Posts by Clare Evans

Bad habit: cancelling meetings at short notice

Cancelled meeting

I recently had a meeting cancelled on me at short notice. Usually this isn’t a problem but unfortunately I was already on my way travelling up to London, so only found out when I got there after a two and a half hour journey. Two attendees had phoned at very short notice (two hours before…

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I’m working late are you?

Working late and after hours

Occasionally I receive an email sent either very early in the morning or late at night (nothing to do with different timezones). What does this say about the person’s working patterns or workload? In many organisations, there’s an expectation that if other people are working late, then perhaps I should be too.  These people are…

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Make sense of your to-do list – Part 1

manage your to-do list

You’ve got 50+ things on your to-do list. You’re feeling totally overwhelmed and don’t know where to start or how on earth you’re going to get everything done. You’re too busy to write a list. It’ll take too much time, you’d rather just get on with it. You could spend all your day planning instead of ‘doing’.…

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