Four Thousand Weeks: Time and How to Use It by Oliver Burkeman

Feeling short on time?  Before you do anything else, read this book.   Many of you will know Oliver Burkeman from his weekly Guardian column. In particular, his last one where this piece of advice ranked first: There will always be too much to do – and this realisation is [...]

2021-11-15T11:42:21+13:00November 15th, 2021|

Learning not to push on through

By Gaynor Parkin.  Grit. Determination. Perseverance. Pushing on through.  Our Western culture celebrates the qualities of persistence and striving. We love stories of people triumphing over adversity of all kinds. Recently we were right there with Olympic athletes overcoming tremendous odds to win medals.  We are also quick to [...]

2021-10-15T17:43:36+13:00August 25th, 2021|

Redefining productivity in a flexible working world

Lockdown was a crash-course in flexible working for many of us. In a matter of days, thousands of New Zealanders were forced to pull together a slapdash attempt at a home office with limited resources (and sometimes questionable ergonomic support). We learned how to juggle team meetings, emails, and [...]

2020-06-12T11:26:52+12:00June 11th, 2020|