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Tory councillor suspended over 'completely unacceptable' racist tweet depicting Diane Abbott as ape

A Conservative councillor has been suspended after retweeting a "completely unacceptable" message which portrayed Diane Abbott as an ape wearing lipstick.<p>Alan Pearmain, the deputy chairman of the South Ribble Conservative Association, shared a picture of an Orangutan which included the strapline …

How to Work Less Tomorrow and Get More Done Every Day

Are you often overwhelmed and stressed out by a huge workload you can't control? If so, you need to seriously explore these techniques to put you back in the driver's seat.<p>Every entrepreneur I know feels the pressure of the thousands of things that need to get done, all seemingly at the same time. …

Time Management

The Biggest Myth in Time Management

Brad* is as hard a worker as anyone I know. He’s not just busy, he’s keenly focused on getting the right things done. And it pays off — he is the largest single revenue generator at his well-known professional services firm.<p>A few days before Thanksgiving, Brad flew from Boston to Los Angeles with …

Management Time: Who's Got the Monkey?

Publication Date: <b>October 31, 1999</b><p>This article includes a one-page preview that quickly summarizes the key ideas and provides an overview of how the concepts work in practice along with suggestions for further reading.Many managers feel overwhelmed. They have too many problems--too many monkeys--on …

Monkeys

Is Poor Time Management Limiting Your Potential?

<b>Where is my lack of control over my time keeping me from fully unleashing my creative gifts?</b> Red Flags: You have ideas for projects but haven’t …

10 Time Management Tips - Ian's Messy Desk

English: Gentaur schedule (Photo credit: Wikipedia)<p>February is Time Management Month. This is the month to put all those New Year’s resolutions that …

5 Ways to Improve Your Time Management

There are few things more valuable to small business owners than time.<p>Research shows small business owners consider time to be a more valuable asset …

Reduce Stress With Time Management Strategies

Many people find themselves too busy these days, which causes stress. The reasons vary from person to person, but the following are some main ones …

Why Being Happier Helps You Manage Your Time

<i>This post was written by Elizabeth Grace Saunders, author of</i> <i>The 3 Secrets to Effective Time Investment: How to Achieve More Success With Less Stress</i> …

9 Low-Tech Ways to Manage Your Time More Wisely

As entrepreneurs, we're always busy. But where does it end? When you get more successful, do you think your schedule will magically get less busy and fill up with fewer obligations?<p>Think again. Instead, you'll have to get more done in less time. And unless you have a system, it may prove …

Entrepreneurship

Email Is Not Free

My job description does not include managing email flow. Yours probably doesn’t, either. But it’s increasingly a big part of the work we do. In fact, in a single week last fall, I received 511 emails and sent 284. Almost 160 emails a day is ridiculous. Even if I was efficient and processed each …

Don’t Let Your Strengths Become Your Weaknesses

Perhaps the biggest fad to sweep through management in the last decade was the strengths movement. Its message was that you should build on natural talent to maximize strengths rather than try to improve weaknesses. It was the brainchild of Donald Clifton, the late grandfather of Positive …

Emotional Intelligence for Coaching • Six Seconds

<b>Is emotional intelligence important for coaches and coaching clients? Why?</b><p>Here are six ideas, please comment and add your perspective.<p>EQ Equips …

7 Barriers to Coaching

It is increasingly expected that managers- irrespective of the nature of the business they are in- coach their teams to attain better results. …

What Prevents Coaching Effectiveness in Organizations?

By Myriam Callegarin • March 11th, 2010<p>Here is another excerpt from the research conducted in 2005 by The Chartered Institute of Personnel and …

Life Coach Help: The Questions Coaches Say You Need To Be Asking Yourself

By Leigh Newman<p><i>Ellie Gordon, a personal and executive life coach, helps us figure out what we</i> really <i>need to be thinking about when we’re looking for lasting, hard-to-make change.</i><p><b>1. Can I Replace The Word 'Afraid' With The Word 'Alert'?</b><p>"An artist client recently introduced me to this question," says …