29 March

Feelings of a non-native speaker

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Feelings of a non-native speaker

One of my most embarrassing moments came when I’d been in Germany for a year or so.   In the middle of a disagreement, a friend of a friend mentioned something annoying I’d done a couple of weeks previously – ancient history for a twenty-year-old. So to show that I found it hard to understand […]

22 February

Emails – Done is better than perfect!

Emails – Done is better than perfect!

Here’s a question for you (though perhaps not one you want to hear 😉 ): How many emails have you got sitting in your inbox waiting for a reply at the moment? And if you take a closer look: Why haven’t you replied yet? If I think about my own inbox, there are two very […]

18 January

Lessons to learn from marathon runners

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Lessons to learn from marathon runners

  I’ve never run a marathon and I think it’s safe to say I never will. But over the years I’ve had lots of interesting conversations with people who do and who described their training for it. What impressed me was the structured approach they were taking, their staying power and their enthusiasm, not just […]