December 9, 2019
This episode of Finance Matters is about something that doesn't actually exist. That's right -- multitasking is a myth! So what are we talking about the whole episode long? How trying to multitask affects our productivity, our creativity, and our enjoyment of life (hint: it's not good), as well as what to do instead of multitasking.
If you've ever answered emails during a meeting, you need to listen in. If you've never checked emails in a meeting . . . be honest with yourself; you have.
November 5, 2019
Aaaand we're back! After a few months' hiatus, Patty and Brandi are back in the podcast saddle with special guest Lisa Harris of UVA HR's Talent Development team. In this episode, they discuss Bill George's book, "True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership." We all have an internal compass, and when it's followed closely, we can become authentic, outstanding leaders. If you've wondered what "leadership style" might suit you best, whether you're in a managerial role or not, check out this episode (and the book!). Self-discovery, no matter where you are in life, is the first and best step on a path to a meaningful and fulfilling experience.
July 12, 2019
Coaching involves teaching people and helping them to grow. It's different than managing, mentoring, or problem-solving, and it's a leadership style that can change your relationships and your organization. In this episode of Finance Matters, co-host Patty Marbury and Erika Priddy of Finance Outreach and Compliance talk about Coaching, which is an area of their expertise. Learn what coaching is, and how some simple coaching questions can change the way you interact with colleagues, supervisees, and even family.
The Coaching Habit, by Michael Bungay Stanier
Contact Patty and Erika via FOC
June 11, 2019
We've got two very different guests joining us on today's episode to talk about productivity and workflow: Jessica Rafter, who works remotely managing our online community, and Mara Hilliar, Executive Assistant to the VP of Finance. Together we work through strategies we've adopted to keep ourselves organized and productive: what's worked, modifications we've made, and ideas we'd like to try. The key thing we've learned? Experiment with different strategies until you find something that feels comfortable! There are lots of ideas in this pod, and we hope some of them will work for you!
Jessica's Previous Pod on Collaboration Fatigue
Our Previous Pod on Organizational Tips
Getting Things Done - David Allen
April 26, 2019
Patty and Brandi are joined in this episode by Angela Knobloch from UVA's Organizational Excellence Department. Beyond her depth of training and breadth of experience in change management and continuous improvement, Angela just gets the human side of change. Join us for a lively, interesting discussion of the particularities of practicing change in the academic environment.
Organizational Excellence at UVA
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