Goal Setting – Your big shiny goal

Following on from my previous articles; find your purpose and self assessment – the 1st step, you now have a pretty clear picture of who and where you are right now so what is the next step on the road to finding your purpose? I personally found this to be the fun part when I […]

How Can You Reach Your Goal If You Don’t Know Your Purpose

If you are feeling stuck in a rut, feeling unfulfilled, are jealous of other’s successes, or are simply frustrated that you are not further along to where you think you should be then read on. I wrote a little while back about humans needing a purpose: What I didn’t realise until recently is that not […]

Back to Work – Post Holiday Planning

Are you ready to get back to work? I’ve often mused over the saying ‘the older you get the faster time goes’ as it does seem to generally hold true but I think I would now change it to ‘the older you get the faster change happens’. It only seems like yesterday that it was […]

Maintaining communication – keeping the connection

Keeping Open the Lines of Communication- maintaining communication is important Most industries have a lull during their trading year.  There is almost always a month where not much is going on in sales or where the closure rate is no longer as imperative as it was in the other months. You may be making fewer […]

Beating Stress & Having Fun; Hobbies & Interests

The importance of hobbies and interests in beating stress Most of us pride ourselves on working so hard and effectively that we find we don’t have time to indulge our interests outside of work.  What we forget is that these outside interests may well make us more productive inside. Not only that- research shows that […]

The Dangers of Stress – And How to Overcome Stress

Is it important to overcome stress? It’s been well documented the work hours lost attributed to stress.  An expensive condition to both employee, employer and the self-employed.  And yet we still push ourselves to the limit and don’t raise our heads enough to notice that this month is a perfect time to slow down a […]

The Blame Game – a game with no winners

For more years than I care to remember I have heard numerous companies stating that they ‘want to get away from the blame game’ they want to promote a culture of inclusivity where employees can voice concerns or point out problems without fear of retribution. However, I see very little evidence that this is not […]

Round Peg/Square Hole – the skills and job mismatch

I’ve deliberately switched this saying around as have you not sometimes come across people who don’t quite seem to fit their role and are rattling around knocking against the sides of their expected employment? It could be that their role is not challenging them enough, or is too challenging.  It could be that their personal […]

Creative Space and brilliant ideas

Does your business have a creative space? Now here is a business idea I love and have adopted myself. At one of my clients’ offices I saw a glassed off area within their normal offices.  Inside were beanbags, funky paintings, an area with jelly beans and other treats, wipeable painted walls and decor that suggested […]

What is the Point of Lessons if we don’t learn?

As well as being upset, along with the rest of the nation, as to the recent tragedy unfolding with the Grenfell fire I have also been deeply aggravated by the governments’ response of setting up a public inquiry into what happened and what were the causes. Every time a major public tragedy occurs this is […]