Oct 27 2016

How to manage stress and improve focus

By Gill Thackray. It’s official: we’re more stressed in the workplace than we were forty years ago. The UK Office for National Statistics’ Labour Force Survey states that 442,000 employees in Britain reported feeling work-related stress at a level that was

Oct 19 2016

How to avoid bulling behaviour in the workplace

One of the most difficult tasks for a manager is to ensure that their employees are performing to a high standard and that instances of stress, underperformance, absence and bullying in the workplace are dealt with correctly. Our one-day performance management training course is ideal

Oct 13 2016

5 top tips: how to represent your organisation in the media

Put yourself in the situation: the organisation you work for is renowned for its fantastic reputation, but one day you walk into the office and something has happened that has put that reputation at risk. It’s your job to speak to the press

Oct 06 2016

Developing a connection: building rapport in the workplace

It is relatively easy to establish rapport with someone who is like you, but to build rapport with someone who has a different personality to yourself can be much more difficult. Learn how to connect with members of your team and enhance your communication and

Sep 29 2016

How to be a successful manager

Whether you’re moving into your first management role or have years of experience managing a team, it’s important to remember that you are always learning and developing your own skills as well as ensuring your team members grow too. Here at the Centre,

Sep 22 2016

Take your presentations to the next level

Speaking in front of other people, no matter what size the audience, can be extremely daunting. But with a bit of practice and learning different techniques, you can develop effective communication skills and build your confidence. Tess Woodcraft, one of

Sep 09 2016

Mastering strategy and making it fun!

By Dr Michael Cassop Thompson. It is probable that, like me, you may prefer work when things are challenging, enjoyable and fun. Strategy, the bane of many a leader or managers life, can also be fun if you are adequately equipped to

Sep 01 2016

​Nice event? So exactly what have I learnt?

By Chris Powell. That’s a few hours of my life I will never get back. Yes, I did enjoy the canapes and the bubbles, but what have I learnt. Alas, it’s a question I have to ask myself all too often.

Aug 25 2016

​Four steps to nailing presentation nerves

By Fiona Lewis. Whether it’s a sales pitch, a conference key note or a staff briefing, public speaking can terrify the best of us. In fact, research has found that more people are afraid of public speaking than dying. There are very

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