How Women Can Seize Opportunity From Crisis

By |2020-12-08T11:35:47+00:00October 28th, 2020|

I recently had a wonderful chat with corporate anthropologist, Andi Simon. She is the founder of Simon Associates Management Consultants and author of new book, Rethink: Smashing the Myths of Women in Business. It was deep, enlightening and truly inspirational. We discussed how women can seize opportunity from crisis and what some of the current challenges [...]

Productivity books summarised for all the tips, tricks and hacks

By |2020-08-10T12:54:17+01:00August 10th, 2020|

Sometimes we find inspiration in books on the first page, others seem to take an age to get through. And funnily enough, as we’re talking productivity here it should be simple to find the tips, tricks and hacks we’re all looking for! Books on personal development and the business success are big sellers but where [...]

Leadership qualities needed in a crisis

By |2020-04-22T12:02:25+01:00April 22nd, 2020|

In these worrying times, various leaders from all over the world are using widely varying techniques to combat this epidemic. From a professional standpoint, it is hugely insightful to witness. There are certain key leadership qualities which are needed in a crisis. Like us all, I have been watching open-mouthed the recent happenings and am experiencing a [...]

Managing lockdown with a teenager

By |2020-04-22T11:04:38+01:00April 22nd, 2020|

It’s back to getting sh*t done in the Sheffield household with school returning today. Well, there’s a full online timetable of teaching and work to do so we’re not exactly ‘homeschooling’ but I still seem to get asked about algebraic equations… As we’re all trying to work, run a business, do a term’s work and stay [...]

Why spontaneity and productivity are the best of friends

By |2021-02-15T16:46:31+00:00March 1st, 2020|

“If I’m super organised, I can’t be spontaneous.” The question I get often is "can being productive make you more spontaneous"? That is a comment I get a lot from clients – they feel you are either one or the other. But that’s simply not true. For instance, when was the last time you finished work early [...]

Change is good

By |2020-03-01T14:08:37+00:00January 29th, 2020|

Are you fearful of change or do you embrace it? Change happens and we can’t do anything about that, however, we can control how we react to it. Have you read ‘Who Moved My Cheese?’ by Dr Spencer Johnson? It’s a fantastically funny little book about four characters who navigate their way through a maze [...]

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