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An edit of newly added resources and those proving consistently popular among our partners' teams.
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Book Club: New Methods for Women — With Sharmadean Reid MBE
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Raul Aparici on mitigating impostor syndrome
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Kate and Catherine on pausing, for conversational space
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Kate and Catherine on intentional listening
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Kate and Catherine on questioning well
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Worksheet: Time Blocking
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Kate and Catherine on the coaching opportunity
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Matteo's coaching reflections
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Kas's reflections on listening and questioning well
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Time Blocking, and bringing some colour into your calendar
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Worksheet: Owning Feedback
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Making the case for situational flexibility as leaders
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eCourse: Difficult Conversations
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Mentors, Sponsors and Champions. With Abi Adamson
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Effective Allyship. With Abi Adamson
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What's your Privilege Pledge? With Abi Adamson
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Diversify your feed. With Abi Adamson
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Privilege reflections. With Abi Adamson
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Mindful toothbrushing. With Dr. Sam Akbar
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Anchor dropping. With Dr. Sam Akbar
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5,4,3,2,1 — a mindfulness technique. With Dr. Sam Akbar
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Urge surfing. With Dr. Sam Akbar
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Everyday mindfulness. With Dr. Sam Akbar
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Making room for emotions (and the weather). With Dr. Sam Akbar
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Letting go of emotions. With Dr. Sam Akbar
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How do you notice your thoughts? With Dr. Sam Akbar
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A coaching conversation around strengths
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eCourse: Confidence Mastery
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Daniel Goleman's Six Leadership Styles, explained by Louise Hedges
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eCourse: Mastering Delegation
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eCourse: Time Management and Prioritisation
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eCourse: Get SET with your Goals
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Perspectives on privilege, with Abi Adamson
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Neurodivergent Perspectives. Lexi Keegan in conversation with Dr. Anne Cockayne
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Neurodiversity know-how: The Spiky Profile explained
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Neurodiversity explained, with Dr. Anne Cockayne
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Neuroinclusion at work: Thinking about adjustments
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Neurodiversity know-how. Autism with Dr. Anne Cockayne
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Neurodiversity know-how. ADHD with Dr. Anne Cockayne
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Neurodiversity know-how. Dyslexia with Dr. Anne Cockayne
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Micro-learning: Setting Better Boundaries
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eCourse: Practicing a Coaching Approach
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Finding fortitude, and follow on experiments
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eCourse: Conscious Inclusion
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Seven things to avoid when writing at work
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Share genuinely useful feedback with the BID model
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Solve problems before they happen with pre-mortems
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Five tactics for influencing those more senior
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Five powerful questions for adding impact and insight to your next interview.
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Try out the CAR technique, and upgrade your understanding when interviewing someone.
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Smart ways to frame questions in your next mentoring session
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Try the 5 Whys to invigorate your problem solving and add depth to your decisions.
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Course Pack: Effective Allyship, with Abi Adamson
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Course Pack: Voice Gym. Building your vocal confidence
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A three minute mindset exercise, to support a coaching approach
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Try this deep listening exercise for deeper connection and better conversations
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Experiment with the BRAIN model for confident decision making and problem solving
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Discover the impact a five minute favour can have on your relationships, and network building
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Homework for Life: A ten-second daily ritual for noticing, capturing and practicing stories
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Course Pack: Storytelling
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Practical storytelling principles from Bobette Buster's book — Do: Story
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Evolve your 'inner mentor' — a short reflective exercise to focus your development, and the ways you can better support others
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Experiment with a Springboard Story to communicate your change idea, and take people with you towards it.
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Course Pack: Natural Networking
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Tone Policing - What it is, why it's unhelpful and how to helpfully notice it.
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Find the Coaching in Criticism. Things to try when feedback doesn't quite land
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The 4Ds. A practical framework for acknowledging microaggressions
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Mindful breathing — the foundation of focus and flow
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Channel that fly on the wall. Try some purposeful self talk to mitigate moments of doubt
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Add some friction to your most common distractions
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Build belief by recognising small wins — Try a 'Done List'
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Make your next meeting a Silent Meeting
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Immediately build your confidence, with a 'Can-If' statement
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Don't forget to diarise thinking time — experiment with a 'To Think' list
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Smarten your approach to setbacks, by trying out a Setback Story
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Get clear on control with a Clarity Clap
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Everything I Know about Life I Learned from PowerPoint — What we learned and where it led...
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How to be a meaningful mentor, insights from a purposeful podcast
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Design (and share) your If > Then statements, for a purposefully prompt towards action
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Practice the principles of persuasion from 'Godfather of Influence,' Robert Cialdini.
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Six steps for finding focus and flow, with Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi in mind
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Course Pack: Making Time
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Great questions to ask in coaching conversations, 1-1's and other curious contexts

Course Pack: Making Time

This pack of resources supports much of the content covered in our Making Time course. Included alongside a blend of curated resources are our session slides, for internal sharing and refreshing on key themes and ideas.
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Remembering: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (pronounced mee-hi chick-sent-me-high)

Hungarian psychologist Csikszentmihalyi led an extraordinary life. After a traumatic childhood under Soviet rule (and a chance encounter with Carl Jung) he devoted his life to the study of happiness, and became the founder and leader of ‘positive psychology.’ Sadly, he passed away in his California home in November 2021 after decades of residency as a U of C professor. Part of his legacy was the concept of flow, practically presented here.

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Do: Three tried and tested time tools

Want to make time but don’t know where to start? If you’re new to the topic, the Pomodoro Technique is a super-simple starting point: all you need is the timer on your phone. For a deeper dive, turn to Timeboxing - a great way to turbo-charge your productivity in short, energetic bursts. And for the seasoned veterans, find your focus and patch the cracks the hours slip through with Activity Logs.

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Watch: How to Manage Your Time More Effectively (According to Machines)

If there’s a key take-away from this animated short, it’s that even robots struggle to manage their time. Drawing parallels between the bumpy beginnings of NASA’s Pathfinder mission to our relationship with interruptions, emails and scheduling, author/researcher Brian Christian outlines a clever time saving framework. And don’t worry, it works just as well for man and machine.

Listen: Air Gap

The science is in. Listening to music while working is a great way to boost your productivity, just as long as there aren’t any lyrics. Luckily Ben Watt (one half of musical duo Everything But The Girl) has created this playlist of ambient, instrumental tracks to help you find flow when you need it most.

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Read: Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Every Day

Knapp and Zeratsky have done it again. If their 2016 NYT bestseller wasn’t enough, they’ve stepped out a clear, constructive four-part framework to make the most of your time (in and out of work) in ‘Make Time.’ If you’re searching for a titanic timekeeping toolkit, look no further - you’ll find over 80 unique strategies here. Check out their blog too; they regularly update app recommendations and release bonus packs for the book.

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Do: The Eisenhower Matrix

Feel like you never have a moment to yourself? That you're not making time for the long-term goals that matter to you? Do as the President did. The Eisenhower Matrix, created by US President Dwight D., allows you to bucket, visualise and prioritise where your time and energy go, with a focus on striking a balance between what's important for your job and what's important in your life.

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Listen: Before Breakfast Podcast

Laura Vanderkam has written five books on time management and productivity, all while keeping this daily podcast series running. Let that sink in. Each episode, literally meant to be consumed ‘Before Breakfast,’ is a bite sized ‘thought of the day,’ style time primer for a productive, purposeful morning, noon and night. Check out her TED talk below - yes, she’s got a TED talk too - for more tips and tricks.

Read: 4000 Weeks, by Oliver Burkeman

While Daniel Pink (recommended below) and Knapp and Zeratsky (recommended above) take a more day-to-day approach to time management, Burkeman's 4000 Weeks offers actions and advice for managing the time we're allowed in a lifetime. You'll find comprehensive and evidence-backed arguments for unburdening yourself of FOMO, and in-depth instructions on how to use the time you have to be both effective and happy.

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Do: Boost Confidence with a 'Done List.'

Feel like you got nothing done today? Looking back and making a list of the things you achieved and the progress you made is a fantastic way to remind yourself that you've been using your time effectively. 'Done Lists', taken from the pages of the wonderful You Coach You, are super-simple and super-quick end of the day exercises for boosting your confidence and refreshing your sense of achievement.

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Read: When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, by Daniel Pink

What's the most effective time to have a break? Is there a time in the day that someone is more likely to respond to an important email? When should I propose? These may seem like complicated and unanswerable questions, but Daniel Pink offers concrete and evidence-backed answers in his latest read.

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Do: Add Friction to Distraction

Another great time-saving tool taken from You Coach You (more on them just above). Adding friction means identifying the things you're most easily distracted by - phones, news, coffee - and putting blockers in place to make it harder for those things to drain your attention and time. Take a look today.

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