ARCHIVES OF ARTICLES

Here you’ll find an archive of my articles including my New York Times column, AFR BOSS column and other articles and blog posts since 2012. I hope you enjoy!

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A Marie Kondo-style brain declutter could make you more productive

A Marie Kondo-style brain declutter could make you more productive

Untangling brain clutter by removing distractions can enhance cognitive ability. iStockA Marie Kondo-style brain declutter could make you more productive It's 9pm. As I pull the sheets back and climb into bed my mind is still, happy. I didn't do much today. Just a few months ago I would have felt guilty. A chronic maximiser, I measured success by the number of activities I'd managed to complete...

Following Up on the Job Candidate Who Was ‘Checking Out the Waitress’

Following Up on the Job Candidate Who Was ‘Checking Out the Waitress’

Following Up on the Job Candidate Who Was ‘Checking Out the Waitress’A few weeks ago, I wrote a post that asked whether a female boss can manage a chauvinist. I’ve struggled with this issue for many years, and from your replies it’s clear that other women have endured similar experiences. More than 300 people wrote comments, and hundreds more contacted me through Twitter, LinkedIn and email. I...

Following Up on the Job Candidate Who Was ‘Checking Out the Waitress’

My Struggle to Manage Our Lawyers

My Struggle to Manage Our Lawyers I don’t really enjoy working with lawyers, yet every time I start a new relationship with one I’m filled with hope. They seem impressive in their fancy suits and expensive offices. They woo me with flattery and nice cups of tea and biscuits. I find myself thinking: These guys are cool. I’m going to work with them forever. I brief them on what we’re looking to...

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