Episode 318 – The Power of Regret with Daniel H. Pink

Episode 318 - The Power of Regret with Daniel H. Pink

‘Writing is a form of figuring it out. And in fact for me, sometimes it’s essential. It’s like, what do you think about this? I don’t know, I haven’t written about it yet.’ Dan Pink has written quite a few books, and they’ve done pretty well. So how does he…

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Episode 308 – The Future of Time with Helen Beedham

Episode 308 - The Future of Time with Helen Beedham

‘I delighted in writing it. That doesn’t mean I found it easy.’ Time management has been seen as an issue for individuals for too long: Helen Beedham argues that the real issue is systemic. The way that organisations manage and value time, she says, is broken. And it’s not just…

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Episode 302 – Writing it all down with Cathy Rentzenbrink

Episode 302 - Writing it all down with Cathy Rentzenbrink

‘It starts off as me working out what I think, and then it becomes something I’m going to share with other people… The point at which I allow myself to start imagining a reader is really important.’ Writing isn’t just a tool for communication, and your book isn’t just a…

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Episode 297 – The 12-week Year for Writers with Trevor Thrall

Episode 297 - The 12-week Year for Writers with Trevor Thrall

‘No one wants to be preached at or talked down to, or made to believe it’s fancier than it is. This is not rocket science. This is just good, plain common sense. You need a framework. There are lots of them out there. This is the one that works for…

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Episode 281 – Mental fitness with Jodie Rogers

Episode 281 - Mental fitness with Jodie Rogers

‘There’s something about the writing process, the words on the page, just holding you accountable in some way to your thinking.’ Jodie Rogers has identified the real competitive advantage for today’s organisations: the mental fitness of the people working there. But as she points out, it takes more than an…

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Episode 265 – Struggling with Grace Marshall

Episode 265 - Struggling with Grace Marshall

‘Productivity isn’t just about efficiency.’ As a Productivity Ninja, Grace Marshall was used to helping people who were struggling – with overloaded inboxes, poor time management, any number of everyday productivity pits. But she noticed that in many cases there was a different kind of struggle going on, one that…

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Episode 238 – Attention! with Rob Hatch

“We are bombarded every single day by buzzes and dings and notifications… I wanted to help people find some simple ways to reclaim the power of their decisions instead of reacting all the time, to take a breath or to set up some simple rules and systems that they could…

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Episode 232 – Lessons from the Virtual Writing Retreat

Episode 232 - Lessons from the Virtual Writing Retreat

Q: What do you get when you throw together a bunch of people all working on different business writing projects into a 2-week virtual retreat?  A: Lots, it turns out.  If you’re listening to this podcast you already know how valuable writing is for your business, but that doesn’t mean…

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Episode 228 – Busy@Home with Tony Crabbe

Episode 228 - Busy@Home with Tony Crabbe

In a crisis, we often discover that we can do things we’d never imaged we could. In this pandemic, companies that have told staff for years that they can’t make working at home work have discovered that in fact, they can. Tony Crabbe discovered that he could write a book…

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Episode 222 – Future-Proofed with Tom Cheesewright

Tom Cheesewright spends his life gazing into the future to help businesses identify and respond to trends and technology, but his advice for writers is rooted in the here and now. A fascinating conversation taking in principles for business survival in a fast-changing world along with super-practical tips for writing…

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