Mark Boulton

Weeknotes 4

Some would say that was a boring week. A week of head-down work in many respects: the day job, cycling training, and, with Emma being away most of the week, I've been juggling the usual child-related shenanigans. On Sunday, I travel to Heidelberg for a week of meetings. My diary resembles a rather depressing game of Tetris at the moment with really no way of winning. Cramming commitments like cats in a sack.

Here are a few things that caught my eye this week and based around a bit of a theme:

Six Simple Ways to Improve Your Wellbeing. I try to remain reasonably open-minded about self-improvement writing. Some of it has helped me enormously in the past in reframing the world around me. This is a rather nice, practice list of ways to just feel a tiny bit better every day. The one about 'Not taking things personally' is really a skill a need to develop.

How to Deliver Constructive Feedback in Difficult Situations. Let's be honest. If you work in this industry in any kind of leadership capacity, almost every discussion you have is difficult. Not necessarily bad; good conversations can also be challenging. I found this post interesting in that it presented sa polarised few of behaviours that are complex: Emotions vs Thoughts, Needs vs Strategies, Requests vs Demands

Confidence: 2 Reasons Most People Don’t Have It. Quiet confidence, arrogance, cultural confidence, are all different ways in which confidence can manifest itself. A lack of confidence can also appear in different guises. A good read.

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