#humpday A little sprinkle of positive psychology courtesy of @adamjk to help you through any midweek wobbles. Whatever is in your immediate future attempting to sabotage your day, remember that the upside of doing what you love will always have the edge. #bebold#bebrave#leanin#dowhatyoulove#goals 📷Photo credit shout out to @adamjk for this postcard taken from his paper postcard book.
Shout out to the @Foundr podcast for putting Vanessa Van Edwards (@vvanedwards) founder of The Science of People back on my radar. I was listening to the latest episode (Ep. 144) on my drive down to Devon earlier today. I really enjoyed reading Vanessa's earlier book 'Human Lie Detection and Body Language 101' and she's just about to launch her new book 'Captivate' which I'm sure will be equally brilliant and is going straight on my #bookstobuy list. In the podcast, Vanessa jokes that she's a recovering awkward person. She openly admits that while she's in her zone when it comes to talking on stage about body language, there are still situations like nightclubs where she would struggle to feel comfortable. Most of us have thrive and survive locations. By sharing her survive locations so does a great job of shutting down the myth that you have to be a bubbly extrovert to be charismatic or good with people. Her new book, 'Captivate' is the people textbook she wished she had when she was growing up. The book covers 14 behaviour hacks that will help you deal with social interactions and build relationships. She gives a sneak preview of one of the behaviour hacks she's uncovered in relation to networking events. To reach her conclusions, she tracked the behaviour of 'Superconnectors' vs individuals who rated themselves as awkward at networking events. It's really interesting but there are no spoiler alerts here! You'll have to listen to the podcast for Vanessa's blueprint for where you need to stand at your next event to connect like a Superconnector. The podcast is full of great nuggets of wisdom so you should definitely check it out. #foundr#podcast#bodylanguage#communication#auntmabelhr#networking 📷Photo credit shout out to @berealtime for the photo share.
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#dreamworkspace Bagsy working from this #workspace this week. I'm especially loving the rooftop garden with and the dedicated #hammock room. Thumbs up to the designer of this pad for putting such an emphasis on the connection to the outdoors. #liveworkspace#outdoors#design 📷 Photo credit shout out to @luxambition for the share.
#4dayweek How good does it feel to be back at Friday already? On Tuesday I found myself advocating the 4 day work week being the norm and not just a special treat off the back of a bank holiday weekend. No doubt everyone felt the squeeze on their time this week and you probably had to crank up the dial on the hard graft you put in to accomplish some of your to do's BUT, you made it work. Fancy another one? #futureofwork#productivity#worktrends#onelife#purpose#dowhatyoulove 📷Photo credit shout out to @thegoodquote
#inthezone Perfect demonstration for how to go all in and slay the 20 minute power nap. A post lunch dip is a normal part of your body’s circadian rhythm so you might as well #ownit There's a misconception that taking a break reduces your productivity but in truth it's exactly what you need to do to enhance the quality of your thinking. 20 minutes of shut eye could actually shave 2 hours or more off your day if you revisit the problem you're trying to solve re-energised. #worksmarter#productivity#recharge#commit#instadogs 📷 Photo credit shout out to @animal.home
#companyculture Love this! The team @themuse give us a sneak peak into their original daily ritual of judgement free push-up sessions. Such a great way to bring the team together for a healthy activity that's fun and all-inclusive. #team#wellbeing#workdoesnthavetobeboring 📷 Photo credit to @themuse for sharing their office tradition.
#4dayworkweek Feeling recharged after the long weekend. Bank holiday weekends demonstrate the feasibility of the 4-day work week for me. They motivate us to be more productive with our time, shaving 20% of the time off our work week and getting the same amount done. Definitely proves the point of working smarter, not harder. Monday's really could be optional. #dothingsdifferently#productivity#onelife 📷 Photo credit shout out to @rmstrategy
How's this for raising the bar on your next team movie night? I'm not actually suggesting it's feasible to jet your team off to such a glamorous location for a movie night, it's the mindset and methodology I'm trying to promote. For your business ecosystem to run smoothly, you need to constantly demonstrate that you value your team as much as your customers. Put the effort into organising team events to ensure they don't look like an afterthought that's been thrown together at the last minute. A little bit more creativity to create the wow factor from an unexpected surprise can live on for a long time in the memory banks of your teams. #workdoesnthavetobeboring#gobeyond#meetups#dothingsdifferently#creativity 📷 Photo credit shout out to @boatsterscom for the share.
I wanted to put a brilliant @TED talk on your radar. With it being Easter weekend it seems appropriate to be talking about super chickens somehow. For the past 50 years we've run organisations by the super chicken model. In those organisations, individual "superchickens" or "superstars" succeed by suppressing the productivity of the rest. The brilliant Margaret Heffernan explains the folly of organisations set up to encourage this kind of behaviour and outlines the common criteria that the most successful teams share. One key to successful teams is social connectedness to each other. It takes time to establish those relationships so teams that work together longer become more effective. Money as a motivator erodes social connectedness. We need to redefine leadership to create conditions where everyone can do their most creative thinking together. Margaret breaks down why rivalry has to be replaced by social capital. Such a worthy watch. #teamwork#collaboration#tedtalk#superchickens Shout out to #tedradiohourpodcast for putting Margaret's talk on my radar. Link to the talk: http://bit.ly/2p8zcmj