Getting more from your staff and students

Description Whether it is COVID, the great resignation or business as usual, supervisors always want more from their staff and students. And staff and students always feel like their bosses are asking for too much. How can you strike a balance? In this workshop we’ll look at factors that drive performance and those that decrease […]

Productivity Q & A

Description This workshop will be all about you. Got a question – I’ll try to answer it. And, the focus will be productivity. Anything. Any area. Data collection. Data collation. Reporting. Publishing. Writing. emailing. Meetings. Project management. Social media. Thesis. MS Word. So, if you want to know “how do I get better/faster/efficient” then come […]

Managing email

Description I once met an academic who said “if someone doesn’t send me two emails about something, I know it is not important”. Luckily, when I wanted or needed something I was able to ask (rather than email). But, I imagine dealing with this approach as a sender, would be infuriating. And, dealing with this […]

Being more productive

Description Every academic is looking to be just that bit more productive. Whether it is in writing grants, or marking papers, or writing articles or just collecting more data. But the question is how? For most people, the answer tends to be longer work hours. Either coming in early. Staying on later. Or working on […]

Improving your productivity

Rather than working more hours, one of the best things you can do to ensure your PhD finishes on time is to improve your productivity. But, knowing how or where or when can be hard. In this FREE Tuesday Talk, I’ll run through some of the things I do to stay productive. I’ll also cover […]

Manage Your Energy Not Your Time

Just like managing the time you use your phone is useless once the battery is dead, so too is managing your time once your batter is dead. So, if you’re trying to improve your productivity, and time management isn’t working, try energy management. How? Observe what drains or sustains you. Alternate those tasks. Re-observe. Transcript: […]

Manage Your Energy Not Your Time

Just like managing the time you use your phone is useless once the battery is dead, so too is managing your time once your batter is dead. So, if you’re trying to improve your productivity, and time management isn’t working, try energy management. How? Observe what drains or sustains you. Alternate those tasks. Re-observe.

How I Run My Social Media (and How You Can Do the Same)

Eight things I did to get better at social media: Attend workshops and training on being better at social media. Build a follower persona. Develop a strategy. Use scheduling tools. Create a “social media post ideas” folder. Let go of perfection. Watch and learn from others. Watch and learn from my own social media performance.

How I Run My Social Media (and How You Can Do the Same)

Eight things I did to get better at social media: Attend workshops and training on being better at social media. Build a follower persona. Develop a strategy. Use scheduling tools. Create a “social media post ideas” folder. Let go of perfection. Watch and learn from others. Watch and learn from my own social media performance. […]

Eight Ideas on Improving Your Productivity

Eight tips to increase your productivity: Important stuff first. Boot up routine. Shut down routine. Three items to-do list. Strive for productive not efficient. Set work schedule. State your intent. Do the difficult stuff first. Transcript: Today bakers, writers, and rock stars, this week’s vlog is all about improving your productivity. So, here are 8 […]