Use Ikigai to improve your outlook on life and job satisfaction.

  Many people work at jobs just so they can afford to live, eat and survive. The majority of us also experience some sort of feeling of dread in the hours of Sunday evening all the way through to the start of your work day on the Monday. The Japanese theory of Ikigai suggests that Read more…

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How Valuable Is Your Job?

  David Graeber, the anthropologist, recently published a book which stated and unraveled why up to 40% of us secretly think our jobs aren’t necessary or could easily be done by a software or mechanism. To back this theory, a survey carried out by YouGov in 2015 found that 37% of people believe that their Read more…

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3 Ways to Calm Yourself

  When faced with a situation that causes us to become distressed, our first response is often to act irrationally. Tension hinders our mood and our ability to make good choices and take responsible actions, so for the best outcomes we should try and calm ourselves as fast as possible so that we can resurface Read more…

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Be A Multiplier, Don’t Diminish Your Team.

In most businesses, smart leaders are put in jobs to support other smart individuals. Sometimes it is clear that your own intelligence is being put down and potentially drained by a leader, Liz Wiseman in her book ‘Multipliers’ calls these people ‘Diminishers’. In other instances leaders bring out the intelligence and capabilities of their team, Read more…

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Being The Boss: What Does It Really Take?

Up until now it has been assumed that an intelligent leader is a good leader. But new research into IQ and leadership suggests that being too intelligent in relation to your employees could have negative effects on how they perceive you.

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5 Ways To Improve Your Conversations

Most of us have a range of different conversations throughout an average working day. These can look like anything from department meetings and phonecalls with clients; to grabbing a coffee with a colleague or catching up with a friend. These conversations can be very important, as a positive conversation can have very successful outcomes. However Read more…

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Dos and Don’ts for effective one to ones for your team

Feedback is crucial for teams to be able to thrive. However many of us will find ourselves avoiding taking the time to commit to regular check-in sessions with team members, even though as managers we know the benefits this would bring. The best leaders have one-to-ones with their team members every week, whether over lunch, Read more…

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Does Your Team Away Day Follow These Important Rules?

Many team members will roll their eyes at the thought of a Team Away Day if they have found previous events to be boring and uninspired, or unstructured and ineffective. A well planned event can change this attitude as if you follow the rules below, you will find your team comes away feeling refreshed, inspired Read more…

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5 Essential Features of Successful Conferences

As conference season is well and truly upon us, we have been considering the most important elements of a good team event or away day. If you are planning a conference event then follow these 5 tips to ensure it is a success.

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5 Alternatives to meetings

How many times have you left a meeting feeling like you have achieved nothing? Next time you need to get your team together, consider one of our ideas for alternative meetings to get the most out of your time.

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