Learn to say no - manage other people's expectations
What would it take for you to learn to say no? Consider the following questions:
Are you guilty of saying YES to someone when you really want to say NO?
Do you find yourself wondering just how...
There is NO Auto Pilot when it comes to Performance Management
Performance management involves the creation of an open and interactive work environment which supports the growth and development of employees, to achieve individual and organisational objectives.
As a HR Manager I have found over the years...
Dealing with “Drop In Visitors" - Manage Interruptions
During a recent coaching session, my client shared with me her difficulty in saying NO to drop in visitors or managing interruptions. Some of these visitors were external and some internal to her organisation.
She works in a small office...
Using Follow Up Flags in MS Outlook effectively
Is your Inbox full of emails that require some form of action by you? Do you find yourself constantly scanning your Inbox to check up on emails you have not yet responded properly to? For many busy people,...
Block out time for ALL your known commitments
Are you guilty of over committing yourself constantly?
Do you know the full extent of your known commitments?
When you look at your Calendar or Diary, does it include all the things you have to do?
Quite often I find people will only put scheduled...
Improve your focus - Don't Multitask
Do you struggle to maintain a clear focus on what you have to do?
Do you find yourself constantly switching tasks rather than sticking to what you had planned?
Or perhaps you find your mind wandering constantly.
If so, the following tips for...
Use the 5D's to manage your Email Inbox
Similar to the way we were encouraged to handle pieces of paper only once; the same is true of the way we handle emails. When dealing with large numbers of emails, think of it firstly as more of...