Author Dene Stuart

Focus

Focus

As a small business owner; dealing with all of the issues all of the time can make it very difficult to stay focused on the right target. Having run a number of my own businesses I know how easy it can be to think that you are focusing on the right things but what has…

When you’re stuck

When you’re stuck

We all reach points when we are stuck and don’t know what to do to get moving again. The level of significance will depend on the “thing” against which we are stuck. We might be stuck because we have to choose between two competing activities, our heart is telling us to make one choice and…

Dealing with “no”

Dealing with “no”

In my post titled “I’m really busy” I said I would deal with those people who say “no”. Dealing with “no” can be one of the hardest things we have to do. It is the most negative word that we come up against and has a finality that most of us accept. Although I did…

Presenteeism

Presenteeism

Much is written nowadays about presenteeism at work. Presenteeism shows itself primarily in two ways: Firstly: those who come to work when they are not well; their biggest contribution to work that day will be the spreading of their illness to their colleagues. Secondly: those who stay in the office and put in long hours…

I’m Really Busy

I’m Really Busy

I used to work in the very frenetic and pressurised world of the London media market. It was a great job, exciting, demanding and rewarding in many ways. It was here that I first came up against the “I’m really busy” syndrome. At first I thought that I must be doing something wrong because although…

Effectiveness

In my first post for TSBB I gave a definition of Effectiveness as:- The ability to be resourceful in a way that serves a market, an organisation, a boss, a team etc. Of course there is another element to the equation which is the ability to do one’s job. This might be called functional ability.…

Resourcefulness

Resourcefulness

In my first post for TSBB I gave a definition of Resourcefulness as:- The ability to find ways of dealing with the unknown, the uncertain, the unfamiliar, the unexpected and the obstacles that get in the way of your objectives. I also said that I wouldn’t be writing about “The 7 things that resourceful people…

What is Personal Effectiveness?

For most of my professional life I have been employed, by both large and small organisations, and in between these periods I have set up and run a number of small businesses. Running parallel to the actual demands of the roles I performed was an interest in understanding and identifying the patterns of behaviour that…

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