Becoming the person I want to be!
Is there a part of you that doesn’t yet fulfil the personal aspiration that you might have for yourself? I suspect there will be something where you feel you’ve not regularly attained the standard that you would like to live out. It could be any number of things that leave you feeling short of the desired mark, but I’m here to suggest to you that it’s high likely that you can enable the change and become that person that you want to be.
Can you all hear me? Why your volume really matters, when presenting.
Once upon a time in a land far away, public speakers learnt the great art of projecting their voices. It was before amplification, yet some could fill those colosseums just with their lungs. Later the theatres and churches would respond to the sound of a single voice, clear and loud.
Is now the time to give things away?
Perhaps the current Covid crisis has shown both the best and the worst of humanity. We have all witnessed and even taken part in the extremities of human behaviour ranging from the utterly selfish (the toilet roll grabbing), to the utterly sacrificial (putting oneself in danger for the benefit of others).
Making Meetings Matter
It’s about time we started to make meetings matter a little more. I’ve recently had several people tell me that they are expected to be in meetings nearly all day long (both physical and virtual meetings) and they have not time to get the real job done! That cannot be sensible!
Improving this is so simple, it just takes a little common sense and the guts to challenge the status quo.
Supporting teams facing pressure and uncertainty
The clue to this blog is in the title, when people are facing pressure and uncertainty they need bosses and organisations that will support them!
A key to this ‘support’ is to create what we like to call a ‘comfortable community’. This is one of our 4 C’s of high functioning teams, we’ve have posted on this topic before, you can read it here.
Who goals, not do goals!
Ever wondered why really great leaders seem to do the right things? The answer is simple, it’s not that they have great ‘do’ goals, it’s that they operate within predetermined ‘who’ goals. When you know who you are, then you instinctively now what you must do.
Keeping your motivation levels high, when working remotely.
Motivation theories are many and complex things. A simple search will show you that there are literally hundreds of views on the topic. Add to that the fact that we all will have individually differing motivators and you have a lifetime of study on your hands if you want to become an expert in the field.
Three myths debunked about remote working
Over the past 15 years, I have heard three common storylines being articulated around remote working, they are unhelpful yet common myths that many organisations and managers fear when teams are shifting too remote working. Let’s briefly take a look at each of them, and quickly debunk them so that you can stop worrying and get down to effective remote team working.
Splendid Isolation – The number two tip for remote working around Coronavirus
Let’s get specific on communication. If you are a manager of a remote working team there are three communication priorities that you need to consider every week. These three topics are born out of real world research into effective remote working and have their source in three problems that can occur when digital nomading.
Splendid Isolation – The number one tip for remote working around Coronavirus
What strange days we are living in! We’ve got plagues, floods, crazy leaders, and all manor of economic fragility. I don’t know about you, but the media hype certainly doesn’t help me stay calm and drink tea. Yet a little bit of me would love some splendid isolation! The thought of two weeks being locked in at home sounds like bliss compared to a punishing diary of international travel and training.