How to use styles in Word documents

How to use styles in Word documents

Learning how to use styles in your Word documents gives you the power to design the look of your document — and avoid unpleasant surprises. I dislike Calibri font — there’s something mean about it, especially in the smaller point sizes. Give me a more generous...
How to use Whole Brain Thinking to be successful at work

How to use Whole Brain Thinking to be successful at work

You can use Whole Brain Thinking to make the most of your natural strengths, and to write reports to engage all members of your audience. I was a bit nervous about introducing a ‘whole brain’ section into a workshop on report writing. Was it a bit too wacky or complex...
Advice for councils during the Covid-19 crisis

Advice for councils during the Covid-19 crisis

Here is some advice I picked up from a presentation by economist Shamubeel Eaqub and a workshop on collaborating online offered by Business Lab. The first one provided insights on what councils need to do to respond to the Covid-19 crisis and the second one provided...
Working from home – love it or hate it?

Working from home – love it or hate it?

I usually love working from home, but the past couple of weeks have been a challenge. Here are three things that have helped me since the lockdown began. Identify your fears, uncertainties and doubts (FUDs). Global and national anxiety is contagious. When my personal...