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The Ten Worst Excuses for being late to work
August 6, 2008 by Katy Whitton

An article at CNN.com discusses the “10 best excuses for coming to work late“: More than 27 percent of hiring managers say they are skeptical of employees’ excuses for showing up late. It turns out their doubt is warranted: 24 percent of all employees decide to make up a fake excuse rather than tell the […] … Read More »

Psychology & Communication

August 6, 2008 by Katy Whitton

In Habit 2 we discover the importance of knowing what we want the outcomes of our interactions with others to be. There is no point investing time and emotional energy if we don't know what we want to get out of the situation. … Read More »

Psychology & Communication

August 5, 2008 by Katy Whitton

Welcome to the first post in the 7 Habits of Of Highly Effective People series. In this introductory post we introduce you to the concepts of the 7 Habits and what you can expect to cover on your journey to being a better communicator and person. … Read More »

Productivity

August 5, 2008 by Katy Whitton

I’ve been toying with the idea recently of going back to use my PDA again for calendar and task management. I know, I know! I’ve long been a staunch supporter of using Moleskine’s for managing my tasks, and my phone for managing my calendar but it’s starting to get a bit too complicated for my […] … Read More »

Psychology & Communication

August 5, 2008 by Katy Whitton

In Habit 1 of Stephen Covey's 7 Habits we take a look at the importance of proactivity. We don's have to leave it to others to ask for help - we can recognise that they need assistance before they ask and it'll help build important bridges with the people you're dealing with. … Read More »

Productivity

August 5, 2008 by Katy Whitton

I recieved an email recently pointing me in the direction of CollegeDegree.com and an article they’ve recently published on the 57 habits of highly successdul Gmail users. The list is highly comprehensive an covers a wide range of tips and techniques for productive use of Gmail. Here are some of my personal favourites: 1. Use […] … Read More »

Productivity

August 5, 2008 by Katy Whitton

So, it’s been a week since I last wrote about my decision to pit my Moleskine against my PDA and I have to say, I’ve failed miserably so far! All my appointments have gone into my phone and all my actions have been written on my to-do list. No PDA has been harmed used in […] … Read More »

Life Hacks

August 5, 2008 by Katy Whitton

Check out the cupboard below from Takeshi Miyakawa Design, they’re amazing. Talk about the ultimate piece of kit for the pack-rats amongst us! Unfortunately there’s no pricing information that I can find on the site (but then if you have to ask you probably can’t afford it) but I WANT ONE!!! … Read More »

Productivity

August 4, 2008 by Katy Whitton

I thought I’d share a nifty little Mac program with you all that allows you to elimiate desktop distractions and helps you to focus on what you’re working on. Doodim is a freeware application that hides all of the rubbish on your desktop and other open windows to allow you to concentrate on the task […] … Read More »

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