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Difficulty Saying ‘No’ ?

By their very nature, which tends towards being agreeable, co-operative, a team-player, courteous and conflict-avoiding, introverts can struggle with saying ‘no’ to other people, particularly those who are more dominant and assertive.  As a result they can often end up stressed through having too much work on, or feeling forced to attend events / functions/… Read more


Meaning what you mean

Over the last few months we have spent considerable time preparing competitive tenders. If you are used to this you will know that many of them do not involve any face to face engagement and dialogue and are solely based on your response to written questions and specifications. This makes them rather challenging because you… Read more


Stressed and Overwhelmed?

You are not alone! I consider myself someone who is fortunate enough to be working every day in a field I love and enjoy, working with many inspirational and motivated people. Yet I continue to see a common thread through us all…. yep it’s being stressed and overwhelmed.  Some more overwhelmed with the amount of… Read more


Lessons from a Short Week

As we all know, according to Parkinson’s Law, ‘Work expands to fit the time available for its completion’. In New Zealand we have recently had a couple of short working weeks back to back and fitting two weeks’ work into a reduced number of days has reminded me of the truth behind this Law. I… Read more


Big Data

The topic of big data has become a trending subject in the business world. It’s no surprise really as the rich complexity of possible data that we can now access bypassed our capability of analysis a long time ago. But now the technology is available that can process larger amounts of data at higher speeds… Read more