How to be less busy and more successful

How to be less busy and more successful

I thought this was a good way to start the year as we turn our eyes back to work after the new year break.

The last couple of years have been pretty crazy. If nothing else we have all needed to step in to cover colleagues while they take their turn with covid. Add to that the substantial adjustments required of us all to optimise new ways of working and it's been ‘busy'.

So, how to get above all the extra ‘busyness'?

Richard Medcalf is a personal friend, a leadership coach to some of the top CEOs on the planet and someone who has helped me deliver more while being less busy.

He's running a webinar called “Making Time For Strategy: How to Be Less Busy and More Successful,” based on his new book, 
Making Time For Strategy, on Wednesday, February 8.

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You can register for the webinar here to be there live or catch the recording.

In this 60-minute session, you'll:

  • Clarify what your most strategic activities really are.
  • Understand why your previous attempts at freeing yourself up haven't worked, and what to do instead.
  • Identify which of the four main strategies will work best for you right now.
  • Leave with practical ideas to implement straight away.


This will be an insightful hour for anyone wanting to be a more strategic leader. 
Register here.


I hope that helps. More next week.

Kind regards,
Davina


PS  Even if you can’t attend, do register, as you'll be able to access the recording. Sydneysiders … this will be 3am for you, so most likely you'll want the recording.

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PRESENTED BY DAVINA STANLEY

Davina has helped smart people all over the world clarify and communicate complex ideas for 20+ years.

She began this work when she joined McKinsey & Company as a communication specialist in Hong Kong where she helped others use the Minto Pyramid Principle.

She continued helping others when living in New York, Tokyo and now back in Australia where she was approved by Barbara Minto herself to teach Pyramid.

Her clients include experts across many disciplines across Australia, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, the UK and the US. She currently coaches a number of C-suite executives as well as many mid-level folk and the occasional graduate.

Get her 4 Tips for Communicating Complex Ideas here.

Why length doesn’t matter

Why length doesn’t matter

Do you often wish other people's communication was shorter?

Or, perhaps you are asked to shorten yours?

This is a common request that I think is misguided.

Let me explain why.

Stakeholders don't ask you to make your communication shorter because it's hard to read. They ask because it is too hard to read.

So, when you use ‘TLDR' … which for those of you who aren't familiar with this term means ‘To Long, Didn't Read', try this one instead:

THDR – Too Hard, Didn't Read

To see an example and get some more ideas to help you with your communication, watch this recent workshop I ran.

>> Click here to watch

I hope that helps.

Davina

 

PRESENTED BY DAVINA STANLEY

Davina has helped smart people all over the world clarify and communicate complex ideas for 20+ years.

She began this work when she joined McKinsey & Company as a communication specialist in Hong Kong where she helped others use the Minto Pyramid Principle.

She continued helping others when living in New York, Tokyo and now back in Australia where she was approved by Barbara Minto herself to teach Pyramid.

Her clients include experts across many disciplines across Australia, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, the UK and the US. She currently coaches a number of C-suite executives as well as many mid-level folk and the occasional graduate.

Get her 4 Tips for Communicating Complex Ideas here.