How to live on what you earn – Time Management style.

Following the Police Federation Conference there was a lot of media interest in the colleague who stated that her accountant had suggested she quit, work 22 hours a week and claim benefits because she couldn’t live on £40,000 a year. Of course, I don’t know her personal circumstances, but my first thought was – whatContinue reading “How to live on what you earn – Time Management style.”

Don’t Pull Your Own Trigger

(Bit of an add-on to my last blog, but important, anyway.) It’s the week after Mental Health Awareness Week, which is the UK’s week-long answer to the American Mental Health Awareness Month – maybe a reflection of our shorter attention span or their inability to understand things quickly, who knows?  During this period I haveContinue reading “Don’t Pull Your Own Trigger”

Question Your Attitude Towards ‘Time Management’.

Attitudes to Time Management vary. When I use this title, I am not referring to how people ‘see’ time management as a method, or technique, or as a great big pile of ‘new stuff to learn’. No, what I intend to address here is more about people’s attitude towards whether or not they actually wantContinue reading “Question Your Attitude Towards ‘Time Management’.”

How To Complete EVERYTHING in Two Minutes

It really is the only answer to procrastination.

Effective Memo Management

You’d be amazed how badly people deal with incoming mail. Not e-mail – that’s an essay in and of itself, but paperwork, including documentation received through electronic case management systems as well as internal memoranda and general mail. The main problem is a reluctance to deal with it, and that reluctance comes from the factContinue reading “Effective Memo Management”

Cheaper than a Jack Reacher novel, and a lot more useful to YOU.

Just because your job title doesn’t include ‘manager’ doesn’t mean that you can’t learn and apply time management. Just change the name to event control…..

DC W.S. Churchill, 2005. How Auto-University Solved a Murder.

I’m not sure if it’s my age, my musical taste or any other issue but it drives me nuts when I am passed by a yoof in a car and all I can discern from the ‘music’ being played inside it is a rhythmic thudding, which is assaulting the occupant’s ears far more aggressively thanContinue reading “DC W.S. Churchill, 2005. How Auto-University Solved a Murder.”

Use a personal diary for your policing planning? Then read this – it’s important.

Please note that while the following has been drafted following consultation with the Information Commissioners Office, it is to be taken as the opinion of the author alone. I have always promoted using one planning system for everyhing – work and personal, and when I was in the job I did exactly that. (Before youContinue reading “Use a personal diary for your policing planning? Then read this – it’s important.”

Push Their Stuff Away With Your Stuff -When You Can.

One of the key psychological barriers to stress-free living is the internal conflict that arises between what others require us to do and what we want to do. Most of the time and for most people, we choose our professions and we love to do what our professions require of us. Unfortunately, what we perceivedContinue reading “Push Their Stuff Away With Your Stuff -When You Can.”

Help! I need input from those ‘young in service’ officers and staff.

I want to know what methods newer staff are being taught that helps them cope with their workload. If any.