6 Top Tips for Team Work

I’ve been buzzing for over 24 hours as ActionPodcast hit a major milestone on Monday – surpassing 50,000 downloads since we launched! The 21 months of being live, and nearly 3 months of practice and prep before that, have been such an amazing experience so far – and I can sum it up in two words: TEAM WORK!

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True team work!

It is such a joy to be part of the AP team, and I think this has been a vital factor in our success because we all truly love what we’re creating together. But it has very much been a roller-coaster ride, rather than smooth sailing – so I’m inspired to share some top tips for team work at this fortuitous time.Continue reading

Difficult Conversations

You all know the types of conversations, the ones we dread having. Sam and Paul talk about how to tackle these difficult conversations keeping it on track and handling the situation with heart.

If you just had time

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What would you have done differently?

I was visiting a team of administrators this week to give them a presentation on how to work more effectively with another department. Whilst I was fine tuning my presentation I over heard two people having a conversation that really wasn’t going anywhere. Lets call them A and B for simplicities sake.

A wanted B to do a piece of work. B was in the middle of doing something and states that he cannot do that right now. These two points of view were repeated a few times with out much more being added or taken away. The result was A walked away saying “fine whatever”.

Both A and B were clearly trying to convey a message that didn’t seem to be resonating with the other person. So it got me thinking what was going wrong and how could they have had a more productive exchange?
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Dealing with disagreements

Sometimes people just rub you up the wrong way. Other times through mis-communication people can get upset. Paul and Sam talk about examples of when this happens and the reasons behind them. More importantly they have some great tips and tricks to get you through these hard times.