is about taking time away from everyday life and reflecting and seeking to find answers to the issues or problems that we face. Retreat, or quiet ..
(July 11, 2007)
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Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

In 1676, Sir Isaac Newton wrote “If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants" in a letter to Robert Hooke a fellow scientist and mathematician. I think that this is a ..
(July 09, 2007)
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Do You Volunteer?

I undertake a range of work for charity or community groups primarily because I want to make a difference and I like giving something back to my community that in turn supports me. When I reflect on ..
(July 02, 2007)
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