Interesting perspective from a BBC podcast This is a fascinating podcast from the BBC’s Analysis programme. We all look for talent when recruiting and we look to develop talent in our people. But does talent exist? This programme explores
Tips on improving personal efficiency – Meetings – The objective Take a step back and look at all the meetings you attend, weekly monthly, quarterly. Ask yourself the following questions about each meeting: 1. What is the objective of this
Tip to improve your writing – plan! It’s so easy to start an email, or document and get stuck in quickly. But planning before we start, can save time later. Planning means we set out the document before we start
Better writing tip – before you start, stop! Before you start writing the email, proposal, or document, stop. Take a step back and plan. Especially if you have direct personality characteristics, where the temptation is to just get it done.
Assertive is not aggressive! It is a common misunderstanding that assertive behaviour is aggressive. To avoid this we use a simple definition. Aggression; where one person only has an interest in their own point of view Assertion; where a person
Tip on how to improve your performance in 2015 What can you do to improve your performance this year? One tip is to review 2014. What worked? What didn’t? What did you spend time on which ended up being a
How to motivate your team? There is one simple step in order to motivate your team. It is not radical. It is not rocket science. But many people forget. Ask your team members what motivates them, and what de-motivates them.
What can we learn from this day in history? US Airways Flight 1549 makes an emergency landing into the Hudson River shortly after takeoff from LaGuardia Airport in New York City. All passengers and crew members survive. If you’ve
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,
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.