Personal effectiveness


Feb 04 2016

​Time: Make it or take it? That is the question

By Gill Dandy. I came across a lovely old English poem a while ago entitled ‘Take Time,’ and it got me thinking about our approach to time management in the frenetic 24/7 culture we live and work in. There never seems to be enough


Dec 03 2015

How to manage change with a growth mindset

By Viv Thackray. Managing change and transition in the workplace can be challenging. These seven tips for navigating change can help steer you to success:1) Refuse to be deterred by negativity.All individuals will approach change with a different attitude, pace and enthusiasm. Guard


Oct 29 2015

The role of workplace organisation for employees

Guest blog from Emily Johnson.  While the working process is hard, there are many ways to make it more efficient. If you want to achieve better results in your career without sacrificing your health and time, you need to organise your workplace. Workplace organisation


Aug 20 2015

​Being healthy at work: my guide

By Lauren Scally. Did you know we consume at least a third of our daily calorie intake while at work? Do you feel yourself reaching for that doughnut come 3pm? Of course everyone’s allowed a treat, but maybe try swapping it


Jun 25 2015

Five tips to increase your assertiveness

By Viv Thackray. Being assertive can feel like it’s easier said than done, but including new skills and techniques in your personal toolkit can help you to develop confidence and increase assertiveness. Try these five tips to grow your skills:1.


May 21 2015

Achieving success with positive psychology

By Viv Thackray. Would you like to increase your wellbeing? Are you curious to know the practical steps you can take towards positive transformation? Perhaps you’d like to promote a thriving and productive culture in your workplace? If you answered yes to


Apr 24 2015

​Lunchtime is more than a sandwich: claim that break

By Lauren Scally.  The Centre is so alive with delegates bustling in and out, our photocopier printing repeatedly and our team working hard to meet deadlines that it can lead to us forget to take our lunch break. Emails are one of the


Apr 16 2015

​How to say “No” at work (and still win friends and influence people)

By Gill Thackray. We all know what it’s like, you’re trying to make it to the next level on the career ladder and the temptation to say “Yes” to everything can seem overwhelming. Do you find yourself: Burning the candle at


Apr 01 2015

Wellbeing at work: creating a happy workplace

By Sally Pearman. Productivity, employee voice and happiness in the workplace are hot topics for employers today. But in an increasingly global and virtual workplace what can we do to ensure that our staff feel engaged, happy and valued in the workplace? I

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