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‘Be the Ball’ and stay focused

Be the ball’, advised Tracy Austin American tennis star and commentator on Wimbledon this month. Tracy was quoting her former coach and mentor, Billie Jean King (no need for a bio tag for this famous lady). It really got me thinking: ‘be the ball’ not ‘keep your eye on the ball’,

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How to resist multi-tasking and get more of the right things done

This is the practical follow-up to a blog post I published last week on the myth of multi-tasking: how to recognise when you are multi-tasking and what the potential negative consequences are for you if you multi-task regularly. While awareness is key to successfully resisting the temptation to multi-task, there are also

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Take back personal power: how to resist being influenced

  I published a blog-post recently on how to use Cialdini’s ‘Six Principles of Influence and Persuasion’ to influence more effectively at work and now it is time to tackle that rather elusive area of resisting influence, so that I can get on with the job (or whatever I am

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