Are you Self-Sabotaging? 5 Key Signs and How to Change
What is Self-Sabotaging? Has it ever occurred to you that you’re sometimes your own worst enemy? Perhaps you set yourself goals to achieve, yet often ...Read more
The Art of the Ice Breaker
What is an Ice Breaker? When new groups of people come together with the objective of achieving the same aim, it’s essential they feel comfortable ...Read more
Artwork for Businesses – Why it’s a Great Idea
Did you know that the Deutsche Bank in London features artwork by both Anish Kapoor and Damien Hirst? The bank actually displays 60,000 works of ...Read more
Are You A Workaholic? 10 Signs and How to Fix it!
Is Being Addicted to Work a Problem? Being committed to your work is something to be proud of. Knowing that you are doing a good ...Read more
So, Does Working From Home Really Work?
Making a Success of Working from Home Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work from home? For some people, the idea ...Read more
Ten Ways to Use Your Commuting Time Productively
Commuting – a Way of Life A long commute to work is a reality for millions of people every day. And commutes are getting longer ...Read more
Are we all Project Managers now?
Modern working life is full of complexity, added responsibilities and accountability. In the past, many organisations were quite rigidly structured. The hierarchy of management was ...Read more
Lessons from Learning French – And a Brilliant New Methodology!
In this article, Illumine Training’s Founder (21 years ago) and current CEO – who has been learning French for several years – reflects on the ...Read more
Can We Do More With Less? – A Surprisingly Effective Alternative
Achieve more, do less and NEED less In problematical economic times, or simply during belt-tightening activities, many of us have been encouraged to ‘do more ...Read more
Can we learn from the Great Communicators?
Why Communication Skills are so Important Great communication skills are vital in business. Whether you are dealing with clients, colleagues or managers, being able to ...Read more
Generation Z – A Guide for Older Generations
Who (or What) Are Generation Z? Generation Z, also sometimes called the Post-Millenials or the iGeneration, are the demographic group who followed the Millenials. Usually, ...Read more
Business Clichés – Part Three
Hopefully, you’ve enjoyed the first two parts of this series. Before we ‘over-mine this rich vein’ of business clichés… in the final part (for now!) ...Read more
Business Clichés Part Two – Blue Sky Thinking
Following on from our last article, Business Clichés – There’s no I in TEAM, we’re going to have a look at a couple more commonly ...Read more
Business Clichés – ‘There’s no I in TEAM’
Clichés of the Business World The corporate world could be considered as ‘full to the brim’ with clichéd phrases designed to motivate, inspire and encourage ...Read more
Strategic Thinking – Improve Your Thinking…and Your Business
What is Strategic Thinking? Albert Einstein said, “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them”. It’s ...Read more
IQ and EQ – What Are They and Which is Most Important?
What is IQ and What Does it Mean? Albert Binet observed how children’s performance is affected not only by their inherent intelligence but also by ...Read more
Listen to Your Gut Feeling
The expressions, ‘listen to your gut feeling’ or ‘trust your gut’ are widely used. Both expressions describe a method of noticing the physical sensations in ...Read more
Innovation – Leading Business Forward
Why are Creativity and Innovation Key to Success? When we say that someone is creative in business, it usually means that they have an open-minded ...Read more
Power Posing – ‘Fake it ‘til you make it’
A Look at How Our Body Language Changes Who We Are What Does Your Body Language Say About You? In the 1960s, a team of ...Read more
Right-handed For Good?
Why Are We Right-handed or Left-handed? According to Natalie Uomini, a renowned archaeologist at the University of Liverpool, “There has never been any report of ...Read more