Jan 25 2017

Management top tips: successful delegation

Whether you’re stepping into your first management role or you are at the top of the management ladder, delegation is always one of the toughest aspects of the job. Passing on a task to someone else can cause a domino effect of anxieties. You


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 12 2017

Digital writing: the rules

Guest blog by Tillie Harris. When it comes to digital writing, nobody wants to read over optimised content. That’s content where the copywriter has sacrificed quality writing in the hope of trying to come higher up on search returns. The user experience goes


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


Dec 21 2016

Our December winter workshop

This December we decked the halls, prepared the cheese board and invited our clients to the Centre for an evening of learning and festive celebrations at our annual winter Bite-size workshop. For this year’s session, our trainer Russell Caird shared his wealth of experience


Dec 15 2016

Leading your virtual team to success

Guest blog by Susan Croft.Does this situation sound familiar? You are connecting via conference call to your team of whom one is in India, another in France, and a third in Ireland. You are in your office in London waiting for everyone to connect


Dec 08 2016

Management skills: how to go from being a good leader to a great leader

Guest blog by David GoodmanAre you looking after your portfolio?If you want good results, tell your staff what to do. If you want great results let them tell you what they are doing.People who deal in stocks, shares and currencies are constantly seeking


Dec 01 2016

Charity of the Year 2016: Social Mobility Foundation

Guest blog from the Centre’s charity of the Year 2016, the Social Mobility Foundation. The Social Mobility Foundation (SMF) is a small charity which aims to make a practical improvement in social mobility for young people from low-income backgrounds. We support students who have


Nov 24 2016

Top tips: The golden rules of PowerPoint presentations

When giving a presentation, it may be tempting to add a lot of information to your PowerPoint slides and let them talk for you – but this is bad practice. Slides should be a visual aid and not a text document, they are there to prompt

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