Tag: personal effectiveness

How To Stick To Your Resolutions

January 24th, 2012   •   no comments   

How To Stick To Your Resolutions

Peter Bregman (courtesy of WaterStones)

Happy New Year!

In the time-honoured fashion, the start of the year signifies a time for us to make our new year resolutions.

These can be as massive as writing a book, scaling Mount Everest to something more manageable like losing 10 pounds, exercising every week, or having dinner with your family every fortnight.
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The Last Lecture: Book Review

November 10th, 2011   •   1 comment   

“We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.” – Randy Pausch (RIP 25 July 2008)

I first blogged about Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch back in 28 July 2008, 3 days after his death from pancreatic cancer. So moved was I by the video of his last lecture (do watch it if you haven’t done so), that I bought the book.  Of course, this was way before the recent death of the more famous Steve Jobs of Apple.

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A Wordsmith’s Manifesto

October 15th, 2011   •   no comments   

The Wordsmith's Manifesto

I am a writer. Wordsmithing is my craft. 

I eat, pray and love the written word. My spare moments are spent reading, writing, or listening to words that bring knowledge, inspiration, comfort, wisdom and joy.
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Lessons from The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

September 20th, 2011   •   no comments   

Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

Are you tired of running the rat race? Wonder how you can better fulfill your life dreams and live more abundantly?

Part self help book, part fable, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by leadership guru Robin Sharma is a slim novel that packed powerful life and leadership lessons.
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How to be Extremely Productive

August 29th, 2011   •   2 comments   


Unfortunately, most of us do not have 8 arms (Source of image)

From organisational speed, let’s move on next to individual productivity.  Once again, Harvard Business Review’s Ideacast features good ideas worth considering.

In “Productivity Secrets of a Very Busy Man“, Bob Posen, a senior lecturer at Harvard and executive chairman of a major investment firm, offers some great tips. Other than holding down two jobs, Posen sits on a few boards and manages to write a couple of articles a year.
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Ready for the 30 Day Challenge?

July 17th, 2011   •   1 comment   


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Have you always wanted to do something but somehow didn’t have the time, guts or will to see it through? Do you want to see a positive change in your life while embarking on a fresh adventure in an otherwise humdrum existence?

Why not try the 30 Day Challenge?
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Remembering to Recharge

May 13th, 2011   •   no comments   

Sunset and Moonrise

How do you regain your balance in life?  What helps you to “top up” your inner resources after a particularly trying and hectic week?

Often, the simplest pleasures in life can bring forth the greatest sense of joy and well-being. 

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6 Lessons in Japanese Resilience

March 27th, 2011   •   no comments   

Japanese Resilience Tsunami 2011
Against the cataclysmic forces of Nature, few have responded as well as the Japanese (courtesy of Joseph Friedman)

Have you wondered what made the Japanese such a resilient and robust group of people? How do they overcome the challenges of living in one of the most disaster prone areas of the world?

Often, it is in the worst of times that you see the best in people. Nothing is more true than how the Japanese faced the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami on the Northeast coast of Japan.
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The Strategic Value of Nuancing

February 24th, 2011   •   no comments   

The Value of Nuancing
The world of art, like Pierre Renoir’s Luncheon of the Boating Party, are full of subtle nuances

We’ve all been there before.

You spend weeks working hard on a purportedly kick-ass strategy or a revolutionary new product launch.
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When Quitting is Winning – Tips from The Dip

January 30th, 2011   •   1 comment   

Is it true that quitters never win and winners never quit?

Well, the answer is no – at least according to Seth Godin, business blogger extraordinaire and prolific author of small “hit ’em hard” books.
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