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Improve communication first, then everything else unfolds! Whether you're a knowledge worker or someone who leads them, communicating effectively maximizes productivity, brings teams together and yields results. Learn skills, listen to relatable stories from experience and join the community of people who value this key area of life. I'm José Mota, communication coach and trainer with 15 years of experience in the software industry. -- With love from Aveiro, Portugal.
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More and more, people come together to watch online webinars, talk to clients in important meetings and attend training workshops. They're more accessible, affordable and convenient, particularly for those who live far from the big cities. The challenge with these kinds of events is that we cannot know for sure if the experience will meet reasonabl…
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Before 2020, most people would go to the office and work together. They would gather by the watercooler and chat, have important meetings with clients and partners, visit other coworkers' workstations to discuss design work, perform pair programming, or simply exchange ideas creatively. Then the pandemic hit, and everything changed. Most of the wor…
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Natasha Wellington-Hillsman is a Human Resources Business Partner and Leadership Coach with 25 years of experience in manufacturing and healthcare. Her focus is on Nonprofit, Career Development, Conflict Resolution, and Facilitation. She is currently a Director of Human Resources at Luminis Health, Leadership Coach at Wellington-Hillsman and Profes…
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Every time I record a podcast, or sometimes when I have prepare any sort of presentation to my clients or my team, I always use the same procedure: Confirm the topic and goals. Frame them well. Split the topic into key parts and support each of them. Summarize the message. Today's focus is on point 2: frame the topic well.…
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Good preparation elevates your message, your confidence and your audience's engagement. When you start to develop your idea, you might realize that you might have holes you need to fill. For example: Is this idea too vague? Does my audience really understand the points I'm making? Can they keep a clear picture of the whole thing? How will they resp…
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Preparation is a crucial skill to have. While most people praise posture, confidence and tone of voice, only a few appreciate the prep work under a powerful presentation or a productive meeting. Today we'll explore the impact of preparation with a couple of examples and, after that, how to do so regardless of the situation.…
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Start 2024 on the right foot! If you want to become a successful communicator, make the difference amongst your peers and leaders, and boost your career, learn the 5 essential components of communication. In further episodes we'll explore each of those elements in practice so stay tuned!
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In a military operation, communication is not just important; it can be a matter of life or death. Clear, accurate, and concise communication can be the difference between success and failure on the battlefield. However, in the chaos of a mission, miscommunication can lead to disastrous consequences. Orders misunderstood, coordinates confused, and …
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Knowing the reasons why certain people take certain positions breaks barriers of potential conflict and increases the quality of collaboration, from coworkers and teams to the tougher stakeholders like customers, clients and directors. Let's explore the topic in three segments: what is conflict, its five levels, how to resolve it, and some practica…
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Our workdays are filled with different activities: making decisions, talking about the solutions we're building, building them, planning, writing email, meetings... It's 2023, and it becomes more and more valuable to grow out of our specialty by understanding a little bit of everything others around us do, as well as developing human skills that he…
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Many companies today appreciate the value of doing work in an iterative, incremental fashion. While there are some clear, valid outliers to this claim, most digital product companies and consulting groups understand the positive impact of delivering quality products early and frequently with close to direct feedback from who their users. Most belie…
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Good leaders are good communicators. They ensure everyone understands the message and they are given enough room for clarification. When people don't understand you because you can't articulate your thoughts consistently, you lose their interest and performance goes down. So how do you articulate with consistency and ensure your teams are crystal c…
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Would you rather strictly prescribe work to your teams or open up the game in a descriptive, collaborative setting? Learn about the two styles of leadership and how that affects the relationships you have with your teams and your purpose as a leader of the 21st century.
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What if I told you that there are businesses that insist on saving money short term by combining more than one of the roles into a single person, overlooking the consequences of that decision long term? What do you think of the topic? Let me know at podcast@josemota.net or find me on LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/josemotanet John Miller's post: ht…
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Back from PTO! In this episode I explain with some detail what it really means to be a good product manager, and clarifying some typical misunderstandings about the role or variations of it. Reference material: Nils Davis: https://alltheresponsibility.com/ BRIDGeS framework: https://railsware.com/bridges-framework/ Ralph Jocham: https://www.linkedi…
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If you're a knowledge worker, part of a team that builds digital products or somehow are involved in them, then you must know that there are multiple ways to go about solving customer problems, some of them better than others. In the end, we all want to achieve the same result: to build something that matters and to forge sustainable relationships …
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Group coaching series starts Oct 3rd! Get 50% off if you sign up until Aug 12th. Email coaching@josemota.net to register. — If you're a solopreneur, you understand how incredibly important it is to exercise all visionary, integrator, and catalyst skills. In this episode I'll explain you how you can start exercising all three stances in small steps.…
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Group coaching series starts next fall — 50% off if you sign up before August 12th! Email coaching@josemota.net for details and registration. --- Remember the story of that little girl and the three bears? Not too much, not too little, but "just right". I explore the Goldilocks principle applied to learning and leadership.…
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Listen to the entire series on procrastination here: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/josemotanet/episodes/022--Understand-procrastination-1-Fear-and-overwhelm-e23r7l2 Reclaiming motivation in today's day and age is still somewhat simple, despite all distractions, competition and stimuli. It only takes a little bit of discipline and a sprink…
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Oh, distractions. Who doesn't have them in 2023? Life is more exciting than it's ever been, and it's in our best interest to give the right time to the right things. When we are distracted, we lose focus and we procrastinate. It's that simple. Good news for you: there is a right time to be distracted, every day, every week, every year. You are enti…
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A new series on procrastination, a very broad topic that is discussed everyday, everywhere, by a lot of different people, more or less of an expert. I'm not one of them and yet I am very much aware of this issue because I too fall into it frequently! My experience with it is very practical and empirical, and what I'm sharing today is based entirely…
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Much like babies and toddlers, adults go through the same set of stages when learning and growing. Coaches typically engage with clients at different stages of growth. The starting point is always different for each of them, and yet the approach or sequence stays almost the same.
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Using powerful words have an immensely positive impact, borderline transformative. It will mean the difference between making a person feel apprehensive and demotivated to excited, confident and motivated. Open questions that entrust the other person are key to solid relationships based on trust and psychological safety.…
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This is the third episode of a series called "Agile done wrong", where I discuss how organizational culture and traditional management practices often obstruct true adoption of agile practices and methods successfully. PSA: I'm offering a significant discount to a limited amount of clients on my 6-session coaching package. Sign up at https://josemo…
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PSA: I'm offering a significant discount to a limited amount of clients on my 6-session coaching package. Sign up at https://josemota.net/coaching. This is the second episode of a series called "Agile done wrong", where I discuss how estimates don't work when solving complex problems.
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PSA: I'm offering a significant discount to a limited amount of clients on my 6-session coaching package. Sign up at https://josemota.net/coaching. This is the first episode of a series called "Agile done wrong", where I discuss how Agile methodologies and values are commonly disregarded and mixed in with other conflicting practices. Agile manifest…
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What is the most important quality for a leader? I would say it's the ability to visualize a system or business and its surroundings. In order to thrive, you need to take action, but what actions do you take? José mentions three questions that leaders can ask when faced with challenges. Show notes Super-BC: https://www.super-bc.com…
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How do you feel about the way you interact with your colleagues and leaders? Do you listen actively hoping to learn something from them or do you preemptively assume you're better and therefore you close off at the first divergence? José shares his ideas on having positive conversations and discussions with others for the better of both parties.…
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Are you indispensable? Do you stand out from the crowd through your creativity and resolve? Do you challenge routine and expectations others have about you? Are you passionate and driven enough to keep delivering expressions of art? José explores his ideas about becoming a strong force within your team and business. Get Seth Godin's book "Linchpin"…
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José brings the dreaded topic of meetings. How can they be held to a better reputation than they are today? Formal or casual, a meeting requires a goal and a structure, and there are little tips that can turn a dull, unproductive meeting to a valuable experience for the entire team.
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José raises discussion about how much communication is too much and how effective it can be through different channels, from tooling to a team's overall strategy for growth and value. Read Nadim Habib's interview here (Portuguese): https://theworldnews.net/pt-news/trabalhar-ate-as-18h-ou-19h-todos-os-dias-sorry-isso-simplesmente-nao-e-natural…
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Have you ever wondered why you resonate with stories that others tell you? José shares his insight and experience on storytelling and why it can be an amazing tool to convey a message across an audience. Related links How to tell a good story — Kristi Hedges: https://www.forbes.com/sites/work-in-progress/2013/12/11/how-to-tell-a-good-story…
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Giving constructive, meaningful feedback requires a thoughtful approach. Promoting success and lending a hand to improve is often overlooked. This episode, José discusses the sandwich technique for a better feedback experience. Got any feedback? Send it over to podcast@josemota.net
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