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Manage your team in these challenging times

This week in the virtual ted Learning office, reading lots of content online about how to manage your team in these challenging times, we’ve been thinking about the essential and desirable qualities of an effective manager, and how we recognise these, even when we may not be that adept at ...
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Working from Home

For many of us still working, the kitchen tables is our new office, the sofa our new break-out area. It’s a strange time and we’re learning to navigate the joys of sharing overloaded wi-fi with socially-starved teenagers, furloughed partners participating in endless Zoom quizzes and sugar-laden tweens begrudgingly star-jumping with ...
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Giving Feedback – Brave Conversations

A few years ago I was working on a joint project with a colleague in a similar role to me within our wider team – we’d allocated out the work we would each complete, and as we were based in different parts of the country we liaised mainly over email. Partway ...
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National Tea Day & The Art of Fika

Last week in the The Blessing Revealed? I wrote about the recent YouGov Poll which found that only 9% of people want life to return to ‘normal’ once we come out of the lockdown. Some of the benefits emerging suggest that over the last 29 days we are placing greater value ...
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Presentation Skills

I travel around various organisations supporting people who want to get better at presenting. Some are presenting for the first time; others are experienced presenters but want to be more engaging or have more impact when they communicate to others. This blog is designed to help anyone who is going to ...
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The Blessing Revealed?

Last week I wrote about a ‘thought for the day’ which had struck a chord with me, only a few days before the lockdown when all our lives were to suddenly change: There's a Blessing in the Storm. I talked about creating my two lists which help me to identify those ...
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The Challenge: Managing Yourself

If you’ve read our article Doing the Best by Yourself you’ll know that self-management doesn’t mean pushing yourself to do more than you can. Just as you would try to create the optimum conditions for your team to succeed, it’s worth thinking about the things you can do to help ...
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There’s A Blessing in the Storm

In the far-away days when we were able to travel, I used to stay, every now and then, in hotels in London. In the far-away days when we were able to travel, I used to stay, every now and then, in hotels in London. In one particular hotel, a giant scrabble board ...
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Questions you can and can’t ask in an interview

A survey in the  Daily Mail  in 2018 of over 1,100 decision-makers found that three out of five agreed a woman should have to disclose whether she was pregnant during the recruitment process and almost half thought it was alright to find out if women had young children. Asking any of ...