Aug 02 2018

Managing underperformance in staff

As many organisations enter their season for bonuses, it’s time to take a look at any underperformance that may be happening within your organisation. Even if your company doesn’t operate a bonus scheme, it’s important to regularly review staff performance in order

Jul 30 2018

Does anyone have any questions?

To some, presenting comes easy. But for the rest of us, it can be nerve wracking, intimidating, and, quite frankly, absolutely terrifying. Even if you have the basics of presenting sorted, there’s many things you can do to push your skills further and transform

Jul 16 2018

Can your career afford to ignore finance?

By Deborah Maguire Many managers would rather not spend too much time on finance, so if you feel that way just know you’re not alone! Perhaps it’s the bit of your job that you never really have/make time for, or maybe

Jul 12 2018

What can managers learn from Brexit?

Leadership is primarily about introducing change. Management is about implementing the change. It is nigh on impossible to ignore the process of Brexit. It is a conversation point amongst friends, discussed on the radio and making headlines in the newspapers. Sadly there is one element

Jun 28 2018

Being an effective leader: do you agree?

By David Goodman Have you ever wondered what the key components of great leadership really are? There are several obvious components of leadership, the first being vision; your destination or, put simply, where you’re taking your team. The second is strategy. How are

Jun 14 2018

To assert or not to assert?

By Sylvie Lui Assertiveness has long been a behaviour associated with words such as direct, aggressive, forceful and pushy. The truth of it all is that – when assertive behaviour is used purely as a tool to state your stance and boundaries, it is one

Jun 06 2018

Change: leading teams through transition

By Dr Michael Cassop Thompson Organisational life is characterised by change, and it is generally accepted that if an organisation is to prosper then change is inevitable. Change may be continuous and incremental, or more revolutionary (and of course, all shades in between). Primarily,

May 24 2018

How to bring mindfulness into your working life

Mindfulness is becoming increasingly popular all around the world; there are apps, colouring books, and even a little tracker that measures your breathing. But what has mindfulness got to do with daily working life? And, vitally, can it really make a difference? What is mindfulness?

Apr 19 2018

Taking on a strategic approach

The word ‘strategy’ is thrown around a lot these days, but how many of us actually know what that means? How on Earth are you meant to be more strategic at work? Well, we’re here to give you a quick lesson on strategy. The

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