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Response flexibility

I am trying to improve my response flexibility. I came across this phrase last year and it has really stuck in my mind. Response flexibility is about creating a gap between a trigger and the response to that trigger – allowing you to make a conscious decision about who you respond. “Between stimulus and response […]

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An experiment in disabling email when on holiday

Taking a vacation in a place where there is no internet access is becoming increasingly difficult (and unwanted) and this sort “digital detox by force” is pretty impossible.  Internet access is everywhere these days and why wouldn’t you want to be able to watch Netflix while on holiday or be able to share photos of […]

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Meetings are what you do

Meetings are what you do

It’s all too easy to bash meetings as a manager. They can eat into your day and make you feel like you haven’t completed any “real” work. It’s what good leaders do But what can be more important than speaking with your employees and managers, checking in to make sure all is ok, communicating progress, […]

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This is the best wifi router on the market

My house hates wifi. There’s always been a few places where the signal is either terrible or non-existent – and of course the worst place is “my chair” where I use my iPad and laptop the most. And I’ve tried everything to fill the gaps – wifi extenders, multiple access points, powerline networking, and so […]

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How to Automatically OCR Scanned PDF Docs

I moved to a paperless office system a few years back. This means that any and all statements, invoices, bills and receipts get scanned, OCR’d, stored on a secure drive and then shredded. The OCR aspect of this is important as it means that the scanned documents are indexed and searchable by Spotlight on my […]

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Mastery is Progress

A couple of my employees were invited to speak at the local university recently to discuss their jobs and their career choices with students. They asked me if I had any advice for them that they could share; they may have regretted that question after 45 minutes of my response. You see, there seems to […]

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