Why being a perfectionist can hold you back

1st July 2020

‘Being a perfectionist’ used to be the answer you saved for that awkward job interview question: what’s your biggest weakness? Because, obviously, you couldn’t possibly think of anything worse about your work ethic than striving [read more]

How to be a good listener

25th June 2020

The author Kate Murphy thinks our inability to listen properly to other people is leaving us all feeling isolated. In a world of smartphones and busy schedules, can we re-engage? Stephen Moss explores how to [read more]

Making meetings more meaningful

25th June 2020

Do you groan each time another meeting request pops into your inbox? Another pointless meeting designed to waste your time and put you further behind schedule on ‘proper’ work? Unfortunately, this is a popular mindset [read more]

Tip for improving your presentations

24th June 2020

Dan Magill, of Toastmasters International, gives his top tips on how to improve your presentations  A presentation will go down well with audience members if: They weren’t led down any blind alleys. They didn’t find [read more]

How to write the perfect to-do list

23rd June 2020

Looking for freedom from that familiar nagging feeling? Here’s how to get stuff done without overwhelming yourself CREDIT: This is an edited version of an article that originally appeared on The Guardian In theory, the [read more]

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