How to be a better manager

Stephen is a very busy manager in the corporate world.  He cares about his team and his family and friends.  But he’s feeling frustrated at the moment because all he really wants to do is deliver on his KPIs and do a good job.  But he’s constantly held back by a shortage of time, workload and not getting what he needs from his team in terms of productivity and autonomy. He feels like he’s … [Read more...]

9 Ways to Cope with Criticism

Do find yourself hating appraisals because you are afraid of what your Manager might say about you? Do you react really badly to criticism? If you do, you’re not alone. No one likes being told they’ve done badly and some of us go out of our way to avoid any kind of negative feedback at all! But getting upset and angry isn’t going to help. Instead work on keeping an open mind and learn to use … [Read more...]

Do you have staff who are absent due to stress?

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Stress affects all aspects of productivity, including decision-making, creativity, learning and building relationships, so what effect is this having on organizations? When we are stressed our brains shrink and it’s like losing about 15 IQ points.  If you consider that over half of employees report levels of stress high enough to make them ill, does this mean that most organizations are … [Read more...]

Try this 60 Second Tranquilliser – it works!

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Do you find yourself regularly getting tense and anxious? Or maybe you have an important presentation or interview coming up. Try this quick and easy breathing technique . It's a simple and powerful trick you can use at any time when you feel worried, tense, nervous or anxious. You can also use when you simply need to gather your focus and attention. The benefit of this exercise is … [Read more...]

How do you know if you have a problem with work related stress?

Businesswoman suffering from a headache

You pride yourself on being a caring company.  You want your employees to do well, progress and stay with you.  But you’re not sure if stress might be a problem for some of them. Firstly, it’s important to recognise work-related stress as a significant health and safety issue that can have damaging financial and operational impacts.  Recent estimates put the cost of work related stress absence … [Read more...]