Simple, but not easy

Reading Time: 2 minutes Some simple skills I think are underrated in today’s world of work: Planning effective meetings Facilitating effective meetings Capturing actions cleanly, and following up Structuring communication clearly and effectively These things don’t get talked about much, but when you work with someone who does them well it can be literally a life-changer, and so refreshing. … More Simple, but not easy

Top 2017 Reads: Blogs, Articles, Books & Podcasts that changed my perspective in 2017

Reading Time: 5 minutes Why a Focus on Personality Matters Fascinating insights from Deloitte and Harvard Business Review helped me understand the role of personality in workplace interactions, and allowed me to re-interpret my relationships with colleagues and peers more productively   volatilityviewpoint.w… Ray Dalio’s Principles Embrace reality and deal with it. Fail well. Understand that tension is key … More Top 2017 Reads: Blogs, Articles, Books & Podcasts that changed my perspective in 2017

Getting Sh*t done in a distracted world 

Reading Time: 5 minutes Could it be that human attention is the most scarce resource of our time? We are surrounded by distraction, inside and outside of work. But for today’s knowledge workers that can be particularly damaging to productivity. In this short blog I review some of the most interesting thoughts I’ve read recently on how to beat … More Getting Sh*t done in a distracted world 

Four Things I Learnt at Work in 2016

Reading Time: 3 minutes Hack your own productivity, figure out what works for you  As “knowledge workers” we all carry out a wide variety of different cognitive tasks each day: some are repetitive, some are simple but require a high degree of accuracy, some are creative while others involve problem solving or co-ordination of others. Some involve significant willpower … More Four Things I Learnt at Work in 2016