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emotional intelligence

  • cocky and confident man with beard

    Sandra leads a team of Project Managers for a leading IT software development company. An experienced IT developer, she was promoted 5 years ago because of her ability to deliver projects on time and on budget, her ability to control the project management process was particularly impressive...

  • Female Lion in the bush

    Stepping into a leadership role doesn’t mean you need to change your style drastically, and women and men generally do have slightly different challenges when they are in leadership positions. If you are a leader and a woman, by developing a few keys skills you can thrive as a leader and stay true to your personality...

  • man getting upset about being criticised

    No-one enjoys being criticised or from negative and hurtful comments (or the fear of them) often prevent you from doing things you really want to. You might ask yourself ‘What if people don’t like my idea?’ or ‘What if I fail and everyone sees?’...

  • Unhappy woman at her desk

    Many people strive for happiness, the self development world is packed with top tips to silence your demons and think positively. These are all well intended but also concerning, the preoccupation of obliterating any so called negative feelings doesn’t make you happy, it can just store up problems for later...

  • Friend unintentionally offends

    Small talk, in particular, is littered with land mines when it comes to putting your foot in it...

  • Partner tired of selfish behaviour

    Selfish - it doesn’t even sound good does it? That is because for many of us it takes us back to childhood when a well meaning teach or parent used it to tell us off.
    The problem with ‘selfish’ is that all too often people use it to judge and scold others or to stop themselves from doing what they want to do. Where does self respect, self esteem, self determination end and selfishness begin?

  • American Psycho frame

    When we hear the word Psychopath we commonly think of mass murderers and other criminal elements. Did you know that people with psychopathic tendencies make up 1 to 2 percent of the population? We encounter them frequently in our lives and they are particularly well designed for high power corporate positions! Not naming any names of course but we have probably seen a number of them in the news recently. 
    Lets look at some of the characteristics of psychopaths:

  • woman ignoring other opinions

    It’s a frustrating situation. You’re sharing advice or giving instructions and the other person just isn’t listening. Why does this happen? How can you engage others, so they really want to listen? Here are the top tips from our panel:

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