How to resist multi-tasking and get more of the right things done

This is the practical follow-up to a blog post I published last week on the myth of multi-tasking: how to recognise when you are multi-tasking and what the potential negative consequences are for you if you multi-task regularly. While awareness is key to successfully resisting the temptation to multi-task, there are also a number of simple and practical … Continue reading How to resist multi-tasking and get more of the right things done

Take back personal power: how to resist being influenced

  I published a blog-post recently on how to use Cialdini’s ‘Six Principles of Influence and Persuasion’ to influence more effectively at work and now it is time to tackle that rather elusive area of resisting influence, so that I can get on with the job (or whatever I am doing that’s important to me) … Continue reading Take back personal power: how to resist being influenced

Return that favour: the role of reciprocation in influencing and persuasion

How often have you felt under pressure to return a favour?  Even the very idea of returning favours makes me feel uncomfortable, actually, I don’t even like the word ‘favour’ nor its many derivatives, such as favourite and  favouritism.  When I thought about it a little more deeply and quietly, I realised that behind the … Continue reading Return that favour: the role of reciprocation in influencing and persuasion

How can I drive my personal goal on to win the race at Easter and beyond?

The idea of Lent and its fasting and sacrifices is quite a common experience for most cultures. For me, it is about self-control and self-regulation. That's the ability to regulate my emotions and delay an impulse, drive or temptation to act. I have been working on this aspect of emotional intelligence for a long time … Continue reading How can I drive my personal goal on to win the race at Easter and beyond?