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How Easily Do You Take Offence?

In February I sent out an email about Prioritisation that started with a slightly modified quote from the great Jane Austen. I was delighted that one of our readers spotted it and wrote back saying that he was planning a … Continue reading


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Our People Are Our Greatest Asset

A few years ago I met an interesting man at a conference. He was an NLP (NeuroLinguistic Programming) Master Practitioner. He gave me an excellent tip for hay fever which has worked for me and many of my friends. I … Continue reading


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I Will Get Older

When I was still at school I had a group of friends who were regarded as political extremists – or perhaps regarded themselves that way. I remember being round at the house of one of these girls. She was describing … Continue reading


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Why Working Memory Is So Important

Memory A while back I saw a TV program about Tony Buzan working with some 13-year-old children at a school. He had asked for the worst students, those who were performing poorly. In the two part series he took a … Continue reading


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Have You Ever Bullied Anyone?

Have You Bullied People? Last week there were reports of bullying by our Prime Minister, Gordon Brown. One report I heard was of a security guard being bullied when the PM hit the back of his seat. I didn’t hear … Continue reading


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A Good Question

In our village we carry out various fund-raising activities often for local charities and also for our church roof (yes, really). It was at one of these events that I ran the bar. As an experienced barmaid (a long time … Continue reading


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What’s Your Top Priority?

It is a truth universally acknowledged that many people who need to improve their time management skills don’t have enough time to do it (and consequently don’t come on time management courses). It’s an indicator of the failure of one … Continue reading


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How to Cope with Stressful Situations and Shocks

Recently I’ve been working with a client that is having to make a large number of positions redundant. One of the workshops I ran for them was about how to deal with the initial feelings (shock, worry etc) in that … Continue reading


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