Sandi MannShe also contributes widely to popular media: appearing in newspapers, radio and television to comment on a range of workplace related topics. In addition, she is a frequent conference presenter at events such as the Association of Business Psychologists Annual Conference and the British Psychological Society’s Annual Occupational Psychology Conference.
Q: What is the best advice you’ve ever been given?
A: Think about where you want to get to – then you will have a better idea of how to get there
Q: What is the most underrated skill in business?
A: ‘Bounceability’. By this I mean persistence: the ability to bounce back after knockbacks and persevere when things are not going well. Things don’t go right all the time – most people get rejected, turned down, knocked back or get negative feedback. It’s how we cope with this that counts – the people who are able to brush themselves down and try again – time after time if necessary – are the ones who have ‘bounceability’ and are the ones who will find success (eventually!)
Q: What is your top tip for success?
A: Make the most of every opportunity that comes your way, and make everything that comes your way an opportunity