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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 »

Psychology & Communication

7 Habits: Habit 1 - Be Proactive
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 Article »

Productivity

57 Habits of Highly Effective Gmail Users (CollegeDegrees.com)
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 Article »

Psychology & Communication

7 Habits [2008] : An Overview
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 Article »