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Work is like sand: it gets everywhere

Work is there all the time. Even when we are not at work and not working it is there for many of us: our thoughts are mostly dominated by work. Our smartphones mean that work is like a shadow – it is always there next to us. But we’re told that technology will liberate us. The more robots do the…

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Five questions for working dads

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/comment/stay-at-home-mums-have-become-ararity-7l0ktmcn9 Questions to ponder from an article in today’s Times: 1) ” … male employment is increasingly fragile …” How do you prepare for remaining employable long into your 50s, 60s, 70s? 2) “The change to two-earning couples managing and juggling even the youngest children has come round so fast that other things haven’t caught up.” How has your organisation…

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TREAT YOUR SHELVES

TREAT YOUR SHELVES

Only read this if you will buy a children’s book this week Coaching a senior finance executive last week, it struck me how the wisdom of children’s stories can benefit adults as much as children. We’re Going on a Bear Hunt reminded Helen that she has choices about how to tackle a difficult situation. She had reserves of resilience to draw on.…

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FATHERS. STAY: small changes, big benefits

FATHERS. STAY: small changes, big benefits

Only read this if you are a Dad working long hours…

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REMAINS OF THE DAY

REMAINS OF THE DAY

Read this if you always say you’re too busy but you want to find ways to do something you enjoy

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How To Concentrate

How To Concentrate

I notice the poor quality of my concentration most when I am playing with my sons…

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Is The School Play In Your Diary?

Is The School Play In Your Diary?

Only read this if you will commit to attend three school events in 2017

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Do You Suffer From Fomo?

Do You Suffer From Fomo?

Only read this if you know you could cut by a quarter the number of hours you spend in meetings next week

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Don’t Miss Out On The School Run

Don’t Miss Out On The School Run

Read this if you’d like to talk to your boss about doing the school run

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Off switch

Off switch

Only read this if you have booked your family holiday and want a total break from work.

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Reduce to produce

Reduce to produce

Only read this if you’re prepared to walk or cycle for 15 minutes today with your phone off

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