Managing Your Research Project

Welcome video

Managing Your Research Project
Three elements are central to successfully managing a research project:

  • Managing yourself – time, priorities and energy.
  • Managing the project – stakeholders, goals, milestones.
  • Influencing and communicating with other people.

The resources on this page complement the content delivered during the Zoom workshop. Slides are available by clicking the image below.

We begin with Time  Management and Prioritisation
We are facing unprecedented challenges to “the way things are done”, facing upheaval personally and professionally and still need to get stuff done.

You may, or may not need a full time management workshop – the videos below are snippets for some helpful reminders.

Communication and Influencing Skills
The sections on communication and influencing skills and DISC Behavioural Styles have the slide content embedded within the recorded video. Each video has a separate workbook which can be downloaded as a pdf file.


The image above links to the slides for the Managing Your Research Project workshop.

The videos below contain selected highlights to complement the time management, prioritisation and communication and influencing skills components. Enjoy!

What do you control?

Sometimes we feel overwhelmed, out of control. When we focus on those things we have little or no control over, we experience stress or frustration.

When we understand we have choices – even if if they are difficult or have consequences – we often experience a greater sense of wellbeing.  

How to use your brain!

In the absence of a “user manual” for your brain, understanding a simple metaphor can help you make much better decisions.

Simple wins can include:
– starting important tasks first,
– avoiding distractions and
– capturing stray ideas for later.


Communication and Influence

In this session we explore:
– how paying attention to what people say gives clues to how they think,
– the tool of perceptual positions,
– McClelland’s three needs model offers insight into how to influence others.

Click the image to download the workbook:

Communication and Influence

DISC Behavioural Styles

A simple yet powerful model to understand behavioural communication and how that gives us insights into people’s motivation and communication style preferences.

Click the image to download the workbook:

Understanding DISC Behavioural Styles

Thank you for watching. I do hope you found the content helpful.

If you’d like more personalised support in applying some of the lessons learned through coaching, please do reach out and ask…

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I’m Margaret. I juggled a career as a research Academic with caring responsibilities for many years before starting my coaching and training business, using evidence based techniques to create results.

I love working with people to identify their strengths, build their confidence, be the best version of themselves.

For some it’s about stepping up, putting yourself forward and taking a lead – even if you don’t feel like a leader yet (and yes, you can overcome Imposter feelings!).

With the right tools and consistent support you will be amazed at who you can become!

Am I an Imposter? 

This free resource starts with 10 simple questions to help you to self-assess how badly you are affected by imposter feelings and behaviours.

The pdf ebook reveals simple and effective first steps to outgrow your imposter today.

There is a part of you that knows there is a better version of you just waiting to emerge…

You can move beyond imposter feelings.

Am I an Imposter booklet

How to create confidence…

This ebook reveals simple and effective ways you can grow in confidence today. You’ll also learn:

  • The 4step process of natural confidence
  • What confidence means for you
  • Three ways to feel more confident
  • Three ways to look more confident.

It really is possible to learn to feel more confident, to be comfortable in your own skin and be your best self when you need to show up.

How to Create Confidence booklet

How to create more time…

This ebook reveals the real reason things get done – or not. You’ll also learn:

  • The art of choosing priorities
  • How action comes before motivation
  • How setting tight deadlines can be key
  • Why permission to take a break can be motivating.

To get different results you need to take different actions… start with a decision to do something different today.

How to create More Time booklet

Any questions?

If you’ve sampled all of the above and you’re still not quite sure, do reach out to me with your question, I’ll see how I can help!

Let’s work it out together.