4 Tips Guaranteed to Increase Productivity

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Sleep – increase productivity You simply cannot take getting enough sleep for granted.  Without enough sleep you will, literally, slow down. Whether you work shifts, or 9-5 you need enough sleep if you want to increase productivity. Forget about our concept about time – the minutes and hours we stipulate as day and night.  The […]

Unlock the creative brain – try being a southpaw

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A few weeks ago, I wrote about a study I found intriguing with some interesting findings around the brain and its function with creativity. I decided to try an experiment to unlock my creative brain. Your brain has 2 hemispheres, left and right.  Your left hemisphere functions  with things such as logic, practicalities, reason etc. […]

Resilience and being tested

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Some time ago I wrote an article around resilience as I am asked so often how I find the resilience to keep doing what I do and then something happened recently that highlighted what I had tried to explain in a simpler and more human way: It was an example of being tested. Though I […]

Don’t be too proud to ask for help

Ever had one of those days when your decision to be an entrepreneur seems like a mistake? Do you ask for help? It can be tricky, especially if you are a solopreneur. Everything seems to have gone belly up and you are soldiering on trying to ignore the feelings of doom and gloom. To quote […]

Interdependence vs independence; the argument for cooperative working

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In today’s workplace I hear a lot of verbalisation on giving employees ‘independence’ in their jobs to promote greater productivity. Is independence the right route to follow?  I believe not. I would argue that interdependence is the way forward. Independence isolates, interdependence brings together Independence is the ability to live your life without being helped or influenced […]

Are you feeling isolated? We all need human connection

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When talking to prospective clients one of the things I try to do is delve a little into their personalities and their wishes for their work.  I ask questions such as ‘what makes you happy at work’, ‘what would you ideally like to accomplish’, ‘what do you think is your biggest challenge’, ‘how do you […]

Are you genuine and authentic?

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Being genuine and authentic are much under rated qualities in the modern workplace however they are the foundation and essential to everything that underpins every success story. I recently had the pleasure of delivering a keynote talk, the remit for which was to inspire people to change, create change and be open to change, in […]

Using the right brain functions

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Becoming more creative as a person, a skill that is going to become more and more vital to our survival in the workplace, seems to hinge around us exercising and developing our right brain functions. Most of us are right-handed and neurology has shown that our right handedness is closely connected to our left brain […]

Can You Learn to Become a Creative Person?

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As automation and AI develop at an ever-increasing pace what role can humans expect to play? It is not going to be long before many of the more mundane, formulaic and processes where a programme can be extrapolated will be done by machines.  It is already happening in many industries including the financial services sector […]

Celebrating success, however small, is good for your health

celebrating-success

We are very good at running ourselves down or being critical of our achievements however, how much effort do we put into celebrating success however small? If, like me, you lean towards perfectionist tendencies, then you can be very hard on yourself.  Though you may allow yourself a fleeting sense of accomplishment it is not […]