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Fast Track Impact

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Apr 4, 2019

In this second part, Mark discusses a range of practical methods for managing power in meetings and workshops, including methods for opening up the discussion and exploring, methods for analysing and methods for closing down discussion and making decisions

Mar 27, 2019

How to make meetings and workshops with stakeholder and colleagues safe, fun and productive. This week, Mark explains how you can identify and manage power discrepancies in a group to successful manage difficult individuals and situations using subtle cues and three simple techniques. 

Mar 20, 2019

This week, Mark interviews Saskia Walcott, an independent impact expert who has helped researchers generate and evaluate their impact for over 15 years. In this interview, she talks about her research on perceptions of impact and the power of attitudes to shape how we respond to the impact agenda.

Read her blogs linked to this episode:

https://www.walcottcomms.co.uk/blog-1/3-nuggets-of-advice

https://www.walcottcomms.co.uk/blog-1/research-impact-individual-interpretation-and-translation

Mar 11, 2019

This week, Mark gives us an insight into two days of his working week, to illustrate how he puts the lessons from his book, The Productive Researcher, into practice. He illustrates practically how he prioritises based on his values and builds mental health resilience into his working week.

Feb 28, 2019

This week Mark shares three ways to overcome imposter syndrome, based on his own experience battling feelings of inadequacy as a researcher. The first solution is to re-calibrate how you judge yourself to reframe your worth based on your values. The second solution is to re-balance your internal, invisible power with the external, visible power that is given to you by the world. The third solution draws on the previous two to create equally credible, evidence-based alternative narratives to your imposter syndrome narrative.

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