Things to know about Outlook: 3 How to send email later.

Perhaps like me you prefer to something while you think of it or, have the time to do so. The time at which you write an email may not be the best time to send that email. For example, I … Continue reading

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Things to know about Outlook: 2 Categories and Calendaring

Using categories to calculate time spent on various activities: One or more categories can be assigned to an appointment in the outlook calendar. It is then possible to sort appointments by a number of criteria including categories. The latter is … Continue reading

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Six hats and six honest men; the art of asking good questions to get better answers.

Developing critical thinking and asking questions when reading is a good way to remain actively engaged with a topic and to retain learning. Or maybe you are in a discussion which seems to not be going anywhere, what is missing … Continue reading

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Marmite, love it or hate it? Mastering Mind Mapping

One of the things I have found most helpful in recent years is learning how to use mind maps. Some people are able to draw the most incredible mind maps, that store information in a unique, creative, memorable and beautiful … Continue reading

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Organising the Inbox

If you read the GTD post 2 weeks ago, by now you will know that your email inbox is certainly a place that you will need to organise and capture information from. So, how do we do GTD, mark next … Continue reading

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Getting Things Done (with less stress)

Last week we had the pomodoro method to help us focus. Before we move on to looking at time or task management tools… If like me you often have the feeling there is something you should do but you can’t … Continue reading

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