Personal effectiveness


Jan 09 2018

Take control of your workload with these 4 tips

By David GoodmanIn 1918 Charles Schwab, the President of the Bethlehem Steel Cooperation, the world’s largest ship builder, met with a highly respected productivity consultant, Ivy Lee. As the story goes, Schwab brought Lee into his offices and said, “Show me how I can


Nov 30 2017

Using your strengths for success

Wouldn’t it be great if, instead of spending all your time focussing on what you don’t do well at work, you could use what you’re naturally good at to be even better? Studies in the field of positive psychology have found that


Sep 21 2017

NLP - What is it?

Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) sounds daunting at first, but it’s actually a brilliant practice for developing yourself both professionally and personally. It’s a practice which is all about how people do things, rather than why they do them, and seeks to understand how


Aug 10 2017

Resilience and stress: what you need to know

Everyone feels stressed from time to time, it’s seen as a normal part of life; often people think that if you’re not stressed, you’re not working hard enough! We, however, know that thoughts like that aren’t true and can be harmful.


Jul 13 2017

How much time are you wasting?

We’re all guilty of wasting time, both at work and in our personal lives, but most of us like to think that we only waste a few minutes a day; however, the reality is quite different! From having a chat by the water cooler,


Jul 06 2017

5 ways to get the perfect work/life balance

Getting the perfect work/life balance can seem like an unachievable dream, but as Walt Disney said; if you can dream it you can do it. Many of us put too much pressure on ourselves to get the ‘perfect’ balance between work and play unnecessarily;


May 25 2017

Building the foundations of brand ‘you’

Brands are all around us; from that Starbucks coffee you picked up this morning, right down to your M&S socks. But have you stopped to think about your personal brand? Whilst you might not be on the same level as Nike, you still


May 18 2017

5 reasons to be creative during Learning at Work Week

This week sees the return of Learning at Work Week, an annual event that inspires organisations to take a good, hard look at their learning and development. For us, every week is a learning at work week, but not everyone can be as well


May 16 2017

Creativity driven learning at CIPD

Last week we attended the CIPD Learning & Development show at London Olympia, and boy did we have a great time!As well as meeting loads of friendly and ambitious people, we put one of our trainers onto the Topic Taster platform to

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