Attention Management and Well Being Articles

Topics about you focussing your activities to achieve ‘Life Work Effectiveness’ consistent with your goals.

3 Popular Goal-Setting Techniques to be Avoided

Setting goals that can’t be properly achieved in your organization is really setting your team up for failure. It has a terrible effect on morale, which flows on to employee engagement and productivity. To begin setting achievable goals, you might want to consider throwing away three popular goal-setting techniques.

4 Tips to Ensure Your Emails Give the Right Impression

President Lincoln often wrote scathing letters to his generals, frustrated by their inability to bring the war to a close. Angry they had missed golden opportunities such as finishing off the retreating confederate army, who were trapped by rising waters at the Potomac river after the battle of Gettysburg.

Why ‘Time Management’ is Just a Myth!

David is as hard a worker as anyone I know as a client. He’s not just busy; he’s keenly focused on getting the right things done. And it pays off — he is the largest single revenue generator at his well-known professional services firm.

How you personally handle the Life/Work Challenge that impacts your Team Members and their Productivity!

The Importance of Life/Work Effectiveness Each one of us holds a set of beliefs and attitudes — a mindset — that determines how we interpret and respond to situations. That mindset shapes how we interact with others, and therefore it also affects the people we work with

Limit the Time You Spend on Email – Part 4 of a Series

Many of us resist the idea of limiting the total amount of time we spend on email. Instead, we allow the volume of email we receive, and the number of messages that require a response, to dictate how much of our day goes to the endless cycle of send and receive. But letting email set … More

Emailing is not necessarily productive & comes with a Cost – Part 3 of a Series

We’re abusing this once-helpful form of communication and information, and the cost is more than just productivity loss. One of senior executive clients in a time management assessment stated quite clearly that her job description does not include managing email flow. Yours probably doesn’t, either. But it’s increasingly a big part of the work we … More

Do Smartphones control you? – Part 2 of a Series

Why can’t some people remember when we last spoke to a client? Why, over the course of 30 minutes, does a senior executive trade 22 emails to organize a simple lunch meeting, only to be cancelled on last-minute? Why does a banker waste the entire day on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn? If you’re reading this … More

Stop Emailing and Pick up the Phone – Part 1 of a Series

Emails are for information – not communication I have constantly highlighted with folks how we need to get back to allowing conversation to occur without texting, emailing, browsing, Tweeting, Facebooking, or doing whatever else one can do these days on smart phones, iPads, notebooks, etc. We are losing that all important human interaction, because primarily … More

The Biggest Myth of Time and Diary Management — You Can’t Get It All Done

David is as hard a worker as anyone I know as a client. He’s not just busy; he’s keenly focused on getting the right things done. And it pays off — he is the largest single revenue generator at his well-known professional services firm. A few days before Easter, David flew from Melbourne to the … More

Career Mission Statement of Focus and Clarity

My mission and career focus is to drive continuous improvement through the pursuit of operational and commercial excellence in asset and manpower intensive organisations subject to highly competitive environments that seek ongoing transformational change to maintain a competitive advantage. To provide an authentic, dynamic and highly motivating style of leadership that can provide the innovation, … More