Should we measure the performance of dys...

Should we measure the performance of dyslexics differently?

How do you measure the performance of someone with a complex pattern of strengths and weaknesses? Do you ignore the weaknesses and focus on the strengths, take an average of both or use some other method? Do you treat them as an individuals or compare them to their peers, who are likely to have a […]

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Meetings

Meetings

I’ve tried to assemble a few thoughts about meetings… what is difficult, what works well etc. I have split this post into three sections: before, during and after the meeting. Before the meeting… Organising and attending meetings… The first problem with meetings is that they need arranging. Multiple people’s schedules to synchronise, home and work […]

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To disclose or not to disclose? That is...

Dyslexics in business

I am, as you might say, an “out” dyslexic… so are a few of my colleagues… but quite a lot are still, “in the closet”.  Disclosure of dyslexia is a very personal decision… If you talk to HR in many large professional firms such as lawyers, accountants or management consultants you find that, statistically, the […]

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Making my diary work…

Making my diary work…

This is the second of two posts on diary and calendar management.  The first post sets out the key issues and this one describes some of my solutions.  Almost all of what I have written below could be as applicable to someone without dyslexia as someone with the condition.  So if you are not dyslexic […]

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Calendar management… “Sorry, what meetin

Calendar management… “Sorry, what meeting?”

I have a feeling that I’ll be writing about calendars quite a lot. I have huge problems being in the right place at the right time and, despite having a PA, I seem to spend a disproportionate amount of effort grappling with my “special” relationship with time. What do I mean? I understand time best […]

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