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3 techniques to transform your personal effectiveness

“On every level of life, from housework to heights of prayer, in all judgment and efforts to get things done, hurry and impatience are sure marks of the amateur.” – Evelyn Underhill.

What is "good" time management and how can we achieve it?

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Spot the psycho!

"I’m not a psychopath, Anderson, I’m a high-functioning sociopath. Do your research." - Sherlock Holmes"

Can you spot the difference?

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Managing Inadequate Performance

“I thought of all my rotten jobs and how glad I was to have them.
for a while.
then it was a matter of quitting or getting fired.
both felt good.”
― Charles Bukowski

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Assertiveness At Work

“To be passive is to let others decide for you. To be aggressive is to decide for others. To be assertive is to decide for yourself. And to trust that there is enough, that you are enough.” - Edith Eva Eger

How can we develop assertiveness?

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Three cornerstones of creative thinking

When Desert Island Discs invitee, the musicain Brian Eno, was asked what his favourite hobby was, he immediately replied "thinking".

How can we apply his mind-set to our particular situations?

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How to generate ideas and solve problems

"The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas" - Linus Paulling

We'll show you how it's done.

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