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A moral dilemma

    A Grapevine reader got in touch recently with a tricky problem.     Like a lot of people, Tom (not his real name), has been through many company reorganisations. In the last round, he kept a job, but … Continue reading


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Procrastination cure – 10 easy steps

  15th January was Procrastinator’s New Year. I’m surprised it’s that early.     No doubt it’s not celebrated till some time in February.     Why do people procrastinate?   On our time management courses I often come across … Continue reading


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Three tips to getting the most out of your objectives

    It’s a big mistake not to have any objectives, but just having them is not good unless you use them. Find out what you need to do here.   Last week, together with Dr Dave Nicol, I presented … Continue reading


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Memorial – Ros Munton – The Best of Bookkeepers

  It is with great sadness that I write this short tribute to our dear friend and bookkeeper, Ros Weaver, or Ros Munton as you would have known her if you bought anything from us over the years.   Ros … Continue reading


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Tips for keeping your New Year’s Resolutions

  Did you keep your New Year’s Resolutions?   It’s the New Year. Time to take the decorations down and  check if you kept your New Year’s Resolutions from last year.     Did you keep your New Year’s Resolutions? … Continue reading


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Ghastly Gifts and Cracking Christmas Comebacks

  How to deal with unwelcome Christmas presents You know the situation – you are sat there on Christmas day with relatives you haven’t seen all year and it’s time to exchange presents.   You had absolutely no idea what … Continue reading


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What is the difference between strategy and objectives?

    Here’s a great question a client asked me recently. Do you know the answer? It would seem that not many people do.   Objectives are what you need to achieve. Strategy is a route, plan or method for … Continue reading


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Getting the basics right – why attention is so important

  A couple of weeks ago, in my blog Get the Basics Right First, I talked about the executive functions of your brain.     You’ll find more about that this today. The next executive function is attention.   Several … Continue reading


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