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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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decision making

Trust Starts with You

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…

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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.…

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How to Recession Proof Your Work

How to Recession Proof Your Work Recession Proof Your Work  Due to the unprecedented effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, many industries, and indeed many markets, are falling on hard times. With the ways of working being changed for longer-term than we ever thought possible, lots of businesses are furloughing staff, making cuts and making changes.…

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Personal Development Planning

Personal Development Planning Many businesses nowadays pay a lot of attention to how they develop their workforce. Managers and leaders are keen to offer staff new opportunities to learn and move their careers forward. There are huge benefits in doing this. It not only makes sense because you get a more qualified workforce but it…

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