Reporting Your Success

It is great to measure yourself. But the next step towards improvement is to report. I don’t think it matters who or where you report to. It could be a friend, colleague, partner, family member, staff member or the public. But it is important to report. It creates an accountability framework. It also ensures that […]

Reporting Your Success

It is great to measure yourself. But the next step towards improvement is to report. I don’t think it matters who or where you report to. It could be a friend, colleague, partner, family member, staff member or the public. But it is important to report. It creates an accountability framework. It also ensures that […]

How Are You Measuring Your Success?

One of the most important things we can do to help others positively assess our work and progress is to collect data and report on our success. But not all measures are equal. Furthermore, some measures can be collected without our knowledge or input. So, if you want to manage your reputation, the first thing […]

How Are You Measuring Your Success?

One of the most important things we can do to help others positively assess our work and progress is to collect data and report on our success. But not all measures are equal. Furthermore, some measures can be collected without our knowledge or input. So, if you want to manage your reputation, the first thing […]

Instagram for Researchers (July 2021)

Instagram is the perfect tool for people who produce good looking images. And, if you ask me, researchers (academics) produce heaps of images. Images in the form of figures for papers and presentations. And these images could also be used on Instagram. If that’s something you’d like to know more about. Or perhaps you want […]

A Checklist for Researchers Using Twitter

Six simple tips for making the most of Twitter: Check it. Follow interesting accounts. Like stuff. Share stuff. Create content. Help people. Transcript: Hi there rockstars, writers, and bakers! Here’s a quick 6-point checklist for your Twitter. Just to make sure you’re on point with your Twitter account. The first one is to make sure that you’re regularly checking […]

You Should Be Making Slow Gains

So much of research is measured by short term goals – grants, papers, and presentations – when longer term outcomes are the real target – cures, change, and improvements. So, instead of chasing short term goals, aim for slow (but regular) gains. Start reading 5 minutes a workday, then increase it by a minute a […]