David Klaasen's Blog – January 2013 Archive (3)

Not another (!!!) Meeting!

Communication is the oil in the engine of any business and yet it is often neglected, careless or squandered – especially in meetings. Few people look forward to business meetings because they are frequently felt to be unproductive and a waste of time.  But, all too often they are also reluctant to put in the required effort to prepare in advance, be on time and stick to the agenda! 

You can’t have it both ways

If any of the meetings…


Added by David Klaasen on January 24, 2013 at 18:00 — 3 Comments

Characteristics of an Inspired Team

What’s the difference between a team and a collection of individuals each taking clearly defined roles?  What defines a mature team from an immature one? When do we support an ailing team-member, and when do we call it a day?  Wouldn’t it be simpler to streamline operations and just do it yourself?  

These are just a few of the very real questions that have come up in the past couple of months. Here are a few of the insights that have emerged:  

• No team will ever be perfect ……


Added by David Klaasen on January 10, 2013 at 18:00 — No Comments

How well are you controlling your life?

After the indulgences of the festive period it is worth considering the findings from a 60 year study into what makes us happy and healthy or sick and sad.  It shows that we have a lot more influence over our long term health and well-being than previously thought . . . Your life and happiness are in your hands. 

The study identified seven predictive factors that significantly influence how long you will live and how happy you will be later in life.  The good news is that they are all…


Added by David Klaasen on January 3, 2013 at 18:00 — No Comments

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