Quanta blog posts by Marcus White-Bower in October 2019

Be more assertive – Learning from Richie McCaw

At the core of all communications there lies a precarious tightrope. Fall off said tightrope to one side, and plummet into a pit of passiveness. If you lose your balance and slip to the other side, you’ll be met by a red-hot stream of aggression. Maintaining a healthy balance will reward you with the achievement of assertiveness. It all sounds very much like every conversation we have takes place on a knife edge – but thankfully we’ve got a much nicer scenario to explain how you can be more assertive. The rugby world cup is still in full swing, and we’re continuing to make the most of the occasion...

Habitually Excellent – 3 Steps to becoming an effective person

Traditionally, when people aim to make positive changes in their lives they will throw themselves into guides such as “Become successful in 30 minutes!” Or “My secret to becoming an overnight millionaire!” But the long-term goals involved in such guides are perpetually vague and provide little in the way of short-term, moment to moment answers in your current role. That’s where being effective as a person can produce real results. At Quanta we wanted to write about this and saw a golden opportunity to make the following examples more relatable – the rugby world cup!