Charles M Lines

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Creative thinking and problem solving  

Being creative in times of turmoil and change - by Charles M Lines

This article describes how each of us can develop the habit of creative problem solving and apply it to the pressing problems we face from day to day.

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Multiple intelligences: what they are and how creative thinking techniques can help you develop them - by Charles M Lines

This article describes what multiple intelligences are and how we can use creativity techniques to develop them.

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The day of the giraffe people is coming - by Charles M Lines

An article about some important people you need to look out for within your organisation.

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Partnership working 

A fresh approach to the leadership of partnership working - by Charles M Lines

This article offers a new model of leadership designed to meet the needs of those working in partnership with other organisations.

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Getting the most out of a partnership's latency phase - by Charles M Lines

An article that offers some insights into the complex internal dynamics of partnerships and some ideas for managing them effectively.

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Getting the most out of evaluating your partnership: the eight key principles - by Charles M Lines

An article that offers detailed advice about how to make evaluation an intrinsic part of a partnership's ongoing improvement process.

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Partnership working: where are we now that the clouds are lifting? -by Charles M Lines

A short article that outlines three of the major issues partnership working can help us address and the key skills people need to develop in order for this to happen. It also offers a structured approach to setting up, running and reviewing a partnership.  

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Reaching those parts other partnerships cannot reach: overcoming the negative contact loop - by Charles M Lines

An article that offers some ideas for how partnerships can engage effectively with hard to reach communities and stakeholders.

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The boundaries of our lives and work: why they are important to us, how they affect us, and how to recognise and manage them effectively - by Charles M Lines

An article about the importance of managing the everyday boundaries that surround us during our lives and work   

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Managing time

Casting yourself a lifeline at work: how you can reclaim your instinctive ability to prioritise - by Charles M Lines

A very short article that offers a technique for prioritising effectively when faced with urgent and conflicting demands.

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Catching the disease of terminal short - termism - by Charles M Lines

A short article that explains why managing our time can be so difficult and offers practical advice to address the most commonly experienced time problems.

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How to become a time master - by Charles M Lines

A short article that explains how we can proactively manage our perception of time to improve our ability to concentrate and gain the balance we need in our lives and work.

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The coils of time: how to make the most of our time by managing our perception of it - by Charles M Lines

An article that explains how managing our perception of time can improve our personal planning and time management. 

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Personal development

Gaining the confidence to write well - by Charles M Lines

A short article which explains why the development of confidence is central to the development of writing skills, and how this confidence can be maintained and enhanced.

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How to make sure that you contribute to your meetings confidently and influentially - by Charles M Lines

An article full of practical hints and tips that will help you contribute effectively to meetings.

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Transformational assertiveness: what it is and how to use it - by Charles M Lines

An article which explains the concept of transformational assertiveness and shows how it can be used to help us deal effectively with difficult and challenging people and situations.

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Your personal development: how to take hold of it and make it work for you - by Charles M Lines

An article that explains why some developmental approaches work for us while others do not and gives guidance as to how we can gain control over our development and ensure that it provides us with the results we need.

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Organisational culture and practice

Getting off the escalator to nowhere: keeping control of organisational progress - by Charles M Lines

This article explains why organisational development can sometimes get out of control and become ultimately self defeating. It then goes on to explain how to effectively control organisational progress in order to maximise the gains and minimise the drawbacks.

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Modern organisational cultures: are they really that much different to the old ones? - by Charles M Lines

This article questions how much real cultural change has happened within today's organisations and goes on to  provide some approaches for recognising and challenging the ingrained habits and attitudes that resist moves towards more participative and empowered ways of working.

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Providing genuinely good customer service: how to get rid of the chronic itch of customer dissatisfaction - by Charles M Lines

A short article that identifies six of the major irritants that inhibit effective customer service and shows how they may be overcome. 

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The cat - by Charles M Lines

A short story with a message about the creation of organisational vision statements. 

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The modern administrator: meeting the challenges of the 21st century work place - by Charles M Lines 

A short article that outlines the skills needed by the modern administrator, why these skills are not always given the attention they deserve and what can be done about it.

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The secret of the high performing team: finding and breaking the habits of mediocrity - by Charles M Lines 

An article that identifies the habits that can inhibit team performance and offers some principles, tools and techniques to help break these habits.

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Click Here for 'Creativity in the Air - 50 Ways Music Can Make You More Creative'

Click Here for 'Sleeping with the Enemy - Achieving Collaborative Success (2nd Edition)'

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