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I remember working with an ambitious senior woman a few years ago. She was hugely frustrated. She’d recently applied for the top job in her company. And someone else far less qualified got promoted over her head. She was at … Continue reading
When early career researchers present at conferences they’re in a very different environment to the one they’re used to. When they present internally to colleagues, they’re merely reporting on history – “We did this, we did that, we discovered this-and-that … Continue reading
I remember reading a piece of research in the 1980s. It was a study into CEOs of the top FTSE 100 companies and what they had in common. What were their secrets? What made them successful? What was the magic … Continue reading
As a friend once said, “Love is a gift. Trust has to be earned.“ So how do you know when someone trusts you? In academia, in business and in life, your reputation is built on trust. A high level of readiness … Continue reading
As a leader, your role is to get people to follow you. You will win your first agreement because you are trusted – you will have convinced people to believe you, believe what you say is true, to believe in … Continue reading
In the days when I practised as a psychotherapist, it fascinated me that colleagues, otherwise intelligent, sensitive and well educated people seemed convinced that merely announcing their presence would ensure a steady stream of clients. What amused me was the … Continue reading
I’ve spend a glorious though not so sunny weekend in Somerset – Glastonbury to be exact. I was on a residential at the very beautiful, warm, serene Earthspirit Centre. One of our number had recently had a bereavement and was due … Continue reading
Reblogged from iSpeakEASY blog: PowerPoint can be a tremendous visual aid or it can be a tremendous sleep aid. Many audiences blame PowerPoint for being boring but that is like blaming a car for driving too fast ad swerving.PowerPoint is … Continue reading
At this time of year, members of the academic community are preparing speeches for the variety of conferences this summer. So what does the keen doctoral student want in attending a conference? What’s the point? Maybe: Acknowledgement and approval Funds … Continue reading
In the coming months the 3rd year doctoral students I’m working with at Oxford University’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering at the Centre for Doctoral Training will be giving presentations – either 3 minute posters or 10 minute outlines of their research … Continue reading