How biorhythms can affect your day. What are biorhythms? They are the natural ups and downs you experience in your day. Sometimes you feel highly energised, other times you feel a bit slow. Some people are best in the morning,
Team working – do something for someone now! Often with team working activity we look at how to work together. When looking at live situations people often ask us, ‘how can we improve our team working’ and ‘I need to
Written communication skills tip – plan It’s a simple tip. Before you start to write, plan. Take a breath, consider what you are doing, who the target audience is, their perception of things, how they will receive your communication etc.
Time management tip – use the one to one with your manager. Regular one to ones with your manager should occur in professional organisations. These give both people an opportunity to discuss how the work is going, personal development, any
Time management tip – prioritisation Nasty tasks! We all get things to do from time to time which we perceive to be nasty. This could be filing, form filling or a difficult conversation. Whatever it is, we consider it nasty.
Project sponsors One of the ideas people tend to like on our project management training, is that of getting a project sponsor. Projects don’t automatically have a sponsor so it is a decision and action which needs to be made.
Typical project failings Here are some typical project failings that have been communicated to us during our project management training: 1. Over optimistic time deadlines. 2. Not identifying the work was a project in the first place, which meant
The British Psychological Society reports that people who are over-confident can often make others develop an exaggerated view of their skills and capabilities, according to a new study. Research by Newcastle University and the University of Exeter, published in the journal
Handling difficult conversations training for business services received great feedback today. This is a practical workshop focused in the challenges and needs of the participants. Frameworks and ideas are introduced in discussion based on live situations from the people in
Influencing partners can be a challenge but if we follow a few simple guidelines it can be made more straight forward. Some partners can appear direct to the point of bluntness or even rude. Others can talk about the details