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  • How to up your meeting game…in just three months

    How to up your meeting game…in just three months

    The path to more powerful meetings is a clear and straightforward one: choose one aspect to focus on and then put it into practice for two weeks until it becomes habit, and a part of your...

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  • Making the highest and best use of your positional power

    Making the highest and best use of your positional power

    For organizational leaders, there are two main types of power: positional and personal. Positional power comes from titles: chief executive officer, vice president, director, or manager. Those...

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  • Three technologies for knowledge workers to succeed

    Three technologies for knowledge workers to succeed

    This article is based on the webinar delivered by David Smith, a global director at Virtual Learning Solutions and Virtual Gurus. It can be viewed here. Austrian-born US management consultant...

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  • Challenges of remote project management and how to address them

    Challenges of remote project management and how to address them

    Managing a project remotely can be tricky. No matter how articulate you are in your verbal and written communication, it is still not as good as being there in person. It is, of course, not...

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  • Is insomnia killing your productivity at work?

    Is insomnia killing your productivity at work?

    A good sleeper will look at this headline and rapidly move on to the next article…but if, like me, you are one of the 30% of the UK population who suffer from insomnia and sleep deprivation, then...

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  • The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs: How Apple Changed What Your Audience Expects

    The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs: How Apple Changed What Your Audience Expects

    This article is based on the webinar delivered by bestselling author Carmine Gallo, which can be viewed here. Apple co-founder and CEO, Steve Jobs, was an extraordinary presenter. He brought...

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  • Three companies who are helping mothers to find a better work-life balance

    Three companies who are helping mothers to find a better work-life balance

    It was back in 2013 that Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, published her seminal text Lean In – Women, Work, and the Will to Lead which encouraged women to “sit at the table,”...

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  • Virtual reality: truths about the world of virtual work

    Virtual reality: truths about the world of virtual work

    I’m crouched down, in a weird seated-squat position. I have earphones dangling from ears and my iPhone is to my right, on the floor. I’m looking at a GoToMeeting screen as a chat unfolds in our...

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  • Tips for scheduling meetings when you work virtually

    Tips for scheduling meetings when you work virtually

    As someone who’s worked virtually (and independently) for many years, one of the biggest benefits that comes with this way of working is the autonomy that I have in how I structure my working day....

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  • Organising your office for ultimate productivity

    Organising your office for ultimate productivity

    When we’re always in a rush to get things done, tasks, like cleaning the office and keeping your desk organised, can fall off the map quickly. It’s counterintuitive, but taking the time to...

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  • Can ‘mindfulness’ help us to perform better at work?

    Can ‘mindfulness’ help us to perform better at work?

    Over the past few years, Google, Intel, Adobe, Apple, LinkedIn, Goldman Sachs, the NHS have brought mindfulness and meditation to the workplace. In our fast-paced, high-tech world, it seems...

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  • Employee personality types and how to motivate them

    Employee personality types and how to motivate them

    It’s no secret that each and every employee is unique. We all approach and execute work in our own way. So why does so much of the management advice out there lump employees together?  While it’s...

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  • Four ways we can be preparing for automation in the workplace

    Four ways we can be preparing for automation in the workplace

    It’s a subject sometimes tinged with fear and uncertainty, but nonetheless a hot topic of discussion in all industries at the moment…that being the advent of artificial intelligence (AI) in the...

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  • 5 best business books to read this summer

    5 best business books to read this summer

    I don’t know about you, but now’s the time that I begin to research my summer reading list. It’s an annual task that I really look forward to doing, and throughout the year I’m forever adding...

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  • 6 ways to avoid the dreaded burnout

    6 ways to avoid the dreaded burnout

    You know the feeling. It’s 3pm on a Tuesday and you’re already yearning for Friday. You’re stressed, overtired – and there’s only so much a cup of coffee can do. You can’t seem to turn off your...

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  • Meeting personality types – which one are you?

    Meeting personality types – which one are you?

    In his 2008 book “Outliers,” Malcolm Gladwell wrote that “ten thousand hours is the magic number of greatness,” for a person to become very good at something. Quick calculations of my own reveal...

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  • What Harvard Business School graduates can teach us about high-achieving women (study)

    What Harvard Business School graduates can teach us about high-achieving women (study)

    Goldman Sachs made headlines recently for a two-day technology conference in London it was organising where 76 people were scheduled to speak, but just five of them were women. Of the five women...

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  • How to build a company culture of responsibility and focus without management hierarchy

    How to build a company culture of responsibility and focus without management hierarchy

    There’s a growing backlash against structuring companies using a management hierarchy. They’re slow, rigid and at their worst, de-humanising. But the alternatives can be unhelpfully chaotic and...

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  • 7 popular destinations for digital nomads

    7 popular destinations for digital nomads

    Chances are you’ve seen the term ‘digital nomad’ online of late – the ubiquitous name for freelancers who take their work on the road. From graphic designers to entrepreneurs to software...

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  • 5 things to do in the first month of a new job

    5 things to do in the first month of a new job

    While ultimately it is the responsibility of a company and employees to welcome onboard a new member of staff, there are also some important steps an individual can take within the first 30 days...

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