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  • 5 ways to get things done

    Check out our short video for some inspiration on getting things done and join us to get the right Time Management skills.

  • 3 simple ways to improve employee performance

    Great leaders want to ensure their teams are thriving and achieving their goals. . So what happens when team performance slips below expectation? How can we improve individual performance and get things back on track? Here are 3 simple ways to get your team engaged, motivated and satisfied with their work.

  • 7 Under-utilised Excel Features

    Most people think of using Excel just for numbers, but it really is more versatile than that, once you get the hang of the basics here are 7 tips.

  • Empowering others to become OAR-some!

    How to get your team more motivated in 3 easy steps!

  • How to deliver bad news... well

    Let's start with the good news - it can be done! Read our blog to find out how.

  • Top tips for a happy and meaningful 2019

    Ease into 2019 with happiness, meaning and purpose with our top tips for strategies that Researchers have identified to improve levels of happiness.

  • The busy person's guide to reducing stress

    You're busy - how can you drop your stress levels down while still getting your job done? Here's a brief blog with 5 small and effective things you can do now!

  • December Desktop/Digital Declutter

    It's not just a cluttered desk that can cause stress and distraction, desktop and digital clutter matters just as much! By the end of the year our desktops can be overloaded. Use our checklist - end the year ready for a fresh 2019.

  • 11 Possible reasons for difficult customers

    It is easy to work with people you like, and it is even easier to work with people who like you in return. We also know that sooner or later, you'll need to deal with a difficult customer. This can be stressful, and time consuming.

  • Renew and Revitalise

    The wintery weather is almost over and Spring is just around the corner! 

    Spring is a time for rebirth, renewal and regrowth. Take some time now to plan and prepare for the fresh start that Spring can bring - develop a personal renewal plan.

  • Time Bandits

    Have you ever got to the end of the working week and wondered what you’d actually achieved? If so, you’re certainly not alone, and it appears to be an increasingly common phenomenon.

    Work-life is full of deadlines, priorities and routines, all competing for our attention and energy. Unless you are adept at prioritisation, planning and efficient task execution, you may feel that your workload controls you, rather than the other way around!

  • Fact or Fiction

    We only need to look at a news website to see evidence of the diverse types of information we are exposed to.  It can be confusing. When it comes to problem solving and making decisions, how do you be sure you have the right information? How do you know you have quality information? What type of information should you be paying attention to?

  • Mindfulness

    Mindfulness is simply paying attention to the present moment, with curiousity and kindness.

    So why do we need it? We're really distracted. We're really stressed out and we're not very good at managing our stress! Try this simple mindfulness activity, it will help bring you into the present moment.

  • Circle of concern or circle of influence

    In his book The 7 habits of highly effective people, Dr Stephen R Covey talks about the Circle of Concern and Circle of Influence. This model is a way of becoming more self-aware regarding where you focus your time and energy and how proactive you are in certain circumstances.

  • Dealing with difficult bosses

    In his book Coping with toxic managers, subordinates … and other difficult people, Roy H. Lubit states that:

  • Listening as a superpower

    How well do you listen?   Sometimes we think we listen well, yet Dr Stephen Covey famously said, “We listen with the intent to reply, rather than intent to understand.”

  • How to Get the Best Work from Your Remote Team

    Technology has opened up an enormous amount of opportunity for both employees and businesses, including working with remote teams. Having team members from anywhere in the globe has both positives and challenges so we’ve compiled a few points to ensure that you get the best work from your remote team (regardless of what work they do).

  • Winter Fit “Desk”

    With the cooler months settling in, it’s easy to let the warmth of your bed keep you under your covers for longer than normal to avoid going out in dreary weather. The reduced sunlight hours, the cold, and the rain all impact on our motivation to get out there and moving.

    These seven exercises/stretches are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to exercises you can do in your workplace. Don’t let the winter months lull you into a sedentary lifestyle when these are quick and easy to do.

 

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