According to David Allen, author of Getting Things Done – The Art of Stress- Free Productivity (2001) – it is possible to achieve with a combination of attention on what needs doing and clear intention to what specifically needs to be done, to do it. There's also the matter of incomplete loops to seal off as well. It is well worth reading if you want a different look at self and time management techniques.
If so, check out a Hudson 2020 series report that looks at Next Generation Recruitment:
Core Education http://www.core-ed.org/ host a number of breakfast seminars for all people involved in education. It is an opportunity to hear leading educators in their field present ideas and current information. The speaker in Christchurch NZ on 8/11/2011 was DK, Core's social media manager, talking about social media. To get on their mailing list contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Whatever you do, don't leave it until the last day of full time paid work to decide how you want to spend your next 30+ years. Ideally, start thinking and planning the next life stage decades before. For some tips on how to go about it, see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8uBujbHVDs
Don't be too hasty labelling people change resistant as they may be temporarily so for good reason. Permanently change resistant people are another thing altogether…and for a short message for the planners of change, see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueyG0DbNt4A
You know how it is. A report to write, an essay to begin, an assignment due, a month of blogs to prepare in advance before you go on holiday. The looming deadlines make the brain cells go AWOL and no ideas spring to mind. One way to get started is to think of title headings and jot them down. Then, think of items that could fit under the headings and put them down in short bullet points. Later on, when your mind has come back into itself, you can critique the bullet points, discard what's not appropriate, add some that are, and string them together in sentences. Before you know it, you'll have some paragraphs.
Oftentimes, there's little value to be had in workshops, seminars and courses. This is because unless something is done soon after to consolidate the learning or reflect on the experience, it will be gone from the memory bank. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_9szyuO8pA for what can be done to increase ROI on training courses.
According to the Ministry of Economic Development's recent research, New Zealand has some of the worst managers in the world. This is reported in the October 2011 edition of NZ Business (NZB). By all accounts, poor managers are the main reason people go to work in Australia; poor leadership and management skills are cited as the reason for high employee disengagement and low productivity; and poor management skills have been shown to have a direct impact on the culture of a business. And what's the cost to all of this? The article says a survey in 2009 found poor work culture and a lack of leadership cost business more than 2.6 billion a year.
Spotted on a notice board – "Your life is your garden and your thoughts are your seeds. So if your life isn't awesome, you've been watering the weeds".
Julian Treasure gives a marvellous, brief talk on listening, on Ted Talks. If you want to know ‘five ways to listen better' go to www.ted.com/talks and type in his name. It's an interesting topic and a great talk to listen to.