Personal effectiveness

Jul 08 2014

A day in the life of a delegate: eating frogs for breakfast

Guest blog by delegate Natalie Francombe. Before the course  I chose to attend the Time management for managers: work smarter, not harder course having just progressed to a management role within a small organisation. Whilst perusing the Centre's fantastic website, many of their

Jul 03 2014

Assertiveness tips: say what you mean and mean what you say (and stick with it!)

We train others how to handle us by the way we handle them - by lying down we train them to walk all over us. You can begin to break negative patterns with others in the following ways: Determine what it is they do

Jan 09 2014

Simple steps to a happy New Year

By Sally Pearman. Well I for one am always shocked when the New Year rolls in. After all the lead-up to the Christmas holidays, the gift buying, the eating and socialising, we’re now in January – season of good intentions, living frugally and planning for

Nov 21 2013

40 and beyond: getting a job when you’re middle aged

Guest blog from Reese Jones. At age 40, shifting to a new career or finding a new job can be really challenging. In fact, you’ll be competing with younger candidates and basically, people half your age. With these in mind, how can you stand out

Jul 11 2013

Stress - Let’s not make a drama out of a crisis

By Gill Dandy. What is it about stress … just uttering the word is stressful for some, it’s like the sound of fingernails scraping on a board or the irritating squeaky chair your colleague insists is ‘fine’. And there in lies the rub; the

Jun 13 2013

Slow, Slow, Quick!Quick! Slow - Do you suffer from Hurry Sickness?

By Gill Dandy. ‘What do you think?’ According to Jeff Immelt, the chairman and chief executive of General Electric, these are the four most important words in business. My problem though is not so much ‘what do I think’ as when do I have time

Feb 07 2013

Tips for time management and managing your workload

As Oscar Wilde once said, "No man is rich enough to buy back his past." Spending your time effectively will mean you get much more out of your life. It is the key to a work/life balance and well being at work. Here

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