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Performing in the Storm (WO 5): From Procrastination to Bright Beginnings (714)


27 October 2021

Lang EN Workshop language is English

Dr Thomas Teichler


As a doctoral candidate or researcher, you may face an increasing demand on your time: there is a continuous flow of tasks, emails, and meetings calling for your immediate attention next to your own ambitious projects. Moreover, there is the mental pressure resulting from working from home during the lockdown.

All this may result in unrealistic expectations on what can be achieved in a day especially in times like these, when opportunities for balancing activities like sports or seeing friends are severely limited. Eventually, even high performers struggle to stay motivated and to deliver and end up depleted until, inevitably, performance will drop. Then it is important to rebound quickly.

Our Workouts are highly experiential and intensive. You work on your own life situation. Therefore, we ask you to bring a story to share that is relevant to the topic. In each Workout, you will learn how to shift your mindset, acquire one or two state-of-the-art techniques for your self-management, and create a practice that will help you to navigate stressful situations in the future. They workouts two and half hours and are limited to 18 participants. Every Workout is a standalone training that can be taken without attending the other Workouts.


Most of us are very familiar with procrastination: we want to get things done, yet fail to accomplish our task, even when we are well aware of its negative consequences.


By the end of this Workout you will :

- know how to recognize your procrastination patterns;

- know what type of procrastinator you are;

- get practical tips on how to tackle procrastination, including how to set powerful intentions and the 2-minute rule.

Altogether, these learnings will help you to overcome procrastination and to get "back on the horse" should it occur again.






Date: Wednesday, 27th October 2021

Schedule: 9 am to 11:30 am

Place: Online, on Zoom



Thomas is a certified Co-active coach, trainer and consultant on leadership, team development, and change management. After a few years with Roland Berger Strategy Consultants he set up his own market research and coaching business, before writing a PhD about science cooperation in the high-tech and security sector at the European University Institute in Florence. As a policy consultant Thomas worked for the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research at Manchester Business School in the UK and for Technopolis Group in Germany. He advised the European Commission, national governments and international organizations on research and innovation policy. He trains doctoral students and post-docs at universities in Switzerland and Germany, as well as the Max Planck Society.



Deadline for registration 19.10.2021
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