Begin with the end in mind

Over the last three weeks I’ve delivered two sessions where “Begin with the end in mind” has come up as a learning point. In fact one of the sessions was with recent graduates and they hadn’t heard of the phrase or Steven R Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (where the phrase comes from). […]

Coming Soon – My First eBook – Successful Email in 15 Minutes

Its been quiet on this blog recently but for good reason.  I’m really excited to say that I’m close to finishing my first ebook which I’ll be launching at as a free gift for those who signup for the newsletter. Its focussed on communications and one of the most frequently discussed topics, writing effective emails. This short book […]

Eat a Live Frog!

This is one of the best pieces of advice I’ve heard is: “Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.” – Mark Twain. Its a bit like “Eat your greens first so that you enjoy the rest of your meal”. Essentially, identify your hardest […]

This week’s top picks – Note Taking Techniques

In my earlier post Why Become a Note Taking Ninja, I explained why having access to information you have recorded from discussions and meetings can build your credibility. This week, I’ve found 3 further articles which I hope will share how to actually go about being effective in note taking; ways in which to record notes which are informative […]

Why Become a Note Taking Ninja

Everyone knows that taking notes is sensible, but it’s more than that, it’s an essential skill. The brain can only hold 7 things, how are you going to overcome that? The advantages of paper and pencil ‘v’ electronic devices to record information (note take) and how to do it effectively How becoming a note taking […]