Living in pyjamas, watching daytime TV, wasting time on Facebook, taking two-hour lunch breaks to go to the gym…these are some of the images people often associate with home working. In my experience however, these couldn’t be further from the truth.
Monthly Archives: September 2016
How could you become more creative, healthier, resilient, think faster, and feel better about yourself? How could your team become more creative, trusting, and better learners? How could your organisation move faster and more effectively within its teams and across its silos? How can even the budget-constrained achieve these kind of (research-based) outcomes?
Do you frequently have that realisation that it’s 10am already, but you haven’t really accomplished anything yet? You might have made a coffee, browsed through a couple of articles, jotted down a quick ‘to do’ list, had a chat with a colleague and responded to a few low priority emails…but really, in that first hour or so, you know you haven’t begun to tackle anything substantive.
It really doesn’t matter where, what or to whom you’re presenting; there’s no getting away from the fact that presentations are a pretty big deal. As I’ve written before, presentations are a unique opportunity to share your ideas, vision and knowledge to an audience who, at least to start off with, are hungry to hear what you have to say.
When I began working from home 10 years ago, the lack of office distractions and my newfound freedom to focus on a piece of work for an extended length of time, was a revelation. It was a novelty that has never worn off, and I look back on my years of office-filled banter, sitting within a busy newsroom among journalists who were continually talking on the phone, and I wonder how I was ever able to get anything done!
Granted, there are a lot of things to think about when preparing a webinar (you can download a planning checklist here), but there are a few features of GoToWebinar that you should be utilising in every event to help you and your attendees get the most out of them.
There are an infinite number of books and articles written about how to lead. There are few written about where to lead. Where does the work of leadership get done? Given that the average manager spends almost 50% of each week in meetings, how they show up in those meetings will either demonstrate their leadership skills or showcase their leadership deficiencies. If this is true, meetings matter. Meetings matter a lot.