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What to do with your time?

What to do with your time?

A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned a conversation with Louise, my coach, about how I like many others, had been trying to do many, many things and finding that some were simply not getting done.  Was I being inefficient, or did I just have too much to do?  Did I need...

Time is money.  No, it’s so much more than that

Time is money. No, it’s so much more than that

In my own recent coaching session, my coach Louise and I, were discussing challenges I’d been having trying to manage multiple projects which had meant that some things (like writing articles) weren’t getting done. It can become stressful, when there are many, many...

What’s your view of retirement?

What’s your view of retirement?

Work till you are 65 then stop work and live off your pension? This traditional view of retirement no longer exists for many.  Lifestyles and legislation have changed it. More people take or face early retirement, either through choice or redundancy, with an...

Retirement: an Opportunity or a Threat?

Retirement: an Opportunity or a Threat?

When you think of retirement do you see a new door opening or one clanging shut behind you? Retirement from paid work should provide you with the time to do many of the things you enjoy most, whether it be family, travel, hobbies, charity work, studying ….  Without...

The Myth of Time Management

The Myth of Time Management

We lead such busy lives. We complain that we don’t have enough time; or that things are not getting done because we have too much to do; or we stress ourselves trying to fit it all in. At work we think everything has to be done now, so put pressure on ourselves...

What is leadership?

What is leadership?

Real leaders take personal responsibility for what they do and what they achieve.  If there’s something they want – they realise it’s up to them to take the initiative.  They realise they do not need to do all the work (in fact you can’t do it all yourself), but do...

How to have a life, not just a business

How to have a life, not just a business

It’s often thought that if you run a successful business, this has to be at the expense of your personal life. “You can’t run a growing business without some sacrifices”, we tell ourselves. I hear stories all the time of business owners who set up their own business...

Forget the X Factor – leadership is about the Oomph factor.

Forget the X Factor – leadership is about the Oomph factor.

You know, that fire in your belly which made you do things and step into the unknown without as much as a backward glance. Do you have it? Oomph is all about excitement, energy, and enthusiasm - but I think its more than that – it’s that something special that just...

Leadership – Real Leaders

Leadership – Real Leaders

I’m curious about what it takes to be an effective leader today; what do companies and other organisations want in their leaders? I particularly noted an article by James Caan, one of TV’s Dragons and a highly successful businessman, where he explained that … “a...

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