The email beast – be gone!

Taming the seemingly unending avalanche of email we get each day can be a challenge. But is it possible to make your email work for you, the way you want it to? 'Yeah, nah', I thought - but I'd give it a go, implement some of the ideas I've read and listened to and see how I went. Make your email work for you This is what I discovered and what I've done using Outlook (and Trello more recently) this year. My aims were: Maximise my productivity by following the 'three d' rule - deal...
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Reviewed – High Wire Act: Ted Rogers, by Caroline Van Hasselt

Where to start in reviewing this 520-page tome? WHAT a book. This book is not just a biography on Canadian media / technology owner and magnate, Ted Rogers, although that's what I bought it for. It is much, much more than a biography, providing detailed insights into the personality and drive of Rogers, whose name adorns cable, sports, wireless and many other businesses in Canada. As well as the personal history of Rogers, the book goes into at times excruciating detail into junk bonds, merg...
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‘Management 101’ – in two words

Recently, a newly promoted friend was having a chat about ‘management 101’ – the how to get your head around being a manager for the first time type of conversation. Halfway through the chat, my friend stopped and asked a very interesting question regarding the best way to communicate with their new team members. "What's the best phrase or couple of words I could use to really show I want to be a good, caring, leader?", they asked. It's a fascinating question and one that got me thinking. ...
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