LearnBytes

LearnBytes

LearnBytes delivers byte-sized pieces of wisdom so that you can learn how to increase your efficiency and productivity, embrace your natural creativity and lead with impact. LearnBytes is hosted by Samantha Garrett (Vardanega) from Using Technology Better. www.usingtechnologybetter.com and @LearnBytes on Instagram

Episodes

December 14, 2021 28 min

In this episode, Samantha is joined by Claire Rogers, Executive Director of Oho to chat about leadership.

In her race against the clock, Claire shares why leaders need to make it safe for the truth to be told. We also hear how she brings curiosity to uncertain situations and uses the wisdom of others to solve complex problems.

You can learn more about Oho at https://weareoho.com/ and connect with them on socials @weareoho.

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In this episode, Samantha is joined by Kerry Anne Nelson, a Workplace Process Architect at Operation Verve.

In her race against the clock, Kerry shares why it’s essential to have everything you need at your fingertips. We also hear how knowing what a good job looks like can help your productivity. When the clock stops, Kerry and Samantha also get a little nerdy about file system design!

You can learn more about Kerry and Operation Ve...

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In this episode, Samantha is joined by Wesa Chau, thought leader in cultural diversity and leadership from Cultural Intelligence.

In her race against the clock, Wesa shares why leaders need to be flexible when communicating with people from different cultures. We also hear a fascinating take on authenticity!

You can learn more about Wesa and her work at http://www.culturalintelligence.net.au and follow her on Instagram or Twitter ...

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In this episode, Samantha is joined by Helen Ebdon, productivity and performance expert from Take 15.

In her race against the clock, Helen shares why you need to get realistic about the time you actually have available! We also hear how her Take 15 program and planner can be the technology circuit breaker you need to get so much more out of your day.

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Helen’s book recommendation is The 7 Habits of Highly Effectiv...

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In this episode, Samantha is joined by Tal Evans, CEO of Majestic Computer Technology, to chat about leadership.

In his race against the clock, Tal shares why it is important to let people learn things for themselves - even if it means failure! We also hear about Tal’s approach to living a life that inspires others to get the most out of themselves.

You can learn more about Tal and Magestic Computer Technology at https://majestic.com...

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Samantha is joined by Christine Malm, a mindfulness facilitator, trainer and coach at Mindful Breakthrough.

In her race against the clock, Chrissy shares some fabulous advice for setting boundaries. We also hear tips for integrating mindfulness into our daily lives.

You can learn more about Chrissy’s work at www.mindfulbreakthrough.com and connect with her on LinkedIn and Facebook.

You can also find her meditations on SoundCloud.

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Samantha is joined by Jamie Dahlsen, General Manager for Innovation and Technology at JC Dahlsens Group.

In his race against the clock, Jamie shares why it is so important for leaders to understand how their team thinks, works and responds. We also hear why a good leader needs to know how to orchestrate a solution, rather than solve the problem themselves.

You can learn more about JC Dahlsens Group, the leading materials supplier for...

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Samantha is joined by Alicia Yusuf, Astrologer and Counselor, to chat about efficiency and productivity.

In her race against the clock, Alicia shares why rest is such an important part of staying efficient and productive. When the clock stops, Alicia generously shares her wisdom on using the Moon Phases to build rest and hgh-energy work into our month.

You can learn more about Alicia and her work at https://aliciayusuf.com/ and conne...

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Samantha is joined by Taiss Quartapa, Senior Manager at Accenture, to chat about leadership.

In their race against the clock, Taiss shares why authenticity is an essential quality for leadership. We also hear why they believe strongly in the concept of servant leadership.

You can learn more about Taiss and connect with them on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/taiss/.

Taiss challenges our listeners to find a book on a topic you don’t usuall...

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Samantha is joined by Dr. Sarah Ferguson, Director of Breath Repeat, to chat about efficiency and productivity.

In her race against the clock, Sarah shares how working efficiently and productively is about having clarity about what you really need to do each day. We also hear why sleep is such an important part of life.

You can learn more about Sarah and her work at www.breatherepeat.co.nz and connect with her on Instagram @hello...

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Samantha is joined by Evan Spargo, Personal & Performance Coach and Coach Masters Academy Program Director of Australia, to chat about leadership.

In his race against the clock,  Evan shares why the most important quality for every leader to have is to empower others. We also hear his approach to dealing with uncertainty - one that involves letting go and trusting!

You can learn more about Evan and his work at www.evanspargo.com ...

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Welcome to Season 3 of LearnBytes!

In this episode, Samantha is joined by two guests - Noirin Mosley and Jenny Boymal, Directors of Educate to Elevate and the not for profit Project Optimism.

In their race against the clock, Noirin and Jenny share why just getting started and enjoying the creativity journey is so important. We also hear how creativity involves letting the mind wander and just ‘being’.

You can learn more about Noirin, ...

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In this episode, Samantha is joined by Dani Sirotic, a corporate consultant, trainer and coach.

In her race against the clock, Dani shares some fascinating insights into how we express creativity. We also discuss how an emphasis on productivity often comes at the expense of creativity, and why we need to value creative time more.

You can learn more about Dani and her work at https://moolellochange.com and connect with her on LinkedIn...

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In this episode, Samantha is joined by Christy Roberts, a Mindset & Results coach and the Founder of Creating Change.

In her race against the clock, Christy shares how being vulnerable is a key leadership challenge - but one that is well worth embracing. We also hear why Christy believes that uncertainty is good for her!

You can learn more about Christy’s work and her workshops at https://christyrobertscoaching.com/

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In this episode Samantha is joined by Cheryle Walker, a consultant, facilitator and instructional designer of LIVE online workshops, webinars and events.

In her race against the clock, Cheryle shares how working efficiently and productively is about synchronising tasks with her mood and energy level.

After the clock stops, she shares a great strategy for dealing with procrastination. It’s one that involves not starting at the beginni...

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In this episode, Samantha is joined by Sam McNeill, an Education Solutions Specialist at Microsoft.

In his race against the clock, Sam shares how is experimenting with ‘book ending’ his week with meeting days. He also highlights the challenge of too many incoming messages, and we exchange strategies for dealing with it.

After the clock stops, the conversation turns to how enforcing time limits for speaking can prevent waffle, lead to...

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In this episode, Samantha is joined by Matthew Gordon, the Managing Director technology companies Solution One and Edunet.

In his race against the clock, Matt shares his distinction between efficiency and productivity, and why he believes efficiency is about systems. We also hear why solving problems is about more than just throwing staff at them.

You can connect with Matt on LinkedIn and check out Solution One and Edunet at https://...

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In this episode, Samantha is joined by Dr Julien Leyre, co-founder of the Future of Governance Agency, founder of the Marco Polo Project, member of the Solution for Humanity cooperative, and advisor with the Global Carbon Reward project. 

In his race against the clock, Julien shares why working from a cafe has been the #1 thing he has done to improve his productivity. We also hear about Julien’s two ‘modes’ of productivity, and why ...

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In this episode, Samantha is joined by Ingrid Jones, wellbeing coach, speaker, writer and creator of the Diving For Pearls journal process.

In her race against the clock, Ingrid shares how creativity is a process, not an aha moment. We also hear how you can be your own biggest barrier to creativity...and what she does to overcome that!

You can learn more about Ingrid’s Diving For Pearls journal process at https://ingridjanejones.com/...

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 In this episode, Samantha is joined by Laurinda Moore, the Executive Assistant (EA) to the Chairman of IAG, which is the largest general insurance company in Australia and New Zealand.

In her race against the clock, Laurinda shares how working efficiently and productively is all about work-life integration and flexibility. We also hear how embracing technology (particularly Microsoft OneNote) has supported her in this pursuit.

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