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 … More Mastering Meetings
Lifelong learning is a commitment or acknowledgement that you will never stand still in your career (or personal life). Nowadays, standing still actually means you will be moving backwards relative to the fast paced and ever evolving world. I’ve heard many people say that they don’t have the desire, or more often the time & … More The Google Habit – Lifelong Learning
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 entrepreneur.com for former Apple CEO, John Sculley’s thoughts that you should “view failure not as a ‘game … More Who wants to make mistakes?
Firstly, an admission. I wrote this post 4 years ago and can be found here. Its still incredibly relevant and one of my most read posts. Although it was originally written to help managers to guide their employees, I think its a great skill set for anyone to have, especially as you start your working … More What and How in order to Why – 2 Stage Development Planning
Quite a bold statement but I happen to believe it; reading regularly and widely will make you look intelligent. But that is not the reason to invest your time and energy. Let me explain the actual reasons why you should: It broadens your horizons and expectations. Reading beyond your current remit develops the idea of … More Reading regularly and widely will make you look intelligent!