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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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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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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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Thank you Sue Townsend

  Thank you Sue Townsend It was with great sadness that I heard Sue Townsend; creator of Adrian Mole (and much more) died last week. She was the best selling novelist in the 1980s.   I loved her writing style; … Continue reading


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Taking Risks at Christmas

  Did you know that taking risks improves performance? And did you also know that creativity improves when you have a clear objective and need (“Necessity is the mother of invention” they say).     Here’s a little festive tale … Continue reading


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Where did your good people come from?

    Many years ago, when I was working as a production manager, I became intrigued by a specific recruitment problem. Why was it that we had recruited so many people who were quite clearly not very suitable for the … Continue reading


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How do you write your own CV or résumé?

  If you have ever recruited anyone, you have probably seen some awful CVs (Curriculum Vitae) and résumés in your time. And it’s really easy to criticise other people’s CVs and résumés.     But when you come to do … Continue reading


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