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4 warning signs that you’re too busy

I’m too busy at the moment… there I said it; guilty as charged. I’ve not posted on my blog for almost THREE months! So what’s going on with me when I neglect to do the things that are supposedly my

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Finding career contentment; five simple steps to job satisfaction

The first task in career management is not to consider what job you want. Instead of looking outward you need to look inward… at least at the start. The five steps are in order; they step-by-step take you toward career

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6 ways to reduce your job satisfaction

There a six common factors that are said to provide you with improved job satisfaction. I both agree and disagree with these being important. Let me explain what I’m getting at; I’ll go through each factor explaining what it means

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How I survived two days of HELL

  There are two things that completely unhinge me. A threat (either physical or psychological) to my family and someone wrongfully accusing me of a hurtful act. When both of these happened to me last week it took me to

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The one habit that as much as I try I cannot break

Some habits are so much part of us that we find it almost impossible to give them up, break or change them. There is one habit that is blocking me being the most useful person I can be. And the

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3 things I do that stop me getting “old”

I thought I’d share some tips for fighting off the inevitability of old age. Of course I’m posting this not as a narcissist but as a coach helping you to be an effective human right up until the point you

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I’ve crossed to the other side, why don’t you join me?

As I grow more grey hairs and look back on my own personal and professional journey more and more I see a divide. This divide is like a wide rushing river. I’m on one bank looking across the river. From

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Lunch with the $6 billion Project Manager

On Sunday I had lunch with the CEO of a major infrastructure project. They had just closed one of Australia’s largest ever project finance transactions. Given that I’m currently putting together some soft skills training on negotiation I couldn’t help

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3 statements that cause most of life’s dramas

I went to a BBQ on the weekend and caught up with an old friend who I hadn’t seen in 15 years. The last time we met was in our 30s. He had married since and taken a corporate role.

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Why you need to work part-time

Since the industrial revolution we workers have been following the employment model advocating a 40-hour week. In Australia getting agreement on a cap of 40 hours work/week took 93 years (1855 until 1948). So I’d like to point out the

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