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Time Management: The 90-Minute Rule of Scheduling

We often lie in bed at night and think “Right. Tomorrow I’m going to be productive. I’m going to check everything off of my list: wake up early, cook a healthy breakfast, organise my desk, answer all of my emails, crush my deadlines,  go for a run…” and the list goes on. Often we end up waking up with that same motivation but quickly become distracted and achieve less than half of what we set out to do. This can leave us feeling frustrated and cause us to put our tasks off until tomorrow once again. Rinse, repeat and what do you have? Well, you’ve got poor time management. Don’t worry, most of us do too.

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Personal Development Plan: Get Your Career on Track

Your future depends on the decisions you make now. It sounds like a lot of pressure but with a Personal Development Plan, it doesn’t have to be. (more…)

Brexit: The Soft Skills you Would Need to Negotiate your own Deal

It is reportedly ‘a key moment in Brexit negotiations’ which would suggest that an agreement between the UK and the EU could be finalised any day now. Yet it appears that any solution could also be far from being on the horizon and those optimistic for a decision to be made soon will likely have to continue to be patient. (more…)

Communication Skills: Public Speaking

 

 

There are many methods to train a team but one of the most successful is getting everyone up to speed through a group discussion or program. Running a successful training session will put your communication skills to the test and often involve the ever-dreaded Public Speaking.

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#MindfulHacks — So, Are You Now A Top Mindful Fish?

Other pieces in this short series of #MindfulHacks to help you to become a Top Mindful Fish have also been available on Thoughts And Ideas on Medium.

And in previous instalments we’ve looked at what Mindfulness really means in practice — How it can help prepare and educate our children for their future — Improve business performance — & take you from being a good leader to being a really great one!

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Four ways to improve your team’s motivation

There’s no disputing the fact that motivation matters. Motivation is hugely important, both on a personal level and within the workplace. It’s an essential tool for success. And of course there’s no denying the correlation between motivation and productivity.   (more…)

Measuring the ROI of L&D: what does success look like?

Before you commence any L&D initiatives in your workplace, it’s a good idea to think about what your overall goal is, and decide on what success would look like to your company. Being able to measure the ROI of L&D is incredibly important, and can ensure the continuing success of any L&D initiatives you put in place.   (more…)

Lack of soft skills is costing you business

In this digital age both businesses and individuals are increasingly forgetful about the power of good old-fashioned people skills.  

The fact of the matter is that all companies rely entirely on the people working within them, and that’s what determines their success. So, people skills really do matter, both internally and externally in business. Here are four key reasons why you need to think about people skills within your workforce.   (more…)

Visual notetaking essentials: A picture really does paint a thousand words

Do you want to be able to capture large amounts of information in a short space of time? Visual notetaking describes the real time process of converting what you; see, think and hear, into a series of images and words. This holistic approach will have you creating visually stunning, useful and engaging notes in no time. (more…)

Reading is still the best way to learn

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that reading a book is one of the best ways to learn. However, digital innovations have brought with them new ways to absorb information and share knowledge, such as webinars, live courses and videos. So, is reading still the key way to learn new information, or could content such as video take over?   (more…)