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Psychology & Communication

7 Habits [2008] : Habit 4 Think Win/Win
August 7, 2008 by Katy Whitton

Habit 4 of Stephen Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is all about achieving a mutually acceptable compromise with the person you're dealing with so you both feel that you have achieved your ideal outcome. … Read Article »

Productivity News

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August 7, 2008 by Katy Whitton

I've written before that I'm having issues with using Gmail over IMAP with Entourage and judging from the comments I'm not the only one (can't link to the commenter as they didn't leave a URL!) and now I'm having issues with the regular GMail web interface as well. … Read Article »

Business

How to make your manager love you
August 6, 2008 by Katy Whitton

There's an interesting post over at US News, written by Alison Green, called "10 ways to make your boss love you" and whilst it is written in a "Corporate Speak" style (Green is a manager herself so I guess you can't blame her!), there are a few interesting points that the article highlights. … Read Article »

Life Hacks

8 Tips for Saving Money and Your Life (Bankaholic.com)
August 6, 2008 by Katy Whitton

I’ve been pointed in the direction of an article entitled “8 Tips for Saving Money and Your Life” Over at the Bankaholic blog which I thought I’d share with you. There’s some good little tidbits there (although I disagree with point one massively – cough, cough!) such as wearing sensible shoes and avoiding Junk Food. […] … Read Article »

Psychology & Communication

7 Habits [2008] : The Public Victory Phase
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 Article »

Motivation

Black and white alarm clock
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 truth. … Read Article »

Blogging & Business

Be careful how you use email at work
August 6, 2008 by Katy Whitton

Out-Law.com recently reported that half of UK companies have fired an employee for serious misuse of company email: Companies’ principal worries about email use are that employees could be breaking financial disclosure or corporate governance rules, could be leaking intellectual property or trade secrets, could be leaking sensitive memos or could be breaching privacy regulations. […] … Read Article »

Business

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 »