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Great timesheet tool

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I’ve been looking around at some online timesheet tools and Miles Burke at Bam Creative suggested 88 Miles from Mad Pilot Having looked at a heap of timesheet tools, this looks like a really good tool – and by good fortune developed in Perth. Some of the features I was looking for included: Web based […]

The Superhuman Boss – unrealistic expectations and how to manage them

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Unlimited capacity – wouldn’t it be great to be able to deal with immense volume without experiencing stress or conflict? Much of the challenge exists from pressure below and above – pressure below comes from a multiple of staff that need to direct information to or access information from their boss. From above, the challenge […]

Don’ta worry – Dumb Business thinking to avoid Part 2

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Have you ever experienced the debilitating situation of not knowing what decision to make in a difficult circumstance? Or found yourself overwhelmed by the sheer volume of email and interruptions within your workday? In case of the former it is caused by uncertainty (not enough facts) and a less than comfortable risk of decision failure. […]

3 reasons why smart people in organisations do stupid things

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Today I was trying to explain why organisations sometimes almost compell their managers to do stupid things – or certainly why it might appear that way to people further down the chain. 1. The glance analysis – the solution to someone else’s problem can often seem obvious. That can be due to the person not […]

Jan’ry Feb’ry…

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I once had a meeting with a guy that was supposedly a leader in the whole ebusiness area. He opened the meeting by saying, “I don’t subscribe to that pay the vendor for work model…”. He didn’t particularly articulate how we should get remunerated for what we were doing, but we held our breath and […]

Spinning a Plate

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Shortly you will become unemployable. You’ll never be able to work for someone else again. Those words sent a chill through me. I was worried about the risk of failure, and rightly so. However I had a solid belief that what I was doing uas the right thing to do – it just felt right: […]