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

By |2018-11-01T17:15:28+00:00November 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 [...]

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 [...]

How to email an open document in #Office365 without going to your inbox #WP2P

By |2017-03-13T11:49:04+00:00March 13th, 2017|Leveraging Microsoft Outlook for time priority and workload management|

You are busy getting your high priority things done and have just completed that important document you have been working on. You now need to email it to your customer, colleague or supplier. You’re smart and you know that living in your inbox view degrades your ability to manage your [...]

Working Smarter with #Office365 How to email documents without opening Outlook

By |2017-02-23T07:29:03+00:00February 23rd, 2017|Leveraging Microsoft Outlook for time priority and workload management|

You can send Documents to anyone by email without opening Microsoft Outlook. You are busy getting stuff done, managing your competing priorities without the distraction of the inbox and you now need to send a file to someone by email. Don’t open the inbox – do this instead! [...]

How to easily change multiple email addresses in Excel

By |2017-01-03T10:25:42+00:00January 3rd, 2017|Leveraging Microsoft Outlook for time priority and workload management, Time Management and Prioritisation tips|

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 [...]

Productivity = the right task at right time for right reason

By |2016-10-24T11:55:38+01:00October 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

Opportunity. Every now and again a door opens and lets the future in #wp2p

By |2016-10-20T16:33:56+01:00October 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Life has a habit of throwing things at us, doesn't it. Sometimes the journey is tougher than we would like it to be, things don't go to plan, we get let down, doors close. This is normal. This happens to everyone. Indeed, it is the most compelling reason to heed [...]

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