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How To Be That Diamond Your Boss Is Looking For!

When it’s all said and done, bosses the world over are looking for someone who is dependable… Diamonds come in all shapes and sizes. Employees do too. Interesting, isn’t it.? Those “diamonds” who create the most value at work are the ones that are reliable. To be a diamond, doesn’t mean being a world beater. […]

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Seeking Clarity Within the Fog! The Art of Negotiation Using 5 Key Concepts.

I mention regularly how foggy it is at the top of an organisation. This is no different when seeking an outcome during a negotiation. When faced with any negotiation, even the most simple, we can be shrouded in fog. We find ourselves uncertain as to how we make our way through the murkiness. You would […]

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4 Tips on How to Stop Overthinking and KISS!

For those of you out there who are like me and overthink just about everything, there is a solution. I have no doubt you have heard of the KISS principle. Most of us know it stands for: Keep It Simple Stupid. In fact, the letters KISS do have a number of other meanings such as: […]

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The Future of Work – The Top Skills Required for 2022 Onwards – Being Creative

The World Economic Forum’s most recent report The Future of Jobs Report 2020 states: “We estimate that by 2025, 85 million jobs may be displaced by a shift in the division of labour between humans and machines, while 97 million new roles may emerge that are more adapted to the new division of labour between […]

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Problems, Solutions and Options – A Veritable Tale

A key leadership and management tool I learnt early on was the wisdom of problems… The first time I became an acting manager, on the very first day I sat down and asked myself: “where do I start?” It occurred to me quite naturally, perhaps I needed to write a list of everything I was […]

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Eating the Elephant – How to Tackle Tasks of Any Size, Simply

How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time! The maxim of eating an elephant is well known. There is only one way to tackle a Herculean task (or perhaps even more disconcertingly because of its size or difficulty that as a result induces procrastination): start! Regardless of the type of person you […]

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Making the Tough Decisions – Five Rules

Leaders make them everyday Making a tough decision requires clarity of thought. All too often we are rushed into making a decision because it suits someone else’s narrative (how they want things done). Ugh – I can hear you sighing right now 😉 The key to making a good decision during a tough situation is […]

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