Do you ever find yourself in the midst of something only to slow down and realise that you're not actually doing the thing you started? As we prepare for our ever-popular Productivity work-session & free challenge next week, we ask whether a time management course is still relevant.
Tags: 30-day blogging challenge, attention deficit, decision-making, energy, productivity, time management,
Self-directed learning has been around for a long time, but in light of the current Covid-19 pandemic, it’s fast becoming the 'go-to' option to keep employees engaged and motivated whilst working remotely. Here are 3 tips to bear in mind for successful self-directed learning...
Posted in: Bite-Size Learning, Continuous development, Learning Culture, Motivation, Online Learning, Productivity, Remote Working, Technology,
Another busy week of writing, together with the additional posts for when I'm on holiday next week. Here’s a round-up of the best blog posts from The Extraordinary Training Company this week…
Posted in: Bite-Size Learning, Continuous development, Emotional Intelligence, Engagement, Great teams, Leadership, Productivity, Recruiting,
I like the phrase ‘organised chaos’. It suggests a way of working that on the surface looks completely disorganised but which is actually a very effective creative process. For me, that’s the key to fulfilling work – finding my own way through the apparent confusion.
Whether it’s The 4-Hour Work Week, The 12 Week Year or What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, the message is pretty consistent. Getting up early is the tool-of-choice if you want to be more productive.
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Bite-size learning – or microlearning – simply reinforces what the scientific community has long known about the brain’s inner workings. It helps learners to focus - despite their diminishing attention spans -by providing information in a manner aligned with their brain’s wiring. So what does that mean for those in L&D? And what can managers and leaders wanting to develop their people do differently?
With the spread of the coronavirus, companies around the world are telling their employees to work from home amid the outbreak, forcing many people into self-isolation as they work remotely. People are having to redefine their usual ways of working to find their own best practices for staying focused to get the work done. After many years of working virtually I thought this was a great opportunity to capture what we have learnt in our own team.
Posted in: Continuous development, Leading Self, Productivity, Remote Working, Technology, Time Management, Wellbeing,
Just like learning any new skill, bolstering the motivation and performance levels of your team won’t happen overnight. No one does anything until and unless he or she is first motivated to do it. So what, as a manager, can you do?
In winter it's much more difficult to motivate yourself to do anything, whether it's exercising or an important tasks or project. It's much more appealing to just hunker down under the duvet in front of the TV, or with tablet in hand, and while away the hours. But aside from he obvious waste of time and energy, do you really want to miss some of the great things the winter season can offer you? Here's three quick tips on how to stay motivated and productive during the winter months...
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Whether your 2019 is about ‘doing’ or ‘being’, identify your potential goals, get really clear on the measures and outcomes and then work diligently towards those one or two Wildly Important Goals with all the passion and energy you have and the rest will take care of itself.