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Meetings: Herding Cats and Taming Alligators…

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Please join us! What: #MTtalk Where: Twitter When: Friday, Apr 14 @ 1pm EST (5pm GMT/10:30pm IST) Topic: Meetings: Herding Cats and Taming Alligators Host: @Mind_Tools About This Week’s Chat I don’t know about you, but there are few things I detest as much as meetings that waste time. We ...

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Hey, President Trump! Take a Real Vacation…

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In a previous incarnation, the now President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, tweeted that he didn’t like to take a vacation. “What’s the point,” he mused. “If you’re not enjoying your work, you’re in the wrong job.” But you have to wonder just how much Trump is enjoying ...

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How My Small Mistake Led to Big Problems…

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Learning from our own mistakes is how we progress. We can only hope that the consequences of them are not too burdensome. Here’s an opportunity to learn without paying any price. Because, in this case, the mistake was all mine… Setting the Scene A generation ago, I eagerly accepted a new ...

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#MTtalk: Disrupting the Hierarchy…

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Hierarchy Versus Integrity Your point of view about whether disrupting the hierarchy is good or bad is probably determined by which side you’re on. People who disrupt hierarchy will be able to justify their decision to cause disruption. They’ll make a case for change, and maybe use their frustration with ...

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Your Top Tips For Getting Noticed at Work…

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Years ago, when newspapers were opening as well as folding, I was part of the editorial team that was setting up a new weekly newspaper. We were up against two long-established papers that were both essential reading on our patch, so we really had to work hard to get our ...

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Disrupting the Hierarchy – Join our #MTtalk!…

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#MTtalk: Please join us! What: #MTtalk Where: Twitter When: Friday, Mar 31 @ 1pm EST (5pm GMT / 10:30pm IST) Topic: Disrupting the Hierarchy Host: @Mind_Tools About this week’s chat Many years ago, when computers still had monochrome screens and could only run one program at a time, I worked in the ...

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My Boss Heard, But Was She Listening?…

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You are having a difficult conversation with your boss and are confident that he or she is listening closely – then comes the sting in the tail, “I hear what you’re saying, BUT…” It dawns on you that she hasn’t been listening at all. In fact, as things stand, the opposite ...

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Take the Sting Out of Reorganization…

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The whispers have started. Daniel, who plays squash with Lorraine, the director of marketing’s executive assistant, told Asha that the company’s about to undergo a reorganization. It could result in it being downsized and streamlined. Four divisions will become three. Or was it two? Anyway, there’ll be job losses across the ...

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Lively Debate Focuses on Learning Styles…

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You are not learning anything by reading this so I suggest that you stop right now. It’s OK, I’m just joking. But I’m not the only one raising doubts about an accepted approach to how we learn. A group of leading academics in Europe and the US marked the start of ...

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