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Friday Focus – 2nd April

This week, here are five podcasts from the brilliant leader and researcher Brene Brown.

Here are the five best Brene Brown podcast – Dare to lead. Grab your phone, put in your headphones and take a walk and enjoy these powerful podcasts.

Brene with former President Barack Obama

Armoured Leadership & The Power Of The Right Questions

Adam Grant & Brene Talk The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know

Dr. Sarah Lewis & The Uncontrolling Power of “Failure”

The Heart of Hard Conversations

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Anonymous Career Advice Friday Focus

Friday Focus – 26th March

This week’s five for Friday, aka Friday focus, we showcase our five anonymous career advice articles, we have written helping those who people who completed our anonymous career help form.

Anonymous Career Advice Must Reads

  1. Disconnected from my team, what do I do?
  2. How to prevent burnout and working when my team are sick?
  3. I’m failing to get my message across, how do I improve?
  4. I feel like my career is going backwards, what can I do?
  5. My colleague keeps stealing my ideas, what should I do?

Need some of your anonymous advice?

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Friday Focus

Friday Focus

In a new series, Friday Focus creates five things to consider for the week ahead:

  1. Culture: Write the unwritten rules down and sharing across your business. This helps to create clarity and dispel any misunderstanding within the organisation.
    Communication is essential to building the best company culture.
  2. Leadership: If you run a department or team, share a few wins of the week for your team and one personal highlight and share one challenge you are facing or the company is and ask for help. This will help to bring the department closer together and will help you and your team to understand where they can help you and collaborate.
  3. Culture: Build a quick team to start an audit (read this AMA Q&A for more info) of performance away from typical reporting, ask the team to dig into the numbers, the market trends and undercover themes that are happening that you are likely missing. Ask for the team to report back with a presentation and share the exec summary across the business.
    Audits should key to company strategy.
  4. Culture: Find one piece of content you can create a club around, this can be a book, a video or a podcast. I recommend you have something that is a series and can be shared and discussed over a thirty minute period.
    Here are the podcasts I do not miss and might help with a recommendation.
  5. Mentoring: Ask three volunteers to step forward and offer to mentor or coach one person each. I recommend you ask for one of the mentees to be someone senior and ask for reverse mentorship, this will improve information flow and improve communication between teams that rarely have the chance to connect.

If you would like to let me know how you get on with these Five for Friday Focus, happily let me know below.