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Money isn't the key to worker happiness
August 6, 2008 by Katy Whitton

A recent article on the BBC website caught my attention – Money ‘does not make staff stay’ From the article: A strong interest in the job and a good work-life balance are more important to workers than the size of their pay packet, a survey suggests […] “Companies can no longer rely on those established […] … Read Article »

Site News

Flipping Heck recognised as one of the top 50 productivity blogs
August 6, 2008 by Katy Whitton

Yep, you read correctly! Flipping Heck has been recognised by the Evan Carmichael blog as one of the Top 50 Productivity blogs of 2008 – yeay me! I am well chuffed! This is the first time (as far as I’m aware!) that this blog has been recognised with an award – and when you consider […] … Read Article »

Psychology & Communication

7 Habits [2008] : Habit 3 Put first things first
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 Article »

Motivation

How to Be a Better Morning Person
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 Article »

Psychology & Communication

7 Habits [2008] : Habit 2 Start with the end in mind
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 Article »

Motivation

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 Article »

Productivity News

The David Allen Collection is Released – Pricey? You Bet!
August 5, 2008 by Katy Whitton

David Allen has just announced the launch of the David Allen Collection, a range of “Beautiful Leather Desk Accessories Designed by David Allen and manufactured by Fedon of Italy!“. Sounds too good to be true right? Well, you know what they say “If it sounds to good to be true….” I had a quick look […] … Read Article »

Blogging & Business

Revisiting the MBTI
August 5, 2008 by Katy Whitton

Every now and again I re-take The Myers-Briggs test to keep an track on how I’m doing personality-wise. When I first took the test back in 2006 I was classed as ISFJ, when I re-took it in 2007 I was ENTJ and just over a year later, I’m still ENTJ! Looks like I’ve found my […] … Read Article »

Life Hacks

The coolest cupbaords ever?
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 Article »

Productivity

Moleskine VS PDA – The Continuing Saga
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 Article »