Information overload? Five tips for reading faster!
In today’s fast paced business environment it’s essential to be able to absorb material quickly and efficiently. How much reading do you do in a ...Read more
Is NLP for you?
Is NLP for you? Business communication with NLP Neuro-Linguistic Programming – or NLP – is an approach to communication, personal development and psychotherapy. Created in ...Read more
How to be a successful report writer
Planning: the key to successful report writing For many of us report writing is an essential part of our working lives. What is the key ...Read more
Yes, you can increase your brainpower!
Is it really possible to increase your brainpower and improve your creativity – whatever your age, training and background? Is there some scientific basis for ...Read more
Under pressure? Learn to think on your feet!
I don’t know about you, but I like to feel I am well prepared for challenges in the workplace. If an important meeting is looming, ...Read more
Steve Jobs on creativity
‘Only connect’ – Steve Jobs on creativity The name of Steve Jobs is synonymous with creativity in business. Jobs’ achievements at Apple are legendary. There, ...Read more
Are you a Lark or an Owl?
Larks vs Owls: lessons from sporting performance As a manager, an important aspect of getting the best from your employees – and from yourself – ...Read more
What’s your leadership style?
What makes an outstanding leader? There is no one answer. Some of the best leaders have been quiet, analytical types, always willing to listen and with their ...Read more
Employee Engagement – PassionWorks® Model – The Role of Progress
In this short video, the third of three, I introduce the importance of Progress in sustaining passion at work. I’ve included a transcript for anyone ...Read more
Employee Engagement – PassionWorks® Model – The Role of Meaning
In this short video, the second of three, I introduce the importance of Meaning in sustaining passion at work. I’ve included a transcript for anyone ...Read more
Richard Branson on Resilience
We all know Richard Branson – founder of the immensely successful Virgin Group of over 300 companies worldwide – as one of the most iconic ...Read more
Employee Engagement – Introduction to the PassionWorks® Model
In this short video, the first of three, I introduce the PassionWorks® model, explaining how passion, or high levels of employee engagement, occurs. Below, I’ve ...Read more
Soft Skills are vital…
An interesting piece from the BBC about the enormous value (£88bn) of ‘soft skills’ http://bbc.in/1wXrMv3 . No surprise to those of us who are proud ...Read more
Is change a friend or foe?
Everyone knows that people respond differently to challenging situations. To some extent this is owing to their individual experience. As managers we need to manage ...Read more
20% off our January public courses
Time is running out – 20% off our January public courses below… For a limited period we are offering 20% discount on our January public ...Read more
A new year, a new challenge?
The start of a New Year is an opportunity for taking stock of our lives, and setting new goals and challenges for the year ahead. ...Read more
From Manager to Leader?
“The manager’s job is to plan, organize and coordinate. The leader’s job is to inspire and motivate.” So says Warren Bennis (1925 – ) – ...Read more
Passionate Leadership – presenting the passionworks model (video)
Director of Training, Clive Lewis, was asked to present on the subject of ‘Passionate Leadership’ at the Connect event held in London’s Savoy Hotel in ...Read more
4 Tips for nervous public speakers
Confident public speaking: tips for nervous presenters Are you confident about speaking in front of an audience? According to a Wall Street Journal article, the ...Read more
3 Innovations in Education
My three favourite innovations in… education Creative and innovative thinking are vital to success in any area of life. Education – whether in the workplace ...Read more