What difference could marginal gains make for you?

Working with people in groups and 1:1, I often get involved with goal setting – and I take my own medicine, setting goals for myself too. It’s been both my experience and observation that we can set the bar way too high, so high that the goal can seem impossible in the time we have… Read more

6 steps to silence your inner critic

We’ve all got an inner critic – that toxic little voice in our head that tells us we’re “useless”, “rubbish”, a “failure” or asks, “Who do you think YOU are to be clever / successful / happy?” or whatever. This inner saboteur comes as standard issue with all brains. (To be clear, I’m not talking… Read more

Book review: The Visual Communications Book by Mark Edwards

Here’s a very handy book for anyone who wants to have more productive meetings and deliver more persuasive presentations. The deluge of email (about which I wrote last week) is a major productivity drain. The other major time bandit is wading through the swamp of meetings. Mark Edwards makes a living helping people compellingly show… Read more

10 tips for writing emails that get read

“Didn’t you read my email?” If you find yourself asking this question, you probably already know the answer: no, they didn’t read your email. Or if they did, they didn’t get to the end of it, or couldn’t make sense of it. You’re not alone. Or maybe you’ve been asked the question by a colleague… Read more