Yearly Archives: 2014

4 Reasons Why Most Meetings Fail

Meetings can be extremely productive, but on the other hand there are a number of reasons why a meeting might achieve little or nothing at all. Meetings like this aren’t uncommon, but what makes a meeting “fail”? Here are 4 reasons why your meetings might be failing to reach their potential: Loss of Focus It Read more…

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5 Tips To Make Your Christmas Party Memorable For The Right Reasons

The annual Christmas party is often seen as a chance to let a year’s worth of tension out in one go. This could be a member of staff enjoying the Mulled Wine a bit too much or it could be an argument amongst members of staff who haven’t always seen eye to eye throughout the Read more…

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Team Building Exercises Can Help Relieve Stress

Complaints of work related stress are common and constantly on the rise. The latest report from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) shows that 40% of the total cases of stress (1,073,000), were work related. A little stress can help push people to achieve, but too much stress can be damaging and have detrimental effects, not Read more…

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Motivate Your Team In 5 Simple Steps

Motivating your team can have a big impact on performance and the general atmosphere in the workplace. So, we have created 5 simple steps to follow that will give your team a boost and increase overall productivity. 1. Share positive news During meetings, or around the office during conversation, share information about strategic moves and Read more…

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10 Ways To Change Your Day

It’s easy to form habits and spend most of the working week doing the same thing each day. Change is energising, so instead of taking the London Tube, eating the same foods and wearing the same clothes, why not make a few alterations to your daily routine? Here are 10 ways to transform your day: Read more…

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5 Tips To Help Your New Team Perform

Bruce Tuckman’s wise words about the 4 stages of development (Forming, Storming, Norming and Performing) are as relevant now as they were 50 years ago. Improving the performance of a team right from the outset is important, so here are 5 ways you can get them started on the right foot: 1.       Embrace Different Strengths Read more…

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What Should Your Team Achieve At A Team Building Day?

Team building days present a unique opportunity to achieve a number of positive outcomes for your team, some of which we will mention in this blog. The potential of team building events can often be lost due to rushed planning, a simple lack of energy and fun and some unrealistic expectations, but a good team Read more…

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Five Ideas For Instant Team Motivation

Improving your team’s motivation doesn’t always have to cost the company money. Read our top tips on how you can improve your team’s morale with little effort and no monetary investment! 1. Take time to thank your team at least once a day. Try not to stick to just a simple ‘Thank you’ when they Read more…

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3 Lessons Our Children Can Teach Us About Leadership

When thinking about leadership in the workplace we often concentrate on lessons learned from our bosses. But our children could be teaching us more about leadership than we actually realise. If we pay attention to our children we can learn these 3 lessons from them, and apply this to leadership in the office: Children can Read more…

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Avoid These Top 3 Leadership Fails

Making mistakes is often forgiven when the outcome is small but when bad decisions are made by leaders, the outcomes can be far, far worse. Here are the top 3 leadership fails: Social Media – Social media has grown 10-fold over the last decade and although it gives people and companies a licence to share Read more…

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