Smart Thinking – Innovation and Strategy for a Fast-Paced World


In a fast-paced, chaotic world, we need new ways of thinking, not just better ways of doing. Join me as I talk to The Ideas Architect Geoff McDonald about how to have better ideas, embed learning, and create a compelling vision for your organisation’s future. Listen To the Episode ...

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If You Want To Achieve Your Goals in 2015, Don’t Set Goals For 2015


It’s December already, and 2014 is rapidly coming to an end. As you reflect on the year that’s gone by, do you see it as a year of great success or a year of missed opportunities? Or some of both? One of my mentors, Paul Counsel, says that most people don’t live, say, 10 years; rat...

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Nine Things Successful People Do Differently


Traditional goal setting doesn’t work anymore in our fast, flat and free world. Instead, use this system to design – and achieve – compelling goals. Listen To the Episode Watch a webinar version of this topic here: ...

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Manage Your Own Information Overload By Sending Better E-Mail


Most e-mail time management techniques look at ways for you to manage your inbox. But sometimes you contribute to your own inbox problem by the way you send e-mail to others. With a few simple techniques, you can improve the e-mail you send, which helps the person receiving it, but also reduces the ...

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Remove Distractions From Your Workplace


What is the biggest barrier to getting things done? You are! Yes, you. Learn how to focus and you’ll get much more done. People often complain about constant interruptions and constant distractions in our fast-moving world. And they are right. But these are two totally different things! Interr...

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Channel The Chaos – The New Rules for High Performance and Productivity


Two weeks ago, I presented the closing keynote presentation for the Local Government Management Australia Queensland national conference. I was talking about how to manage the chaos and unpredictability of our highly-connected, “always on”, 24/7 world. One of my key messages was that instead of ...

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The Go To Guide for Online Collaboration


  Online collaboration is a hot topic, and the Internet has made it both easier and harder. In this episode, we’ll look at the principles and tools of online collaboration, so you can do it more efficiently and effectively. Listen To the Episode ...

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Would You Give Up Two Days Of Your Life For This?


A few years ago, when I switched from Outlook to Gmail, it took me about two days effort (spread out over a week or so) to get back to my old level of productivity. When I recently switched from MYOB to Xero for my accounting software, again it took me about two days effort overall. When I ran my &#...

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How to Handle the E-Mail Overload


While I was in Sydney recently, I had the chance to catch up with Max Hitchins, who is a great marketer and an all-round nice guy. I’ve been privileged to know Max for 15 years, and he was one of my first clients. We were talking about the problem of e-mail overload, and how it seems to be aff...

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Folding Time – by Neen James


There are many books about time management, productivity and getting things done – and this is one of the best. Neen James provides a contemporary, practical approach that really works. She says time management is dead, and we need to focus on accountability, attention, and energy. These are n...

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