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10 ways to focus your mind for a mental challenge.
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This is a vital skill for anyone who wants to influence others, to be in control of their time, or who wants to remove the stress from intellectually challenging situations. It is also a leadership skill. I hope this newsletter goes some way to showing how central Smart to Wise is to the seemingly diverse range of topics I speak and write about.
It is important to note that sometimes one or two of the details may be the big issues. Perceiving this is at the heart of wisdom.
It is the only policy. Never stretch the evidence further than it will go, make assertions you cannot justify, or speak when you don't know. Set out the limitations of your knowledge or evidence and you will stay in control of any criticisms.
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Two Seminars you may like
If you never have to solve problems,
And when you have options for a solution,
Do you sometimes feel ill-equipped to
These are two of the 17 seminars I am currently offering. Here is the full list:
“Very informative and interesting.
It has been a quiet three weeks since my last newsletter. I have been working on collateral material (articles, podcasts and videos) to support my next book...
You’re smart. You know stuff. You’ve made great strides in your career and your life. But you know there’s more: there are things you want to do and people you want to impress that you can’t yet reach. Because being smart is not enough.
Smart to Wise is about how to become wise. It does not set out to give you the answers, nor to dispense wisdom, but to show you the direction of your journey.
The Smart to Wise website, with the articles, podcasts and videos about aspects of wisdom is now live, at smarttowise.co.uk.
Coming soon: a humorous wisdom video, more articles and a first mini-eBook about "Emotional Wisdom".
Series 8 of BBC's Apprentice is well underway.
My series of articles on Creativity in the Apprentice ends today with a humorous look at how candidates can select the best creative option. Previously, I took a more serious look at creativity, and argued for the importance of creativity in a winning candidate and identified who may have what it takes.
So, if you are an Apprentice fan, bookmark my 2012 Apprentice page now or, better, go to my site and subscribe to the blog. That way, you will not miss any of my episode analyses. That's not just smart: it's wise!
Risk Happens! is available in paperback, iBook and Kindle formats. It is accessible to new project managers, yet has tools and resources that will give experienced hands new ideas too. It includes 60 invaluable tables and checklists, and 57 figures and diagrams. On the Risk Happens! website, you will find more downloads of risk management tools.
Last month, I put four sets of project risk management tips onto my Shift Happens! blog:
Learning at Work Day
Many businesses arrange events to mark Learning at Work Day - this year on 17 May, with the theme "learning for growth". Some organisations even have seminars and courses all week. I still have slots available. Contact me to discuss which seminar would suit you best, or see the list on my website.
June Seminar Programme
Practical Project Management
Download a table of all of the scheduled dates here. Book on 01227 252 100.
brilliant insight into how to take control, be positive, and manage my
time and teach my staff to do the same.”
useful, given it’s only an afternoon. There are a number of things I can
use immediately and a number of things I need to explore further.”
All of these seminars available in-house, at your choice of location.
Worthwhile attending even if you have read Mike’s book.
“Very informative and interesting.
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