Are you a creative thinker?
A little creative thinking can bring a sparkle to your projects. Are you a creative thinker? With these simple techniques you can be by taking ...Read more
How important is it to build trust based relationships at work?
As a business owner, you come up with robust strategies to scale your business and establish a stronghold in the market. But what do you ...Read more
Same old thinking?
Don’t be defensive minded; use smart thinking to underpin your career success. In this article we highlight five essential skills which can help you to ...Read more
A (video) framework for WHEN to be creative…
Creativity training often focuses on HOW to be creative, but rarely talks about WHEN. In this short video from our Introduction to Creativity online course, ...Read more
Read Faster, Remember More
Why do we need to speed read? Aren’t we under enough pressure at work already? If this is your premise then it is time to ...Read more
Why focus on speaking and presentation Skills?
There are many good reasons as to why employers today are focusing more on their employees’ public speaking and presentation skills. In order to remain ...Read more
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
Can you 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