September 4, 2020

When you think about it, every single decision you make is, in a way, a gamble.  Stepping out to cross the road, could mean you get run over by a bus, if you made a good decision based on how you have judged distance or speed of the vehicle. Deciding to take out a loan

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August 17, 2020

Any professional knows that at some point, you have to sell. Not only private sector professionals such as consultants and contractors, but public sector professionals as well. But what if you’re not a “born” salesperson? Dan Pink, author of “To Sell is Human” presents the case that everyone is now a seller — someone who persuades others

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August 9, 2020

Most professionals get a degree. To the world, that degree means you know something, but to some professionals, it means you are done learning. Your teachability index is how teachable you are at any given time. As a child your index is high, but after you think you know something, for some professionals, your index

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March 28, 2020

Some days you begin with the best intentions … and end with the feeling that you achieved nothing of substance. You sit down at your desk, determined to get things done. Then you answer a dozen emails… take a few phone calls… answer a question from your boss… help a colleague solve a problem… And

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March 1, 2020

Oh no, I could never do that… I’m not smart enough. So you think you need a high IQ? All too frequently, this is the kind of thing you hear from people who have big dreams… but who think they don’t have what it takes to make those dreams come true. They not only think

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February 22, 2020

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. Mark Twain (1835-1910) You cannot manage time. Time stops for no-one. And you can’t store time. You can control how you use your time, what you do first, what you do second and so on. However, we all procrastinate. A key to high performance is overcoming procrastination

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