How to Edit Your Own Writing – 5 Habits of Successful Business Writers
Writing well is a skill that many of us need at work and in other areas of life. Written documents, emails, blogs and websites form ...Read more
Great Ideas MUST Be Well Communicated
Generating fresh ideas is all very well, but of little or no use to your organisation if the ideas aren’t well communicated. Here we explore ...Read more
Plastic Packaging Reduction In Illumine’s Course Materials
About a year ago, Illumine decided to change its supplier of course materials. The primary driver in making this change was to improve the quality ...Read more
Top Ten Tips for Proofreading Your Own Work
Proofreading is an absolutely essential part of creating a written piece of work, whatever that may be. Mistakes and typos look unprofessional, fail to convey ...Read more
Smiling – The Universal Sign of Happiness
Smiling not only shows other people that you are feeling happy, it’s actually proven to make you feel happier! Smiling Before Birth Recent developments in ...Read more
How to Break Negative Work Patterns
Very often the situations in life seem to follow patterns. The same circumstances happen again and again, we find ourselves dealing with the same kind ...Read more
Should ‘Lunch and Learns’ be on the menu?
Lunch and learn sessions are back in vogue. Well at least they are in some quarters. And in others, the lunch ‘n learn workshops have ...Read more
Training Needs Analysis – How to Identify the Right Courses to Take
Providing your staff with training which enables them to gain new skills is vital. Investing in the development of the people who already work for ...Read more
How do you motivate different people…differently?
The Key to Motivating People One of the greatest things about the human race is the infinite differences between us all. Our likes and dislikes ...Read more
Work Life Balance – Is Yours an Issue? – 5 Tips
As with so many things, leading a fulfilling life is all about balance. There’s often a fine balance between what we need to do and ...Read more
You Can’t Please Everyone All the Time. Can you?
It’s true that pleasing the people around you, both at work and at home, can feel good. Creating harmony, helping people out and being a ...Read more
Career Change After 40?
Is 40 the new 30? Well if you are thinking about shifting to a completely new career, it might just be. There’s no reason that ...Read more
Why do ergonomics matter in the workplace?
What Is Ergonomics? According to The Collins English Dictionary, ‘Ergonomics is the study of how equipment and furniture can be arranged in order that people ...Read more
6 Ways To Keep Loving Your Work
It’s easy to fall out of love with the work that we do. Repetition, routine, recurrent problems and boredom lead to apathy and, eventually, disenchantment. ...Read more
Improve Your Workspace – Feng Shui or Common Sense?
With average weekly working hours on the rise, we all spend a sizeable chunk of our lives in the workplace. Yet, whilst it’s common practice ...Read more
The Hidden Costs of Chaos…How to Get Back in Control
The Chaotic Lifestyle Being in a permanent state of chaos can sometimes happen without us even realising. Here’s a quick check to see whether your ...Read more
6 Ways to Be More Assertive at Work
There is a full spectrum of behaviours at work between passive and aggressive. If you fall towards either end of this scale, your productivity, stress ...Read more
How can we meditate to improve our work performance?
Meditation is an ancient art. However, more and more people are now enjoying the benefits of this simple yet effective practice. But can meditation really ...Read more
Can’t Sleep? 7 Ways To Beat Insomnia
What if You Can’t Sleep? If you find getting regular and quality sleep time a problem, you’re not alone. According to the charity Mental Health ...Read more
How To Develop Tailored Management Development Programmes
Management development should be an essential part of any organisation’s plans to enhance performance. But in a recent poll of managers and directors in SMEs, ...Read more