Personal effectiveness


Mar 16 2017

Transcendent Time Management

This article is taken from a blog post by Simon Horton, one of the Centre’s trainers. It ain’t the to-do list So in my previous post, we talked about a delegate on my Time Management course who was an advisor to an


Jan 19 2017

Removing your blocks to assertivness

Guest blog by Duncan Lewin. Do you always make yourself heard at work? Are you able to express yourself clearly and openly? Or do you hold back? Say ‘yes’, when you mean ‘no’? Put on a ‘work personality’ different to that which you display


Jan 05 2017

New Year: having a personal vision, mission, strategy and goals

Guest blog by Paula Reid. It’s the New Year, which typically means new beginnings, new projects, new growth, New Year’s resolutions, and maybe even a new you? I am sure this blog is not going to be the first article you see


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


Jun 23 2016

Searching for the often elusive work/life balance

By Tracy Maduro. The work/life balance On 16 May, Mental Health Awareness Week began. So it seemed like a good time to think about how our working lives can impact on our mental health. How can we better incorporate 


Jun 02 2016

Five positive psychology coaching skills every leader needs to develop

By Gill Thackray. The business world has long since recognised the value of using coaches for their top performers. But coaching skills don’t have to remain the exclusive domain of a professional coach. What if you were to grow those exact same


May 12 2016

One simple tip to improve, develop and manage your personal presence

Personal branding is not about developing a superficial image. It is about thinking through how you want to come across (who is the ‘real you’) and making sure that that is the way in which you are perceived. It’s about developing your personal presence


Apr 28 2016

Personal effectiveness: 6 Top Tips to building resilience and keeping well

It is so heartening to hear that more and more companies each year are understanding the benefits of mindfulness to their employees. Mindfulness has been proven to help employees be healthier and happier which leads to a more efficient, creative and resilient workforce.With this


Apr 07 2016

Assertiveness skills: be more assertive with power posing

We’ve all been there. Right before an interview or stressful meeting, when your emotions are running high, all of your positive thoughts and careful planning go out the window. So in these situations, how do you make the best impression and be assertive?

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