How to Triage an email inbox that is at overload

By |2017-10-13T11:04:09+01:00September 21st, 2010|Leveraging Microsoft Outlook for time priority and workload management|

Is there a ‘Best Way’ to triage yourself out of email overload? You already have an email management approach for these situations, (you do, after all, have a good track record in delivering your results at work). You already know that you need to make priority decisions quickly on your emails so you [...]

How to make Outlook search ALL folders automatically

By |2017-10-13T11:04:10+01:00August 2nd, 2010|Leveraging Microsoft Outlook for time priority and workload management|

Continuous process improvement is a key element of smarter working. Here’s a 10 second personal productivity tip that will save you hours from here on in. I accept that Microsoft certainly improved the native Search function in these releases over Outlook 2003  and earlier versions. I think it does involve [...]

How to remove the annoying Outlook Open or Save dialog box in Windows 7

By |2017-10-13T11:04:09+01:00July 12th, 2010|Leveraging Microsoft Outlook for time priority and workload management|

Many people are annoyed with the fact that their Microsoft Outlook programme, running in Windows 7 will no longer allow a single click access to email attachments and the ‘Opening Mail Attachment’ dialog box has the option ‘Always ask before opening this type of file’ greyed out and unable to [...]

IoD People Forum for HR and L&D professionals

By |2017-06-12T15:19:21+01:00May 5th, 2010|Uncategorized|

I will be re-launching the Institute of Directors (IoD) People Forum at the recently opened Bench Bar @ the wonderful University of Surrey Sports Park, Guildford Surrey, on Friday 14th May between 07:25 and 08:45. The meeting has 2.5 purposes:  1) Mapping out what we, as forum members, want from [...]

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader

By |2017-06-12T15:22:32+01:00May 2nd, 2010|Goal creation and control|

I have been around a lot of talk this week on ‘Leadership’ and ‘Management’. I suppose it is to be expected, given that I have been running various training sessions and forums over the week, ranging from a ‘Strategy in Action’ workshop that I ran for one client through to a ‘Welding [...]

Change management: The penguins’ process

By |2015-02-02T15:18:08+00:00January 25th, 2010|Goal creation and control|

It’s amazing how people who don’t do ‘Change Management’ can make change happen! I was recently asked to facilitate a team meeting within a client’s Kick-Off event based upon ‘Change Management’. None of those present were ‘Change Champions’, Project Managers’ or held ‘black-belt’ titles in anything work related. They are [...]

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