Category: Paul’s Monday Tips

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Happy New Decade!

In a couple of weeks, we start a new decade. So Happy New Decade! It is a sobering thought, isn’t …

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Sheep communicating

A great quote from George Bernard Shaw

“The problem with communication is the illusion that it has been accomplished.”George Bernard Shaw We say something, we write something, …

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Seasons of change, and a new decade

I was watching the last leaves fall from a tree in my garden today, floating orange in the late autumn …

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Oxygen for managers

In 2008, Google did an internal study on what behaviours make a great manager. They identified eight. Last year they …

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Change? Sure, but what’s stopping you?

You’re a manager and you want change. What next? Ask, “Do I want people to do different things or do …

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Chasing the myth of work/life balance

Last time I looked, work was a part of life, so maybe we should be talking about work vs non-work …

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Authenticity

Chasing the myth of authenticity

Authenticity is a quality we attribute to people. It is an observed quality. Without an observer, it does not really …

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Which way? Or is it both ways?

Some say that how you think affects how you feel, which affects how you act, which affects the results you …

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Do it perfectly – first time

We learn as we go, especially when doing something new. Yet how many times do we stop, hesitate, procrastinate because …

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The lesson in a bowl of muddy water

We tend to make things more complex the longer we think about them. Is that complexity useful? We tend to …

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