Thursday, 14 August 2014

Making Success a Habit


Many books over the years have been written on the power of setting goals; perhaps you have attended a training course or motivational seminar in which ‘setting goals’ was a big part of the programme?

Even though goals are a key piece of the puzzle when creating success, many people end up setting goals of being successful as opposed to simply ‘making success a habit.’


Make your own success

Friday, 1 August 2014

How do you manage your boss?

As a manager, a huge part of your role is to be able to manage your team effectively, take responsibility for their development and wellbeing and get them onside to working towards a common goal. This of course starts with managing yourself. Effective leaders are, first of all, effective in managing themselves, their time, their focus and their emotions. But have you considered that you may also be responsible for managing your boss?
Manage your manager with confidence

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Are You Communicating with your Staff?

On a scale of 1-10, how well do you communicate with your team?
Do you communicate in a directive way, i.e. do you tell them what to do, or do you communicate in a motivational way, by asking them what they think they should do? A motivational leader or manager encourages people to think for themselves. Of course, a directive style does have its place. But if the building was on fire, this is not the time to be coming to a group decision! If you need something done in a particular way and you have an urgent deadline to meet then you need to get this across. There are ways to ask to bring your team onside, making sure they understand what needs doing and why.

What is your communication style?

Thursday, 3 July 2014

How to work from home and stay motivated


The number of people working from home in Britain is continually rising. According to The Office for National Statistics over 3 million people now work from home and this figure has grown from just 2 million in the last few years alone.

Although the benefits of working from home may seem obvious, the challenge can be in keeping up the inspiration and work ethic throughout each day.  This article is to share some simple tips on how you can work from home and stay motivated.

How to stay proactive whilst working from home

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Improving your sales results with great customer service


Sales people have a reputation as being pushy and unlikeable.

Considering that in general ‘people buy from people they like’, it makes us question whether B2B (business to business) and B2C (business to consumer) companies are giving sales people the right skills for the current customer.

The answer: not always.

In this article, we will look at a different approach that focuses on improving your sales results with great customer service, rather than so much through sales techniques. 




Thursday, 5 June 2014

Top Ways to Boost your Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence can sometimes be perceived as fluffy and even a little subjective. 

Fortunately, with more research being done every day on emotional intelligence (or EQ), we are now starting to realise that boosting our EQ can be a sure way to also increase your motivation and work ethic resulting in promotions, increased revenue and a happy workforce.

This article, ‘Top Ways to Boost your Emotional Intelligence’ will share some simple ways you can boost your EQ in a short time and you need nothing other than an open mind and a decision to try each exercise.

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Be more than good at what you do – be the best

We all have influences around us and different patterns of behaviour which shape us as a person, and how we control these can affect our success. Our personal development depends on our attitude and commitment to meeting our goals.  In this article we are going to explore this further, and look at what steps we can take to be the best.