The Tuesday Tip

from the BCW Sports Practice

Enhance meeting productivity by finding the technology win-win

Meetings, in one form or another, now form an indispensable part of any working environment. On average, executives are reported to spend nearly 23 hours a week in meetings, up from less than 10 in the 1960s. Maximising – and indeed reducing – meeting time should therefore be seen as a fundamental aspect for any…

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To be more convincing, be less formal

As professionals in sport, most of the written communication we do is meant to influence. Whether it is to explain the rationale behind a rule change, a new development strategy for the federation, or the motivations behind new event format, we write with the objective of bringing people closer to our point of view. But…

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Boost team motivation by celebrating

At the start of any project, teams are usually highly animated by novelty and by the motivation to exceed expectations. However, as most of these projects are stretched over several weeks, months or even years, this initial motivation naturally tends to diminish. Teams can experience a slump in motivation and can lose sight of their…

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Too much work, too little time? Clarify expectations!

Next week is going to be a busy week with high piles of work. You’ve got your to do list set up, you’ve planned, you’ve prioritized, you’ve delegated, and you are focused, but you are still struggling to find out how to get that much work done in only little time. Even though your master…

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A career set-back is an opportunity to reflect on your strengths

We will all face disappointments sometimes during our professional careers; maybe someone else got the promotion you were expecting, or you didn’t get the new job that you applied for. You are obviously very disappointed, and you need to acknowledge the pain we all feel about being rejected. However, these set-backs don’t have to derail…

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Lead through values, not regulations

In every organisation, there are many rules and regulations put in place. However, the difficulty that many organisations face is the ability to enforce these rules. Rather than focusing on punishments, how can you as a leader motivate your team or your members to make good decisions and behave responsibly? Values is a good starting…

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To relieve some “back to work” stress, learn something new

As you return from your summer break, you will probably handle the “return to work” stress by buckling down and powering through. Which will probably not help relieve your anxiety as you won’t feel that you are getting something valuable out of the process. Instead, try to approach the stressful situation as a learning opportunity.…

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