Bonjour, in this video, I want to share one simple thing that I do every evening, a simple routine which makes a big difference.
Today I am with my family in Coffs Harbor. Coffs Harbour, for the people outside Australia, is about five hours north of Sydney. We are in the middle of winter, but the weather is still very pleasant averaging around 23 degrees Celsius. I am sitting along the coast looking out to sea. We have just been fortunate enough to view a large a pod of dolphins jumping and…
Bonjour. In this video, I want to share a simple mindset which has helped me to be more productive.
In all the years working with many leaders, I have met quite a few ‘perfectionists. I have come to the conclusion that there is a real fine line between being a perfectionist and being a procrastinator.
By the way I can talk from experience about this because I’m a bit of a perfectionist myself.
A perfectionist will say: “I need to do this but I don’t have enough time to do it well…
Bonjour, in this video, I want to share a simple technique to quickly relax.
When I work with a team, we cover many areas to help them with their ways of working. One of the key areas is time management. All too often people forget another very important topic in addition to managing their time. They often forget how to manage their energy.
Many people are working hard all day from the minute they start in the morning to the minute they stop in the evening: trying to cope with their emails…
Bonjour. In this video, I want to share one simple prioritization tip.
I often hear my clients talking about the number of things they are supposed to manage every day. Many of them mention how they are struggling to juggle so many balls: answering emails, helping clients, responding to their manager, helping some of their team members, not to mention all the personal things they also must do.
They are constantly juggling and admit that they are often dropping a few balls.
I like this analogy but would like to change it…
Bonjour. In this video, I want to share the equipment I use to improve the experience for my clients and I, regarding video meetings.
Since the start of COVID most of us are now spending hours per day on video calls. All my meetings are done via Zoom, Webex or Teams. This is also relevant for all the speeches and training I am delivering during this current climate. Consequently, many people have decided to upgrade their equipment.
Over the last few months, I have been asked many times by my clients about…
Bonjour. In this video, I want to share a simple daily routine which can have a big impact on your performance.
I had the pleasure of working with many leaders in large companies. They all agree on the importance of having a strategy with clear, defined goals. They know it is important to communicate this strategy with their team members, to discuss what the team needs to focus on and agree on reaching specific goals.
There is nothing wrong with this. Performance starts with clarity.
However, I strongly suggest you don’t stop…
Bonjour. In this video, I want to challenge you to say “no” much more.
When I work with leaders and their teams, I take them on a four-month journey. We cover many areas. But, there’s an exercise that is really interesting which consists of analyzing how they want to spend their time. I always start with people’s personal time: their health, family, sleep, lunch.
Yes lunch. You would be surprised how many people quickly throw a sandwich down their throat whilst doing their emails. Shocking especially for a French man like me!
In this video, I want to show you a planning process which is both very simple yet really powerful.
Most of the leaders we work with, agree that planning is a very important strategy. I like the saying ‘if you are failing to plan you are planning to fail’. However, agreeing and doing are not the same thing. We all know, hell is paved with good intentions.
During the Work Smarter: Live Better journey we take our clients through a process called ‘Think Quarterly, Plan Weekly, Act Daily.’ …
Bonjour. In this video, I want to share an important daily routine.
I’m at home and it’s early in the morning. I have a morning routine which involves “reading to learn” and I am currently reading a book called ‘Never Eat Alone’ by Keith Ferrazzi that was recommended to me.
Many people make a big distinction between their learning years and their working years. When you are young you go to school and possibly go on to University. These are your learning years. Then it’s time to get a job and start…
Bonjour, in this video I want to share one simple tip on how to start your day full of energy.
Today I am with a group of friends in this amazing place in the Hunter Valley. The Hunter Valley is a famous wine producing region of NSW and is about two hours north of Sydney. I am fortunate enough to be here in this beautiful place with my close friends and their children. This morning I’ve been having a great discussion with my wonderful friend, Megan McGrath who is leader of a…
Cyril is the author of ‘Work Smarter: Live Better’, in the top 10 business books in Australia