Personal effectiveness

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 give

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).

Jun 23 2016

Searching for the often elusive work/life balance

By Tracy Maduro. The work/life balance On 16 May, Mental Health Awareness Week began. So it seemed like a good time to think about how our working lives can impact on our mental health. How can we better incorporate 

Jun 02 2016

Five positive psychology coaching skills every leader needs to develop

The business world has long since recognised the value of using coaches for their top performers. But coaching skills don’t have to remain the exclusive domain of a professional coach. What if you were to grow those exact same skills in-house? As an

May 12 2016

One simple tip to improve, develop and manage your personal presence

Personal branding is not about developing a superficial image. It is about thinking through how you want to come across (who is the ‘real you’) and making sure that that is the way in which you are perceived. It’s about developing your personal presence

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