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Wherever you are on your leadership journey, join us to learn more about how to effective leaders of ourselves and others. All you need is an inquisitive mind!

The Right Questions Podcast Simon Ash

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Wherever you are on your leadership journey, join us to learn more about how to effective leaders of ourselves and others. All you need is an inquisitive mind!

    How to Prioritise Tasks Effectively: Doing the Most Important Thing First

    How to Prioritise Tasks Effectively: Doing the Most Important Thing First

    There are many strategies for prioritising but, if you look carefully, you will see that they all boil down to the same thing. The simple truth at the heart of prioritising is: Do the most important task first. So let’s look at that in more detail. If you want to be truly productive then you need to prioritise effectively. It is a constant decision-making process, working out what to do next. This episode looks at a few different ways to ensure you are putting first t...

    • 4 min
    What is a Mission or Success Statement (and Why Do You Need One)?

    What is a Mission or Success Statement (and Why Do You Need One)?

    A mission statement expresses what we are striving for; it should be a clear and concise statement of what success looks like.Being busy is not enough; it counts for nothing if there is not some deeper purpose. We need to know exactly what we are trying to achieve.I learnt the true importance of a mission statement in the army. For any military task, there will be a set of orders, often long and detailed, which tries to plan for every foreseeable eventuality. A really good mission ...

    • 4 min
    What is a Vision Statement and Why are They Important?

    What is a Vision Statement and Why are They Important?

    A vision statement is a picture or dream of a better future. This is important as dreams can be powerful things if we choose to make them a reality.Henry Ford had an impassioned idea of a motorcar that would be affordable for the average family and he designed the Model T Ford. Edmund Hillary dreamed of climbing the highest mountain on earth and he and Tenzing Norgay were the first men to stand on top of Everest. Tim Berners-Lee dreamed of a way of freely sharing information and kn...

    • 4 min
    How to do a Personal SWOT Analysis (with examples)

    How to do a Personal SWOT Analysis (with examples)

    The SWOT analysis is one of the best-known situational and self-awareness tools. SWOT is an acronym that stands for: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats.The SWOT analysis was originally developed by researchers at Stanford University and designed for organisations but it can equally be used by individuals. The podcast looks at the 4 steps needed to complete a personal SWOT analysis.For more information, you can access the accompanying article using this link:https://the...

    • 5 min
    How to Define Your Personality with the Big 5 Traits (OCEAN) Test

    How to Define Your Personality with the Big 5 Traits (OCEAN) Test

    How would you describe your personality? What makes up your character?When it comes to the psychology of personality people often talk about either types or traits. The difference between traits and types reflects the distinction between analogue and digital. Personality type theory is more digital, saying that something either is or isn’t of a certain sort. For example, a test using the ‘type’ approach will say you are either extroverted or introverted. It does not illustrate to what de...

    • 5 min
    How to Improve Your Listening Skills with the Thinking Environment

    How to Improve Your Listening Skills with the Thinking Environment

    Nancy Kline, author of Time to Think, has spent years researching and developing better listening skills to help people think. The principles that she has identified come together to make what she calls the ‘Thinking Environment’.The Thinking Environment is made up of ten components. These are:AttentionEqualityEaseAppreciationEncouragementInformationFeelingsDiversityIncisive QuestionsPlaceThe podcast episode includes a fuller explanation of each aspect.If you would like to find out more, you ...

    • 6 min

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