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How to deal with people who are just plain wrong

  Do you recognize this scenario?     You are talking to someone who just won’t listen and is completely wrong. You know the kind of person: someone who is stubborn and keeps arguing with you and dismissing your (excellent) … Continue reading


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Why impatience can cost you $100k

  Most mornings I go for a run along the lanes where I live. I don’t particularly like running, but I know it’s good for me. So I’ve found ways to make it less unpleasant, I don’t expect it to … Continue reading


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Do you allow your emotions to rule your life?

  Are you able to identify emotions?   Try this simple test: Can you tell the difference between a happy dog and an angry dog? I bet you can – and being able to do this is vital.     … Continue reading


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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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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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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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