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Pareto Principle

80:20 Vision… The Pareto Principle

Pareto Happy

I’m not lazy, but I am a great believer in taking the most effective route from A to B.  That’s why I love the Pareto Principle… otherwise known as the Principle of the Least Effort.


The principle is named after an Italian Economist (unsurprisingly called Pareto), who recognised an observable trend: 80% of Italy’s land was owned by 20% of the population.  He also observed that this extended outside of economics; for example, 20% of the pea pods in his garden provided 80% of the peas. read more

4 Ways to Build your Credibility

Your Pit Stop Guide to Professional Credibility

Professional Credibility

What exactly is Professional Credibility?

The Oxford dictionary defines credibility as:

The quality of being trusted and believed in.

The quality of being convincing or believable.

It also defines Professionalism as:

The competence or skill expected of a professional

Putting the two together, Professional Credibility is basically the feeling of trust and competence that you inspire in others.

Why Credibility is so important

Credibility is key to your workplace survival, success and progression.  Credibility is what draws people to work with you and managers to trust you with important tasks.  Credibility is what makes you the “go to” person and lands you with a good reputation.  And credibility is what robustly platforms so many other professional skills, such as influencing and persuasion. read more

The Impact of Sleep

 The Impact of Sleep on Work

Sleeping Lion

I don’t know about you, but I have a very strange relationship with sleep.  First thing in the morning, sleep is my best friend and my bed… well, my bed is literally the most comfortable place in the entire world.  Fast-forward to the evening and sleep becomes elusive; morphing into my greatest nemesis.  Aided and abetted, of course, by a bed that has transmogrified into an uncomfortable heap of cold, lumpy nettles.

That’s just fine Liz, but what’s this got to do with work? read more