Author Archives: Nancy Slessenger

How do you get reliable feedback?

  Here’s a great piece of advice:   “Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.”   Ann Landers   (I think this advice is probably doubly true for cats.)   Using feedback from your doting … Continue reading

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Personnel Problems and the Tasmanian Tiger

  We went to Australia in March and while we were there, we went to visit the fabulous Jewel Cave near Margaret River.   The tour guide was particularly well informed and skilled at making the whole visit extremely interesting … Continue reading

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You need to have more meetings

  Here’s an interesting thought – do you need to have more meetings? Usually people on my workshops complain they have too many meetings. In fact during more than 20 years of running workshops and courses on Time Management and … Continue reading

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How to avoid this costly recruitment mistake

  Have you even interviewed someone and liked them so much you’ve offered them a job? And then regretted it later?     It’s so easy to do and it’s such a costly mistake to make. “Marry in haste, repent … Continue reading

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Should companies respond to all job applicants?

  Last week there was an interesting report on BBC Radio 4 about how many companies just don’t reply to candidates who apply for jobs with them.     The next day we heard comments from both applicants and companies. … Continue reading

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A chance to test my Emotional Intelligence

  You may recall that my lovely old Beetle car died about a year ago.   In December I ordered my new Beetle, exactly to my specifications. It finally arrived on 6th May. (As an aside, it’s very sad to … Continue reading

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Should teenagers be allowed to sleep in?

  Sleeping in  This week I heard an interesting debate on the radio between Guy Holloway, head teacher at Hampton Court House and Anna May Mangan.   He is planning to let his students start at 1.30 in the afternoon, … Continue reading

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Doing your objectives the easy way

  I was working with a client recently who had made huge efforts to get his objectives right. He’d clearly spent hours working on them. I’ve seen this many times before.       Clients often send me through a … Continue reading

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