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The other day I walked into our bedroom and found my beautiful wife looking for a document. She was looking for an important document that she thought she had filed two years ago.

I couldn’t resist checking her progress after 10 minutes and then at 20 minutes. No success! Finally in the afternoon, bingo! She found the document. The best part of the story is that after purging all her files, she suddenly remembered she had sent a photo of the document to someone two years ago…. …


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Can I get 2 minutes of your time?

‘Of course’, you reply. ‘I am quite busy, but I can spare 2 minutes for you.’ Only to realize that those 2 minutes have turned into 15 minutes and ultimately distracted you from what you were originally doing.


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Bonjour. In this video, I want to discuss a few simple Outlook rules which can help you manage your inbox.

Nothing fancy, just simple suggestions.

I have the pleasure of working with many leaders, high performers who are swamped among other things with emails. It is true that in some companies I am starting to see a decline in the number of emails, thanks to tools like Teams or Slack. But it’s not uncommon for me to meet people who have to manage 300 plus emails per day.

300 plus….

Suggestion 1…


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Bonjour, in this video, I want to share one simple thing that I do every evening, a simple routine which makes a big difference.

Today I am with my family in Coffs Harbor. Coffs Harbour, for the people outside Australia, is about five hours north of Sydney. We are in the middle of winter, but the weather is still very pleasant averaging around 23 degrees Celsius. I am sitting along the coast looking out to sea. We have just been fortunate enough to view a large a pod of dolphins jumping and…


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Bonjour. In this video, I want to share a simple mindset which has helped me to be more productive.

In all the years working with many leaders, I have met quite a few ‘perfectionists. I have come to the conclusion that there is a real fine line between being a perfectionist and being a procrastinator.

By the way I can talk from experience about this because I’m a bit of a perfectionist myself.

A perfectionist will say: “I need to do this but I don’t have enough time to do it well…


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Bonjour, in this video, I want to share a simple technique to quickly relax.

When I work with a team, we cover many areas to help them with their ways of working. One of the key areas is time management. All too often people forget another very important topic in addition to managing their time. They often forget how to manage their energy.

Many people are working hard all day from the minute they start in the morning to the minute they stop in the evening: trying to cope with their emails…


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Bonjour. In this video, I want to share one simple prioritization tip.

I often hear my clients talking about the number of things they are supposed to manage every day. Many of them mention how they are struggling to juggle so many balls: answering emails, helping clients, responding to their manager, helping some of their team members, not to mention all the personal things they also must do.

They are constantly juggling and admit that they are often dropping a few balls.

I like this analogy but would like to change it…


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Bonjour. In this video, I want to share the equipment I use to improve the experience for my clients and I, regarding video meetings.

Since the start of COVID most of us are now spending hours per day on video calls. All my meetings are done via Zoom, Webex or Teams. This is also relevant for all the speeches and training I am delivering during this current climate. Consequently, many people have decided to upgrade their equipment.

Over the last few months, I have been asked many times by my clients about…


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Bonjour. In this video, I want to share a simple daily routine which can have a big impact on your performance.

I had the pleasure of working with many leaders in large companies. They all agree on the importance of having a strategy with clear, defined goals. They know it is important to communicate this strategy with their team members, to discuss what the team needs to focus on and agree on reaching specific goals.

There is nothing wrong with this. Performance starts with clarity.

However, I strongly suggest you don’t stop…


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Bonjour. In this video, I want to challenge you to say “no” much more.

When I work with leaders and their teams, I take them on a four-month journey. We cover many areas. But, there’s an exercise that is really interesting which consists of analyzing how they want to spend their time. I always start with people’s personal time: their health, family, sleep, lunch.

Yes lunch. You would be surprised how many people quickly throw a sandwich down their throat whilst doing their emails. Shocking especially for a French man like me!

Cyril Peupion

Cyril is the author of ‘Work Smarter: Live Better’, in the top 10 business books in Australia

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