Personal effectiveness

Mar 15 2018

Speed reading in the digital age

By David AylwinIf you could have a super-power, what would it be? It would be nice to be able to fly, obviously, but cheap airlines make it a bit of a waste of a super-power. You can go to Nice for £30 without it, and

Mar 05 2018

Equality: how to fix your own unconscious bias

By Jakki Bendell Recent outcries over sexual harassment and pay gaps have shone a spotlight on equality and diversity at work, but these very public issues are the tip of the iceberg. A wider problem lies beneath the surface, in our own unconscious biases.

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

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