Category Archives: Team News

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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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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Could lack of sleep be affecting your performance at work?

Just like eating healthily and exercising, we all know that getting enough sleep is good for us. But you might not realise just how much of an impact that a lack of sleep can have on your work. The amount of sleep that you need will vary from person to person, but if you regularly Read more…

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Why You Need To Try Something New

Often in business people stick with tried and tested methods, or follow certain processes not because it is the most efficient way; but because historically that is just how things have been done. 

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Take the Good Boss Test

Everyone likes to think of themselves as a good boss, but leading a team can have its challenges. Try this test to measure your manager, or if you dare to quantify your own leadership qualities.

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10 Tips to Help You Be a Better Leader

Getting enough sleep is important not just for our health, but in order to function as a good leader. This, combined with a positive team, honesty and much more is the perfect recipe for great leadership.  Follow these 10 tips closely and you yourself could be on the way to becoming a great team leader Read more…

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