It’s an evening in an average week, and you face the familiar question from a well-meaning person: ‘How was your day?’ You instantly weigh up a few things. Were you on good form? Did you enjoy the work itself? Did you have support? If there was tension, did you manage to resolve it? If anything disappointed you, did you handle it well? Did you feel more energetic than overwhelmed? Did you make progress on things that matter to you? If the answer is ‘no’ to any of those questions, you’ll probably deem the day less than good, and you’ll quite possibly put it down to luck. Which it sometimes is. But what if we had more control of our luck than we realise, in a scientifically verifiable sense? Findings from neuroscience, behavioural economics and psychology do, in fact, give us a lot of evidence about ways that we can tilt our luck.
Caroline Webb (CEO of SevenShift; Senior Adviser to McKinsey) is a renowned leadership coach who has spent years translating findings from cognitive science into actionable strategies for many hundreds of clients seeking to improve the quality of their working lives. In this taster workshop, she will walk you through some exercises that begin to put these strategies into practice. Parts of the session will involve pair/small group discussions to allow real conversations about issues in your working life. The workshop builds on her earlier talk, but will not assume any prior knowledge of the underlying cognitive science.
Part of Nokia’s Smarter Everyday programme. Smarter Everyday aims to inspire with fresh approaches to productivity, collaboration and technology adoption, and the latest ideas from business leaders and innovators on creativity, leadership and management.
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