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What are poor estimation skills?

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Scrapping the annual appraisal

I heard last week that Adobe Systems is scrapping their annual performance appraisal (though pay reviews will still take place once a year). Why is this? It turns out that Donna Morris, senior VPHR at Adobe Systems noticed that there … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions Broken Already?

Oh dear. Even if it’s just cutting the calorie intake or spending less, what do you do if you have already broken your New Year’s resolutions? Or if you fail in the first week or two? Don’t panic or give … Continue reading

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Why emotional intelligence helps

A lot of rubbish is talked about emotional intelligence. But what is it really? Emotional intelligence is your ability to: Recognise emotions both in yourself and others Know how those emotions impact on your behaviour and thought Access the most … Continue reading

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3 Tips to help you achieve your objectives and goals

Keeping yourself motivated so that you achieve your goals and objectives is something that many people find difficult. It’s easy enough at the beginning, but as you encounter problems and obstacles it can get more difficult. To achieve your goals … Continue reading

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What to do with your objectives

It’s all very well having beautifully written, SMART objectives and goals, but what do you do with them? This is exactly what one of my clients asked me recently. I was surprised, but then I realised that there’s a lot … Continue reading

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Is competition a good thing?

Imagine this scenario. Your boss tells you that you are getting a pay rise of 5%. You are probably delighted. How do you feel when you hear Joan Smith got 10%? Why should this make any difference to you? You … Continue reading

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Does change really have to be so hard?

Are you familiar with this model? Often known as the Kübler-Ross model, it gives the stages that you apparently need to go through when you experience grief or have to deal with a difficult change. Kübler-Ross Here are the five … Continue reading

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