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 […]

Mastering Meetings

This effectiveness tip is so simple (notice I didn’t say easy though), it’s practically criminal. Yet equally shocking is how destructive and wasteful meetings usually are in the workplace. Meetings should be (and for those early in their careers, expect them to be) purposeful and effective. I mean, why else would a busy group of individuals interrupt whatever […]

Who wants to make mistakes?

Who wants to make mistakes? No-one right?  Why on earth would we seek mistakes.  The embarrassment; the consequences; the shame. However, you can learn more from your mistakes than you do your successes.  Check out this article from for former Apple CEO, John Sculley’s thoughts that you should “view failure not as a ‘game […]