February 12, 2019

Do you get road rage? Come on….admit it. ‘Overly helpful’ drivers sometime frustrate you, don't they? It’s a bit cheeky of me to be saying this, because my husband is often one of them. But you know, those people who will hold up the flow of traffic to give way to the...

November 22, 2018

Which means that Christmas is now the magic deadline. ‘Can you get it to me by Christmas’, ‘We need to be done with it before the Christmas break’, and so on. Which is crazy, because it feels like our kids are finally settled into the school year, and we’re already col...

October 18, 2018

We all know the feeling. It’s crunch time and we really need to get an answer to our question. It’s the main thing standing in the way of getting sign-off. Problem is, we can’t get access to the person that’s got the answer. We’ve tried emailing, calling them - both la...

October 9, 2018

There’s nothing worse than walking away from a conversation or meeting and thinking ‘oh, that didn’t really go according to plan, did it?’. I get it, curve balls get thrown and the conversation takes a completely unexpected turn. However, these should be the exception,...

October 4, 2018

Templates serve many purposes. When used appropriately, they provide us with a convenient way to do something quickly and accurately. It is particularly useful for areas where following process is important and where the process is repeatable. However, like a lot of th...

September 27, 2018

You're not servants!

Part of the challenge of crunch times is our belief that we are not in control. And let’s be honest, when we get handed multiple projects that require utilisation of the same resources, and are due within the same 5 day window and at that same tim...

September 12, 2018

Freedom or friction

Whether it’s learning how to drive, ski or ride a bike, you’d be familiar with the bunny hop and the snow plough, as you try and connect your head (on a rational level knowing that this new activity is possible) with your heart (the fear of doing s...

August 22, 2018

Why partnering under pressure is so hard (and what to do about it)

When you look across your portfolio of projects that your team are currently working on, it’s probably fair to say that they are all individually significant. In fact, they’re probably all massive init...

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