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Snappy productivity and communication tips to help you win at work

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Are you credible? Credibility – do you have it?

How do we know we’re credible? What are the benefits and how do we make sure we’re perceived as credible, day-to-day?

Better value from feedback 4 ways to make feedback more useful

When we don’t get useful feedback, how can we avoid confidence-crushing comments and handle what we receive?

Beating smartphone addiction? Unplugged – putting the phone down

Glued to our smartphones, somewhat addicted – what are the benefits of unplugging and what do we need to do to get them?

Making sense or speculation? Speculation – futile, fun or dangerous?

When speculation gets out of hand there are many ways in which it isn’t helpful – so how we might try to improve matters?

Serving ourselves first? Putting yourself first – selfish or productive?

When we prioritise others’ tasks and priorities ahead of our own, is it more productive or deceptive?

What does 'on time' mean? Making more of being ‘On Time’

How about twisting being ‘on time’, making it more than manners and turning it into a tool with multiple benefits?

Put it off or just do it? The truth about procrastination

Do you know that feeling when you’ve not stopped – yet you’re still missing any sense of achievement? How can we wrestle distractions?

Not making allowances - making a  mistake? At times are you wrong to be right?

Do we make enough allowances or cause people such concern to lose focus and affect performance?

Handling hard conversations Tackling tough conversations

How many of us shy away from tough conversations? But what if we learned to handle them and suffer less from it hanging over us?

Finding benefits via the missing bits The Importance of Being Negative

Do you ever feel in need of a good whinge? Well, perhaps there’s a good argument for letting people let off steam up front!

Stooping wasteful meetings Away with wasteful meetings!

At least 25% of time spent in meetings is unproductive, so how can we look at it differently to plan for better outcomes?

Feedback would happen all the time if.. Like riding a bike.. Feedback as a life skill

How would you answer this? ‘Feedback would happen all the time if…..?’ This is how we answered it for the #FeedbackCarnival

Wildfire at work = Productivity through people; not rocket science, just common sense.

I would thoroughly recommend working with Wildfire. The facilitation is dynamic and puts into practice the development areas discussed prior to the sessions. The learning techniques are active, varied and punchy, ensuring a tempo which encourages optimal absorption of the material.

The use of colourful and sensory materials during the sessions also ensures learning is memorable as well as enjoyable. Altogether Wildfire provided a very comprehensive and thorough coverage of the areas of development but delivered in a memorable and lasting way, enjoyed by all!

Shima Gallagher, Strategic Finance Business Partner, AstraZeneca