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Why being happy at work could kill you… (maybe)
August 6, 2008 by Katy Whitton

I caught an interesting news story on the radio last week (or it may have been the week before!) about how faking happiness at work could make you ill. After a quick google I came across a news story that detailed the study that was carried out: Being forced to appear happy at work seems […] … Read More »

Psychology & Communication

August 6, 2008 by Katy Whitton

In the 7 Habits, the Public Victory Phase is were we take a look back at the first few habits that asked us to examine ourselves and then think about how we can use those habits to start interacting with others. … Read More »

Motivation

August 6, 2008 by Katy Whitton

The following is a guest post from Heather Johnson. If you would like to be considered for a guest post, please contact me Studies indicate that people are more productive during the morning hours than at any other point during the day. It can be difficult for people unaccustomed to being wide awake before noon […] … Read More »

Psychology & Communication

August 6, 2008 by Katy Whitton

Habit 3 looks at Covey's four quadrants of urgency. We may perceive things to be urgent but are they really? We can use some of the techniques in this post to figure out what items are really worth doing. Once we've figured out what's important to us, what can be passed on to others, and what can be put on the back-burner we can. … Read More »

Motivation

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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