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March 10, 2022

Why Indecision Is Worth Thinking About

"Our comforting conviction that the world makes sense rests on a secure foundation: our almost unlimited ability to ignore our ignorance." – Daniel Kahneman

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January 19, 2022

Are You a Caterpillar or a Butterfly? – Planning Your Career From Here

My pay dropped significantly, and I had to learn to navigate the world of self-employment. It was scary – but exciting, too, because I was reshaping my career, and using a much wider range of experiences and skills

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March 11, 2021

My Love-Hate Relationship With Amazon

"Data drives Amazon forward, many of the knock-on effects of its success are not ones that I would have chosen. Yet I keep giving Amazon full consent to use my data." - Jonathan Hancock

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October 31, 2019

15 Brilliant Productivity Apps

These days there's an app for everything. They can range from the truly weird (like Nothing – literally a screen that shows the word "nothing" on it and does, well… absolutely nothing), to the utterly infuriating, yet fascinating (try Do Not Press The Red Button, where you seemingly have to avoid pressing a big red […]

May 14, 2019

Knowing When to Let Go – #MTtalk Roundup

"Holding on is believing that there's only a past; letting go is knowing that there's a future." ― Daphne Rose Kingma, American author The Fear That Paralyzed Me  There have been many times in my life when I've struggled to leave things behind. Some of my toughest decisions have been about changing jobs, and about […]

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June 7, 2018

Your Top Tips for Making a Big Decision

What shall I have for lunch? Tuna or chicken sandwich? Easy. I prefer chicken, so chicken it is. Do I drive to the conference next week, or take the train? I’d have to get up crazy early to catch the train. On the other hand, I could get stuck in traffic if I drive. But […]

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June 21, 2017

Your Top Tips for Negotiating a Win-Win Outcome

What exactly is a win-win negotiation? Put simply, it's a way of finding a solution to a problem that's acceptable to all the parties involved, leaving everyone feeling that they've won something. You may need to brush up on your win-win negotiation skills if you feel someone is repeatedly taking advantage of you. Or, perhaps […]

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May 30, 2017

The Art of Asking Good Questions – #MTtalk Roundup

"Knowledge is knowing the right answer. Intelligence is asking the right questions." – Unknown. The History Teacher I grew up in an environment where I wasn't encouraged to practice critical inquiry. It was a typical conservative household where children had to be "seen and not heard." At best, I was allowed to ask questions that didn't […]

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April 26, 2017

Your Top Tips for Fostering Initiative in Teams

People with the ability to think on their feet are becoming ever more crucial to the workplace. Teams that consist of self-starting, inquisitive, creative initiative-takers drive better business performance and stimulate operations that are agile, responsive and resilient. But some things are easier to accomplish in theory than in practice. Taking the initiative is a […]

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April 20, 2017

Ask These 5 Questions Before Making Decisions

Wouldn't it be great if all decisions were a clear choice between right and wrong, good and bad? It would take a minute to decide what to do, and you'd move on to the next one unencumbered by lingering doubts. Sadly, that's not a scenario most managers would recognize. From setting strategic goals to handling […]

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