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The Reasons We Procrastinate and How to Stop

One of the great enemies of achievement, the tendency to procrastinate is a very genuine challenge and not something to be embarrassed about or seen as a personal weakness. Procrastination comes when you have this frustrating feeling that while you know you want to have done something, there are a million other ways to spend your time than in the doing.

How to Be a Great Manager

While the first few years of your career tend to be defined by the constant struggle for more; more money, more ownership, more freedom and more responsibility. A moment suddenly comes around where you land a very serious responsibility. The responsibility to help shape someone else’s career.  While I’m sure many of us would love to consider that a privilege and relish the challenge, more often than not if becomes another a chore. Something we have to do and put time into alongside our full time jobs.  As you continue to climb the ladder, you get more and more of these responsibilities (also known as direct reports). It gradually becomes the case in a broad range of professions, that managing people is your primary job, above all of the “doing” bits that you originally signed up for.  Most of us,

Hacking Your Way to Success

All over the internet people are looking for productivity hacks; tips and tricks to help you do more, faster.  Successful writer and marketing authority, Seth

Prince’s Approach To Ensuring Success, Which Has Also Worked For Many Businesses

“I didn’t see him sitting and writing to do lists… Once he had any idea of a song, it didn’t stop until it was done” – Susannah Melvoin The opportunities to learn from the example of others, have never been so limitless. With the internet completely radicalising information access, we know more about the routines of Sun-Tzu, Epictetus, Walt Disney and Pablo Picasso, than their contemporaries did.  Similarly we can investigate successful businesses; analysing when they invested in what, who, and where. What their founders believe in and what their marketing approach has been.  Researching, planning and strategising our way to success is generally well advised. We don’t want to bulldoze head-first into a wall, we want to make sure we’re maximising our time. Putting our energy and resources into the pursuit with the greatest chance of success.  The slight

Leadership Lessons: Huda Katten

“Everybody has an area of genius, and we don’t all operate in that area, we operate in the comfort area,” … “The area of genius

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Leaders Are Comfortable with Uncomfortable Conversations

It’s Monday morning and you’re prepping for a meeting. As you pull together the relevant documents there’s a dominant feeling slowing you down. A feeling of dread. An awareness that you’re going to have to tell someone something they don’t want to hear.

Leadership Lessons: Amber Baldet

The Forbes 40 under 40 is no perfect ranking of business prestige, but it does bring some interesting people into the spotlight. Smart, ambitious people