Personal effectiveness


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


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

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 making them physically ill (HSE 2007/8).

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