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Using the SCAMPER model to aid creative thinking and problem solving

By |2019-03-28T15:26:13+01:00March 28th, 2019|Strategy and Strategic Thinking|

When it comes to the 'Define Purpose' or 'Decide Strategy' or 'Continuous Improvement' or 'Creative Thinking' elements of my #WP2P approach to total workload management, we often need to think outside the box in order to come up with a solution to a situation. The challenge is that we [...]

Leadership: The Hubris hall of fame. Who is the odd person out and why?

By |2018-12-11T17:33:56+01:00December 11th, 2018|Leadership|

The other day I attended a Hubris Forum hosted by The Surrey Business School at the University of Surrey and facilitated by Professor Eugene Sadler-Smith. Some people suggest that we are at 'Peak Hubris' and that Hubris' time has come around again. Certainly the new millennium has presented us [...]

Engagement Collaboration and Purposeful Productivity – Employees First, Customers Second

By |2018-11-23T08:02:20+01:00November 22nd, 2018|Define Purpose|

It’s happened 3 times now since last Friday – and that’s why I’m compelled to write this today. It cropped up in a business networking conversation about misattribution and within 2 client engagements this week focusing on ‘Engagement and collaboration’ and ‘Purposeful Productivity’. It is about putting leadership focus [...]

What is a business for? The Milton Friedman Profit principle; Social Value; Purpose redefined

By |2018-11-01T17:15:28+01:00November 1st, 2018|Define Purpose|

Recently I was a speaker, representing myself and the Institute of Directors, on a panel at the opening session of the #WeAreSurrey2018 conference with Surrey County Council. The theme of the session was ‘Is social value good for business?’. The clear consensus was that #Socialvalue is indeed good for [...]

Happy 21st Birthday Microsoft Outlook

By |2018-09-30T21:06:31+01:00November 24th, 2017|Leveraging Microsoft Outlook for time priority and workload management|

Microsoft Outlook turned 21 on 16th November 2017. Birthdays and anniversaries are a good time to reflect on the past, rejoice in the present and re-appraise the future. Perhaps now would be a good time to look again at how you are managing yourself, your workload and the results you [...]

Office365 November update impacts Outlook 2016 customisation – Free workaround

By |2018-09-05T16:51:38+01:00November 22nd, 2017|Leveraging Microsoft Outlook for time priority and workload management, Leveraging technology to improve productivity, Time Management and Prioritisation tips|

When I support clients in working smarter on their critical results and competing priorities I inevitably help them use technology smarter as well. Microsoft Office365 and Outlook are particularly important tools for my clients. Office365 is constantly being updated and extended and sometimes those updates [...]

7 reasons to attend the Growth Through Talent Planning conference

By |2017-10-30T06:53:26+01:00October 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|

On 15th November 2017 the IoD and the CIPD will be hosting a joint conference on 'Growth Through Talent Planning' in the Guildford Harbour Hotel between 07:00 and 10:30. Tickets cost £25, reduced to £15 for IoD and CIPD members. I have set out 7 reasons why I think it [...]

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