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Category: proactivity

Compensating for Parkinson’s Law – good practice or disingenuous?

Years ago, when I was still at university, I experienced first-hand the validity and strength of Parkinson’s Law. This time-tested adage – Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion – stand true even today, as

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Be proactive – think like a chess grand master to avoid a “checkmate”

In chess, a checkmate occurs when a player’s king is under attack, and has no alternative plan or course of action available because every possible escape route is blocked.  At the moment of checkmate, the game is already lost, so

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Stay ready, so you don’t have to get ready

A unexpected lesson in leadership from the hip-hop (rap) culture. Really! Merge explains.

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