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Kitchen Timer Tomato
Kitchen Timer Tomato
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5.0 out of 5 stars A tool for personal productivity, 8 April 2014
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Oh, this item describes itself as a "kitchen" timer, but it's really underselling its value as a productivity tool. Set yourself a task, set the timer (easier than setting on my mobile - by the time I unlock the screen, find the app ... you get the idea). I'm not saying it's THE answer to personal productivity nightmares, but it's a funky tool to help you stay focused. You only want to spend 5 minutes on Facebook - then set the timer!. The timer can also be used OCCASIONALLY in a training workshop to time an impact activity. And it's merely described as a "Kitchen" timer. Hey ho. It probably times stuff in the kitchen - but I've never used it there.

Oh - if you're interested in how to use it for productivity there's a detailed book on the subject: The Pomodoro Technique

Suzanne Hazelton, author of Great Days at Work and Raise Your Game


The One Minute Manager Builds High Performing Teams (The One Minute Manager)
The One Minute Manager Builds High Performing Teams (The One Minute Manager)
by Kenneth Blanchard
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.24

4.0 out of 5 stars Teams go through different stages - change your approach to fit, 4 April 2014
Written in the style of a story, this style of the book may not be for everyone. However it's a book that I continue to recommend to my clients. It's easy to read, with some great insights around the changing dynamics of a team. Sometimes I wonder if it goes too quickly from describing something simply - to adding too much complexity, and as another reviewer has pointed out - "stacked in favour of the manager". But the content is sound, and I suggest you will take what you need from the book - and because of the depth - it may be worth a re-read!

Suzanne Hazelton
Great Days at Work: How Positive Psychology can Transform Your Working Life


One Call Closing: The Ultimate Guide To Closing Any Sale In One Call
One Call Closing: The Ultimate Guide To Closing Any Sale In One Call
by Claude Whitacre
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.19

5.0 out of 5 stars Great - even if you're not in sales!!!, 4 April 2014
This book is described as "The Ultimate Guide to Closing Any Sale in One Call". Hmmm, I'm not a sales person (I'm a coach), but my business partner thrust a copy into my hands with the (smiling) dictat to "read it". I'm a co-director of a coaching business - and predominantly my skills are in and around coaching. THE BOOK IS GREAT - ESPECIALLY FOR COACHES! These questioning skills are skills that you have already - and the book takes away some of the mystique around selling. It's an easy to read, with great practical examples. Whether you're in sales or not - the likelihood is that you want more influence - this is a great practical guide. Thank you!

Suzanne Hazelton
Raise Your Game: How to build on your successes to achieve transformational results


The Levels: Can Your Business Step Up to the Growth Challenge?
The Levels: Can Your Business Step Up to the Growth Challenge?
by Mr Ray Moore
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.87

5.0 out of 5 stars Great for understanding more about the stages of business growth, 19 Mar 2014
This is a book about growing your business. It's easy to read, and provides a great overview for business owners who are interested in growing their business. It clearly describes some of the challenges on the way to business growth, and why a growing business might not be suitable for every business. The book encourages you to think about your end goal for your business, because growing a business has challenges - and not everyone will be "up" for those challenges. Some solopreneurs or one man bands may be happy with the "job" they've bought themselves, but others will want to G-R-O-W, and growth will require the business owner to develop new skills - which can be a challenge to those who like to consider themselves already an expert.

This is a pragmatic book, with some great stories and examples which illustrate the points being made. I certainly recommend it!

If you like this book, you may also like: Built to Sell: Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You, and Entrepreneurs Succeed with Us: Creating High Performance Business .... and if you're a smaller business - then The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It is of course a classic "must read" (or listen to the audio book).

I specialise in working with leaders to develop their mindset during "plateaus" and growth phases of business. Often it's not knowing what to do - but our beliefs and attitudes that hold us back, For an easy, but thought provoking read you may also be interested in my first book, Raise Your Game: How to build on your successes to achieve transformational results


Pukka Multi Coloured Numbered Mylar Reinforced 1-31 Part A4 File Index Dividers
Pukka Multi Coloured Numbered Mylar Reinforced 1-31 Part A4 File Index Dividers
Offered by K Direct
Price: £1.09

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars NOT multi coloured, 4 Feb 2014
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Just an FYI that the item that was dispatched to me wasn't multi-coloured. The tabs were white with black numbers. The 'pages' themselves are a thin plastic. Adequate for my purposes - but if you're specifically looking for multi-coloured - you may want to check with the seller before ordering.


Built to Sell: Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You
Built to Sell: Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You
by John Warrillow
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Super easy read, great content, 3 Feb 2014
I recently finished reading Built to Sell by John Warrillow. It's a super easy to read book, written in the style of a story - with some great content. This is a very relevant book for business owners, even if you have no immediate plans to sell your business or if you want to pass the business to a future generation - this book will give you some great tips for building a business that can work successfully without you doing everything! An ideal read for services led businesses. Like another another reviewer mentioned - a great companion book to The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It. If it's 'mindset' that's holding you / your business back, you may also like Raise Your Game: How to build on your successes to achieve transformational results.


The On-Time, On-Target Manager (The One Minute Manager)
The On-Time, On-Target Manager (The One Minute Manager)
by Ken Blanchard
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Easy to read, great content!, 9 Sep 2013
Easy to read, great story about "Bob the Last Minute Manager" and what he has to do to become more effective both at work and in his home life.

Suzanne Hazelton
Great Days at Work


The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
by Malcolm Gladwell
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Glad I read it, 2 Sep 2013
I'm glad I read it. It contained interesting thinking around what turns something into an "epidemic", whether it's the environmental context, a knowledgeable individual who is passionate about passing on information, or whether it's a connector - someone with a huge little black book. The examples and language is US centric, but I still found an interesting read.

This book will be of particular interest if:
o - You work in healthcare, as some of the examples such as the transmission of STD, a view on smoking, and suicides will all be relevant.
o - If you're involved in child education, the examples in Chapter 3 of children's TV: Sesame Street and Blue Clues might be of interest
o - Of course it's also applicable to marketeers - and has a super example around the trainer brand Airwalk in Chapter 6.


How to Create Multiple Streams of Income: Buying Homes in Nice Areas with Nothing Down!
How to Create Multiple Streams of Income: Buying Homes in Nice Areas with Nothing Down!
by Peter S. Conti
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't be put off by the title, 2 Sep 2013
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This book was a real eye opener. I haven't yet put the ideas into practice - which I guess is the real test of a book, but it's got some great insights. I found this book recommended in a review of another property book - and I'm so glad I bought a copy.

If you've come across "lease to lease" (or rent to rent) this book builds on these concept and shows how you could buy and sell the property - but it's certainly suitable for someone with no experience of becoming a property investor. It also describes how to remove some of the hassle from being a landlord.

If you're looking for an alternative property investment strategy - then this could be the book for you.


Property Magic: How to Buy Property Using Other People's Time, Money and Experience
Property Magic: How to Buy Property Using Other People's Time, Money and Experience
by Simon Zutshi
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.79

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Content matches one-day seminar, 22 Aug 2013
In July 2013, I attended one of Simon Zutshi's "quick start" one day seminars (run by Paul Preston). The book covers pretty much all of the content on that seminar - of course you don't get to network with other property investors, the chance to ask questions, or see some of the additional examples ... but the book provides a great little overview of these introductory methods.


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