Andrew Mark Garraghan Moore

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Mark Forsyth's top 10 lost words

Everybody has, on occasion, looked up a word in a dictionary and let their eye wander to the next word and thought: "Really? There's a word for that?", whether it's the little plastic aglets on the end of your shoelaces or the nurdle of toothpaste squeezed onto your toothbrush in the morning. I …

The Science of Procrastination and How to Manage It, Animated

From AsapSCIENCE — who have previously brought us the scientific cure for hangovers, the neurobiology of orgasms, and how music enchants the brain — comes this illustrated explication of the science of procrastination and how to manage it, a fine addition to these five perspectives on …

7 Things You Don’t Realize About Meetings

Meetings are filled with people; people are filled with weird things. So how do you get them to do something?<p>OK, so you’re meeting with a handful of colleagues. And you’ve even done the requisite pruning to coax the collective into making the big decision–and yet by the time the meeting’s over, …

Great Minds Think Alike...And That Is Exactly The Problem

You have probably said it yourself.<p>It happens when you and a colleague, employee or even a friend have come up with a remarkably similar solution to whatever problem you are trying to solve. After you have realized you both basically said the same thing someone says: “Great minds think alike.” And …

The secret to making meetings useful? More discussions and fewer presentations

<i>This originally appeared on LinkedIn. You can follow Jeff Weiner here</i><p>Ask your team to identify their biggest productivity killer and inevitably two issues will rise to the top of the list: managing their inboxes and their meeting schedules.<p>I’ll tackle the former in a future post. For now, I’d like …

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Have you been a victim of meeting malpractice?

A meeting without an agenda is like a restaurant dinner without a menu.<p>With summer in full swing, our thoughts naturally turn to BBQ’s, beaches, and vacations. It’s the time of year when you can easily find yourself daydreaming when you should be paying attention. And then, as if in the middle of a …

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From Chaos To Control: How To Lead Super-Productive Meetings

If you’ve ever led a meeting, you’ve probably also experienced trying to pull back a session that has quickly taken a turn for the chaotic.<p>Maybe you’re dealing with an extra talkative bunch—or that one person who seems to have the attention span of a four-year-old. Perhaps everyone there has a …

Just Say No: How Your Meeting Habit Is Harming You

According to research from Harvard Business School and the London School of Economics, executives spend upwards of 18 hours per week – a third of their working week – in meetings. And with an estimated 25-50% of meeting time considered wasted, it’s no wonder that meetings have become the number one …

How To Tease Out Great Ideas From Every Person On Your Team

In every office, there are untold numbers of great ideas that never get heard, let alone put into action. Use these techniques to uncover your company’s next game-changing idea.<p>Before Paul Slezak joined Australian startup RecruitLoop, he was managing a business in Hong Kong. His team there was, in …

Doodling in a meeting? Maybe you're just drawing inspiration

Frowned upon in business meetings and scorned by bosses, the common doodle has long been condemned as the offspring of the slovenly and the cynical...Until now.<p>Oddly enough, doodling has even been the subject of academic research. In 2009, Jackie Andrade, psychology professor at the University of …

How to Add More Pep to Your Presentations

The skinny on PechaKucha, a presentation style imported from Japan that emphasizes speed and graphics.<p>At software giant Autodesk, employees know what CEO Carl Bass likes to see in a presentation. Twenty slides. Six minutes and 40 seconds’ worth of material.<p>Such are the requirements of PechaKucha, a …

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