There are three common mistakes that leaders can make when investing their leadership capital, which hurt both their efficiency and their effectiveness. 1. Taking the ‘Peanut Butter’ Approach The peanut butter approach is when a leader spreads their time evenly among all their employees, like spreading peanut butter evenly on a piece of bread. And,… Read More
The following is a snippet from a New Scientist article on the growing push towards reducing hours, from working a five day week to a four day week while still receiving the five day wage. I’m specifically looking at the mental health aspect, which I thought was interesting (see below for the full article). “Huong… Read More
“Go Sir, gallop and don’t forget that the world was made in six days. You can ask me for anything but not time.” Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 to 1821) Also known as Napoleon I, the Corsican or the Little Corporal, he was a French general, first consul of France (1799-1804), and emperor of the French (1804-1814/15),… Read More
“Time is what we want most, but … what we use worst.” William Penn (1644 to 1718) William Penn was the son of Sir William Penn, and was an English nobleman, writer, early Quaker, and founder of the English North American colony the Province of Pennsylvania.
This was a challenge I was given recently, and my first reaction was, how am I going to teach anything in 5 minutes? But, of course, that was kinda the point. I duly planned my session, rehearsed, and thought I had it sussed. Then came the hard part, delivery. And, I didn’t deliver the session… Read More
A study by Cao and colleagues, at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, suggests that orderliness predicts academic performance or to put it another way “Quantitative understanding of relationships between students’ behavioural patterns and academic performances is a significant step towards personalized education.” In this study the researchers collected behavioural records from… Read More
“Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.” Benjamin Franklin (1706 to 1790) Benjamin Franklin, also known as Ben Franklin and by the pseudonym Richard Saunders, was an American printer and publisher, author, inventor and scientist, and diplomat. One of the Founding Fathers, Franklin helped draft the Declaration of Independence and was one… Read More