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How to do more by doing less
Wednesday, 27 Jan, 2010 – 6:00 | 21 Comments
How to do more by doing less

How long is your task list? Do you add more items than you take away?
Chances are your task list is out of control. In this post I examine how you can achieve more by doing …

How are you going to achieve your goals?
Thursday, 7 Jan, 2010 – 6:00 | 7 Comments
How are you going to achieve your goals?

As part of our Annual Review series I talked about reflecting on the achievements of the past year before setting my sights on the current year.
If you’ve already gone through the process outlined above, then …

How to get the job you want in 2010: The Best of The Big Red Tomato Company 2009
Sunday, 3 Jan, 2010 – 6:00 | Comments Off on How to get the job you want in 2010: The Best of The Big Red Tomato Company 2009
How to get the job you want in 2010: The Best of The Big Red Tomato Company 2009

In this best of Big Red Tomato Company Series, today’s post focuses on those looking to change their career in 2010 or those looking to escape the economic situation and get a job. Here is …

7 Tips for Better Networking
Wednesday, 18 Nov, 2009 – 6:00 | 2 Comments
7 Tips for Better Networking

How to make your networking more effective
Not Selling
Elevator pitch
Talk about them first
Who are your “big fish”
Own the room
Right events
Koffee

Updated How to get a job in the recession
Thursday, 12 Nov, 2009 – 6:00 | 3 Comments
Updated How to get a job in the recession

There are around 12.5m Americans looking for work at the moment. I was told last week that a position on GAAPweb, a UK Finance Recruitment site, attracted over 400 applications. With that …

I Dreamed a Dream – What’s your Dream?
Wednesday, 28 Oct, 2009 – 6:00 | Comments Off on I Dreamed a Dream – What’s your Dream?
I Dreamed a Dream – What’s your Dream?

What’s your Dream?
In April 2009, a UK TV Talent Show, ‘Britian’s Got Talent’, allowed 48 year old spinster Susan Boyle to realise her dream to be a professional singer by singing in front of a …

How to manage sickness absence
Monday, 26 Oct, 2009 – 4:00 | 5 Comments
How to manage sickness absence

Today is Monday. Did everyone turn up today?
One of the biggest problems facing any organisation, large or small is the management of staff absence. According the UK’s Health and Safety Executive, in 2006, sickness absence …

What Got You Here…Won’t Get You There.
Thursday, 1 Oct, 2009 – 6:00 | Comments Off on What Got You Here…Won’t Get You There.
What Got You Here…Won’t Get You There.

Practical lessons for Success

Extract from a speech given by Matthew Needham at the Chartered Insititute of Management Accountants (CIMA) new members presentation held at the Heritage Motor Centre, in September 2007.
Thank you very much. Good …