Personal Development Tips told through Short and Sticky Stories

Personal Development Tips told through Short and Sticky Stories

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E12 – MBM Expert Interview with Professor Damian Hughes
Dec 17, 2019 • 33 min
Professor Damian Hughes: A Change Management Catalyst and Professor of Organisational Psychology and Change Read the Interview Transcript Below: Jo Palmer: ‘We are doing an expert interview, and today I’m with Damian Hughes. We are talking largely about…
E11 – Don’t Be a Cabbage Butterfly – Stop Task Switching for Better Time Management
Mar 20, 2019 • 11 min
E11 – Don’t Be a Cabbage Butterfly – Stop Task Switching for Better Time Management You start a task and another one comes up. You do that, and another one comes up. So, you then do that. Until – you guessed it – another one comes up! You are task…
E10 – Learn How to Build Confidence and Re-Write That Post-It Note on Your Head
Dec 24, 2018 • 8 min
E10 – Learn How to Build Confidence and Re-Write That Post-It Note on Your Head You’ve spent months preparing for that date with destiny. The presentation that will make or break your career. You know you are ready, yet somewhere deep inside there’s a…
E9 – Procrastinating, Frozen Peas, and the Snowball
Dec 24, 2018 • 12 min
E9 – Procrastinating, Frozen Peas, and the Snowball Do you have a looming deadline that still seems a long way off? Do you occupy yourself with ‘clearing the decks’, convincing yourself that you’re being productive anyway? After all, you still have plenty…
E8 – Email Writing Is Not like DIY! We Simply Can’t Be Bad at It
Dec 17, 2018 • 11 min
E8 – Email Writing Is Not like DIY! We Simply Can’t Be Bad at It Unfortunately, email writing isn’t like DIY. We have to be good at it. We can’t put it off or avoid it altogether. Also, we can’t just pay someone with better tools and skills to do it for…
E7 – You Do Your Best Work Under Pressure? You’re a Tight Deadline Junkie
Nov 19, 2018 • 9 min
E7 – You Do Your Best Work Under Pressure? You’re a Tight Deadline Junkie Do you leave everything to the last minute? Do you find yourself burning the midnight oil time after and time to meet deadlines? Yet, somehow, every time you pull of a masterstroke…
E6 – Not Having Effective Meetings? Are You Wasting Valuable Time? Answer: Have More Meetings!
Nov 19, 2018 • 10 min
E6 – Not Having Effective Meetings? Are You Wasting Valuable Time? Answer: Have More Meetings! We spend most of our working lives in them. Yet, they are rarely an effective use of our time. In short, we simply aren’t making the most of them. In fact, the…
E5 – The Annual Appraisal is Lost – Avoid the Surprises and Make it A Useful Business Tool
Oct 28, 2018 • 9 min
E5 – The Annual Appraisal is Lost In this podcast, we discuss a simple technique to make the annual appraisal useful at work. One of the mainstays of business has always been the annual appraisal. Since time and memorial business people have struggled to…
E4 – Do You Attend 1-Day Training and Do Nothing with It?
Oct 16, 2018 • 11 min
E4 – Do You Attend 1-Day Training and Do Nothing with It? Are You Failing to Make Learning Stick? Have you ever attended a 1-day training course, returned to the office and done nothing different. You’re one of many who fails to make learning stick. The…
E3 – Don’t Start with a Powerpoint Presentation! – Do More Effective Presentations that Achieve Your Objectives
Oct 5, 2018 • 8 min
E3 – Don’t Start with a Powerpoint Presentation! Do you always start with a PowerPoint presentation? Are they engaging? Recent research says that audiences either go on their phones or fall asleep in presentations. In this podcast, we discuss the fact we…
E2 – Putting Off the Important Stuff? Identify the Important Stuff & Get it Done
Oct 2, 2018 • 7 min
E2 – Putting Off the Important Stuff? Identify the Important Stuff & Get it Done Stop putting things off. Get beyond being just busy and be able to make the deep impact on your results that you want. You are doing shallow work only. Working as a knowledge…
E1 – Email Overload? Try ‘The Hare and the Tortoise System for Managing Emails’
Sep 28, 2018 • 4 min
E1 – Email Overload? Try ‘The Hare and the Tortoise System for Managing Emails’ Get on top of your emails, and get the deep work done with this new technique for managing emails. The email Monster is taking over. He is out of its cage. Listen to this…