Tag Archives: Getting what you want

  • Planning for non-planners

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    Tis the season for the planning. Here’s a podcast with my friend Ken Burgin that I did on Friday! For more of my take on planning (and some of the research of which I speak), try the link to my “get what you want” blog posts below. and this link on my Consultants’ Consultant blog.  

  • Influencing people you don’t pay

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    If you’re not their boss but you still want them to play along with you, here are some ideas on getting people to collaborate when you don’t control their salary. Twin it with this interesting take on how acting like a magician (i.e. preparing a LOT and aiming to WOW!) can make you more politically […]

  • Saying No is a power…

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    “I think power is having the freedom to say no to something you don’t want to do. Feeling like you can say without any negative repercussions is an important kind of power” Tiny Fey *Hear Tiny Fey in full here (skip to 20:21). Find out about my Make a No Sound like a Yes Program. Click here.

  • Dressing for Success still works

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    Notching up your dress standards does make a difference: New studies suggest that when workers wear nicer clothes, they achieve more. Why Dressing for Success Leads to Success. Here are some pix (from the US/UK, so it’s a little more formal than Australians tend to be) that give you a sense of what each standard means.

  • Making offsites work

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    Offsites are such an effective way to plan, strategise or solve operational problems. They can bring teams together. Resolve cross-functional communication problems. Agree new ways of doing things. Build culture. Of course I can run one for you. My Offsites 101 pages give you the flavour of what I do and how I approach offsites. […]

  • Getting happier

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    If 40% of your day is driven by habits, then new habits help you get what you want. Here are two great pieces of advice on getting the good life. My favourite one is “Don’t make life plans. Cultivate opportunities”. Find out which one is yours.

  • 4QL yourself

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    If you’ve planned something and not followed through on it at any stage in your life, this may help. This article summarises the 4 quadrants of 4 quadrant leadership*, and then suggests applying each of the 4 styles of management to yourself when you’re managing yourself towards your own goals. Food for thought! Four quadrant […]

  • Get more time

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    Get control of your free time – it’s worth the 15 minutes. The exercises she suggests will be useful: pre-view a performance review for next year – what did you achieve? family holiday letter looking back on next year – what did you and the family get done? Then each week make a list for […]

  • How To Be Successful

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    I love the stuff that Eric Barker pulls together because it’s always backed by research, and it’s beautifully cross-referenced. You can enter his site, barking the wrong tree and follow links till the cows come home! How To Be Successful: 6 New Shortcuts Backed By Research is a great read that reminds you of things you […]