Your Time With James Sweetman
Episode 19: 5 questions good people managers ask

Episode 19: 5 questions good people managers ask

August 14, 2019

Over the years I’ve encountered the good, bad and ugly when it comes to People Management.

Whilst no one sets out to be a poor people manager, I’ve found skilled managers ask themselves these 5 questions. For me, they are the foundation of effective people management.

Episode 18 Are you a workaholic?

Episode 18 Are you a workaholic?

August 7, 2019

A workaholic is someone who is addicted to work and who defines themselves by their work.

In this week’s episode, I share some of the common symptoms, (many I have to raise my hand too!) and then 6 ways to counter-balance workaholic tendencies.

Episode 17 Effective Meetings

Episode 17 Effective Meetings

July 31, 2019

As forums, meetings can inform and educate, decisions can be made, actions agreed, conflicts resolved and consensus reached. They can also be an incredible waste of time.

Meetings magnify a company culture and they are also where time management and communication skills intersect. In this week’s episode, I share 10 tips to ensure your meetings will always be effective and add value.

Episode 16 a future self-meditation

Episode 16 a future self-meditation

July 24, 2019

Something different this week, in that I will be taking you through a future self-meditation.

At minimum, it will be relaxing, a way to resource yourself, but it is also a useful technique for harnessing your inner wisdom.

It is a favourite exercise of mine and one I often share with clients who are seeking clarity on an issue, or who simply want to ignite their dreams.

Episode 15 How to make good decisions

Episode 15 How to make good decisions

July 17, 2019

The biggest decisions in our lives usually relate to relationships, career, finances and living arrangements. How will you know when you are making the right decision?

In this week’s episode, you will discover what inhibits us from making good decisions, (or any decision!) as well as 10 tips for enhancing your decision-making prowess.

Episode 14: Dealing with a difficult co-worker

Episode 14: Dealing with a difficult co-worker

July 10, 2019

Whilst there is no one right way of dealing with a difficult co-worker, we can endeavour to interact with them in a way that feels most authentic to us.

We cannot control other people, but we can control our response to them. In this week’s episode, I share observations on the underlying causes of challenging behaviour at work as well as strategies for managing ourselves more effectively in those situations.

Episode 13 My favourite personal & spiritual development books

Episode 13 My favourite personal & spiritual development books

July 3, 2019

From novels to history, biographies to spiritual development, I’m a real bookworm.

I’m frequently asked to recommend books and in this week’s episode, I speak about 6 books I’ve read multiple times and each time I take something new from them.

If you are seeking an inspiring read this summer, something to stir your wisdom as well as your imagination, then you might want to check them out.

Episode 12 Mid-year review

Episode 12 Mid-year review

June 26, 2019

It’s hard to believe that we are at the mid-point of the year!

In this week’s episode, I share some powerful coaching questions that will create the space for you to pause and reflect on your year to date.

Some questions will enable you to harness the wisdom from lessons learned, others will allow you to ‘feed-forward’ (as opposed to feedback!) and focus on what’s important to you over the coming months.”

Episode 11 Be a better you this summer.

Episode 11 Be a better you this summer.

June 19, 2019

In summer when nature is at its vibrant best, give yourself permission to break out of your normal routines, bloom and be the best of yourself.

In this week’s episode, I share some tips and insights so you can blossom this summer.

Episode 10 Modern Leadership – Essential Skills & Aptitudes

Episode 10 Modern Leadership – Essential Skills & Aptitudes

June 12, 2019

As a discipline leadership is changing.

There is a shift away from the old heroic view of leadership where one gifted man has all the answers. Modern leadership is about creating an environment where engaged people can innovate a path through complex and ever-changing business challenges.

So what are the skills and competencies of modern leadership?

This is the question I explore in this week’s slightly more business-focussed episode. Of course, we are the leader when it comes to our own lives so the traits of modern leadership can also be viewed through this lens.