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how to invite people to meetings

How to Invite People to a Meeting

Inviting people to a meeting sounds like it should be a simple thing to do. Just pop them over a meeting invite, and that should be job done. But, let’s reverse the role for a second. Think about how you feel when you just get a calendar invite sent to you asking you to attend

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How to Create Positive Habits that Lead to Success

We all have habits. We tend to think of most of them as negative. Picking your nose, cravings, over-sleeping, taking short-cuts. They are all habits and all which we probably see as negative. We often use the term ‘I just got into the habit of it’ when we describe using these habits. But, what if

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interruptions log

Dealing With Interruptions – Start an Interruptions Log

One thing that gets in the way of effective time management is interruptions. Whether these interruptions come in the form of people approaching your desk, a phone call or email, they all prevent us from managing our time and getting things done. Interruptions can be frustrating, and we often waste a lot of time dealing

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Make Your Writing More Positive

How to Make Your Writing More Positive

Whether you are writing a blog post, an email to a customer or a report, it pays to make your writing more positive. Positive writing is much more engaging and gives a much better all-round feeling for the reader. What is Negative Writing? Negative writing is when the language that is used in writing is

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The Importance of Training In an Organisation

I saw this posted on LinkedIn a few days ago, and it made me chuckle. It’s a conversation I’ve had and heard many times in the past. Over the years, I’ve had many a conversation with delegates in training courses who describe this a contributing factor to how motivated people are. When there is a

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how to say no confidently

How to Say No Confidently

Do you find it difficult to say no to people?  Many of us do.  Many of us don’t like to let people down and try to please people. Many of us are worried about the reaction of the other person when we do say no. But, we have to realise at some point that we

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generating a bias towards action

Generate a Bias Towards Action

Are you one of those people who overthink things? Do you think you spend more time planning and less time doing – potentially getting into too much detail and leaving less time to actually get things done? If you do, you probably find this impacts on your productivity. You also may look at others with

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