Category Archives for "Time management"

One technique to set achievable goals when you prepare a PhD

Every project starts with a dream : you have a picture of what you would like to achieve at the end. Transforming the dream into a goal is challenging and indispensable. Then the goal is the driver of an action: an action with no goal has no direction. In a PhD project, setting clear goals […]

  • 21/08/2018

A method to cross items off your to-do lists

Imagine that during your PhD project someone is helping you to reach your goals. You get personal support and encouragement. This article gives you advice about a particular way to coach and be coached: the accountability partner.

  • 06/03/2018

Four tips that will make your first presentation a success

Numerous tips are spread around that you can succeed with your first presentation. I would particularly recommend four of them: Gain clarity about your personal attitude towards presentations. Focus on a few major topics and find the storyline of your presentation. Be interested in your audience and network actively. I promise you: Implement these tips, […]

  • 05/02/2018

One trick to enhance motivation

A PhD is a long journey. Usually you rather consider what needs to be done than what you have already achieved. The to-do list becomes every day longer – so that you are seldom aware of all what you have achieved.

  • 12/08/2017

A golden rule for reading scientific literature

What was I looking for?

Archibald was reading the famous paper The Silence of the Bluebirds, in hopes of finding interesting information for his thesis. There he found a great reference, a book called Bluebirds and Redbirds: The Never Ending Fight. He started to read that book and came across an essential sounding reference, Bluebirds: From the Origins to the […]

  • 01/10/2016