When Adults Learn

When Adults Learn There is a lot of talk lately of how adults learn, finding the right learning style and how to make the most of it. But with full-time work, exciting social lives and so much to do, we think the real question might be when do adults learn? How do you find the […]

How to Optimise Meetings

How to Optimise Meetings Practically anyone who has ever worked for a business has at sometime been called into a meeting. For managers and leaders it’s part and parcel of their week. You can’t really avoid them. Ask any business owner what they would like to change about meetings and they’ll probably say making them […]

Managing a Team – Same or Different?

Managing a Team – Should You Treat Everyone The Same? A common question of management is whether or not you should treat everyone in the team in the same way. At first, it sounds like there is a simple solution – of course you should treat everyone in the same way! People tend to assume […]

How to Concentrate in the Workplace

How to Concentrate in the Workplace It would seem that concentration is a rare commodity nowadays. We’re more willing to be distracted by the ‘shiny-shiny’ than ever before. There’s so much vying for our attention whether we’re at home or at work. Short attention spans might be down to our fast paced, digitised world but […]

Why You Should Manage People Like You Manage Money

Why You Should Manage People Like You Manage Money People management, as any successful business owner will tell you, is not easy. While juggling the finances and understanding your profits and losses can be relatively simple, putting the right people in place in your company and getting the most out of them is a much […]

How To Be a Good Listener as a Leader

How To Be a Good Listener as a Leader If you ask many great business leaders what their most important quality is, listening is almost always up there near the top. Most people don’t realise it’s a skill not a quality. You have to learn to be a good listener. And, unless you put in the […]

How to Handle Office Politics – Emotion Vs Logic

How to Handle Office Politics – Emotion Vs Logic Office politics are unavoidable. Even if your current office has a fun and friendly environment, probability says you will face office politics at some point or another during your career. The important thing to remember is that there are actually rules! We’re going to show you […]

Why Overwork Kills Productivity

Why Overwork Kills Productivity Working long hours and cramming everything you can into your day while not getting much back in return could be damaging your productivity as well as your health. It’s actually a scenario that is more common than you think in today’s high pressure work environments. The media last year reported that […]

Trust Starts with You

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Trust starts with you – Stuart’s Statements Trust is a behaviour that I am passionate about in the workplace. There have been numerous circumstances where I have offered my trust to others, and equally, not to others. Most of the time this decision has been based on gut feel, no scientific approach behind my decision […]

Why Promotion Breeds Incompetence in Managers

Why Promotion Breeds Incompetence in Managers Your best employees are not necessarily going to make the best managers, at least not without some form of training. That’s something many business owners don’t necessarily realise. A high flying salesperson, for example, might not be as good with organising staff as they are at selling your product. […]