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knowing the DNA of Habits helps us manage them better

build productive purpose and priority management habits with Richard Maybury

We all know what a habit is. And for better or worse they exert a massive influence over our lives.

This is  not a treatise on human behaviour. It’s only a quick heads-up on the DNA of a Habit. It is important because around 40% of our behaviours are habit driven, according to people who do write treatises and books on this subject. This, however, is what you absolutely must know and manage…. Here’s what is important


How to easily change multiple email addresses in Excel

welding purpose to priorities #wp2p priority and time management with richard maybury

Here’s another working smarter with Microsoft Excel tip for changing multiple email addresses when a client, supplier or prospect firm changes their email address format, and/or company name.

To make this simple I am assuming that First name is in column A, Family name is in column B and current email address is in column C in your Excel worksheet. Here’s how…


Thank you

Thank you from Richard Mr Productivity Maybury time and priority management training

A big thank you to all my collaborating, mind-sharing, feet-to-the-fire-holding, moist-shoulder-offering, bear-hugging, silently-supporting, critical-questioning, confident-advocating, friends, associates, ambassadors, clients and suppliers for all your support to me and my business during this year.

I wish you all the health, energy, focus and courage you need to defend and deliver the priorities that you know will make 2017 a truly outstanding year for you, for those you love, and for those for whom you are responsible.

Whatever 2017 brings us in this post-Brexit, post-Trump, and, some will say, a post-truth future, I hope that you will be able to live purposefully, work productively and be happy through it.

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Social Selling and the new LinkedIn Desktop – 3 pointers

define defend and deliver social selling skills with Richard Maybury

I have been working with sales people for decades on improving the way they define, defend and deliver their priorities within their demanding days. I also support sales people through our leadership influencing skills training.

That said – I am not a ‘Sales’ trainer, although many of my associates are outstanding in that field. So, why am I creating this short post on Social Selling and LinkedIn today? Well, 4 reasons and 3 pointers: 3 leveraging LinkedIn pointers


Are you ready for the new LinkedIn Desktop version?

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LinkedIn is making changes, again to their platform. The new version will probably be rolled out to everyone before month end. This impacts everyone who uses LinkedIn to build their business or their career.

I suggest that, at the very least, you backup your hard crafted and curated LinkedIn data now, just in case you lose some of it in the next update. It is simple to do and I set out the process below.  how to backup your LinkedIn data


Will Microsoft Teams kill Slack

Microsoft Teams collaborate better with Richard Maybury

Well, it has happened. The much anticipated official reveal of Microsoft Teams has taken place. Some of us have been talking about it for a while now though.

Microsoft Teams is free to Office 365 commercial customers on the Business Essentials, Business Premium, and Enterprise E1, E3 or E5 plans.

Microsoft Teams will sit at the heart and be the hub of team collaboration within Office 365. [click to continue…]


Perspective – when everything is turned on its head

Perspective and discernment leadership behaviours weldong purpose to priorities with richard maybury #wp2p

I was sharing a beer with Alex in a Melbourne bar, a while back. We had both worked overseas and struck up a friendship in Saudi Arabia. [click to continue…]


What is your Leadership Style?

Leadership style welding purpose to priorities

Leadership. It means many things to many people. What is seen as strength by some can be seen as weakness by others.

I believe that effective leadership is all about Defining Purpose, Deciding Strategy, Defending Priorities and Delivering Results. There are many styles of leadership which people adopt to achieve their results, what is yours? Hopefully this infographic, along with its examples and inspiring quotes from notable leaders will help you sense your Leadership style. [click to continue…]


Productivity = the right task at right time for right reason

productive priority workload management #wp2p with Richard Maybury

One of the foundational principles in all my Defending Priorities training programmes is

Do the right task at the right time for the right reason’.

It is easy to say and sounds sensible but is difficult to achieve without the right information and context being available at the right time to make that right decision.

Too many people don’t have a robust priority and workload management system capable of supporting that right decision in the heat of a demanding day. They still succeed, of course, but often paying too high a personal price for that success. Win easier…..


Linkedin Advanced Search being withdrawn from free accounts.

Levearge your linkedin results with Richard Maybury

Linkedin is continually improving its platform. Sometimes this means that really useful and popular elements are withdrawn from free account holders and made available to Premium, paying customers only. Advanced Search is one such feature and, according to a few friends, it will be withdrawn from free accounts very soon. So, if you were thinking about creating some free focused marketing lists from your LinkedIn connections you better act fast before your account is ‘improved’. Do this…. [click to continue…]