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  • Unhappy employee

    We’ve all seen emotions displayed at work. As humans, it’s almost impossible to hide our emotions and often they can be a good thing – showing positive emotions at work can be highly motivating and engaging.

  • Woman wearing marigolds

    I’ll let you into a little secret - no one’s Christmas actually looks like their Facebook post would have you believe. Most of us are just grateful we’ve managed to serve something resembling a dinner and not poisoned anyone in the process.

  • Woman in red hat suffering from a cold

    There’s a reason Christmas Eve is the most common time of year for people to fall ill. Exhausted with the pressure of organising and burning the candle at both ends, most of us roll into the festive season and our bodies take the opportunity for a break - and make us ill. Avoid that this year with a bit of thought and careful planning.

  • colleagues looking a post it notes on a wall

    Helen was a well qualified, competent L&D Manager in the retail industry. Having reached the top end of middle-management she was looking to move up to a Director position but was disappointed not to get promotions on two occasions...

  • Shure Bata 58 Microphone

    It’s risky; speaking up. Many people miss the opportunity for fear of getting it wrong only to regret later not having said anything. Even though speaking up is often spontaneous, a reaction to something unexpected, it doesn’t mean you can’t prepare...

  • Stone balancing

    It’s tough when you feel pulled in different directions, unable to spend time doing the things you want to. Building a good work life balance is a very personal thing because we are all different - to some people sitting on a beach is relaxing - to some it is the very definition of boredom!...

  • Old vintage photo collection

    Forgetting things is part of being human, it happens to us all sometimes. If you are revising or doing a talk or presentation and need to remember some essential things, or even if you just want to improve your memory skills, here are some fool proof ways to create memory pegs that will make memorising easier...

  • Female boxer kissing glove

    Have you ever wondered why the projects that excite you don’t seem to appeal to other people? Why some people love certain elements of their job that other people hate? Why ‘motivational’ talks inspire some people and turn off others?...

  • 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?’...

  • woman looks at herself in the mirror

    If you are not a naturally reflective person, it can be hard to even comprehend the point of it. You are probably a more action oriented, just get it done kind of person. Countless research, including the study we did for our first book Real Leaders for the World highlights the benefits of some reflection and that successful people use it well, to help them be even more successful...

  • 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...

  • A split in the road

    All or nothing people are often very happy to tell you that, and there are many things all or nothing people do well. They can be highly committed and enthusiastic about things making them an inspiring and creative leader, employee or life partner...

  • Friend unintentionally offends

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

  • Man holding out an advice ticket

    When someone tells you about their problem or dilemma, it can be hard to resist the urge to jump in with suggestions and solutions. Human beings love solving other people’s problems, even though we are often less good at solving our own. It makes us feel wanted, needed, valuable and sometimes even a bit powerful.

  • Stressed out man with pen
  • Happy people dancing up the street

    There are many ways to be happy and successful, there is no magic formula. Instead happy and successful people live by some useful Principles and do them their own way...

  • 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:

  • glass of water

    The words we use matter. When we speak or hear a word we make pictures and sounds in our minds, and that impacts how we feel and behave. So it’s important to be clear about what we are saying, to ourselves and others. In this series, John will explore the meaning and impact of common words we use and ask the question ‘Do we know what we’re saying?’

  • Covid 19 Hand Sanitiser

    What a difference a week makes. Most of us are now working remotely and the country is in virtual lockdown - evidence of just how quickly the Coronavirus is affecting every aspect of our daily lives. If we are feeling unsure about how to respond - that’s because this is unlike anything we’ve encountered.

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