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...]

Try this 60 Second Tranquilliser – it works!

is stress costing you money

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...]

Make Stress your Friend

Keep employees fit and able to work.

And the awful thing is, life just seems to get more stressful. We are available 24/7, work is seeping (or flooding in some cases) into our private time and everything just seems to be going faster and faster.So, we are often encouraged to see stress as something to be reduced, avoided at all costs, squashed or ignored.We’ve turned stress into the enemy and we are scared of it.But it doesn’t have … [Read more...]

Have you ever boiled a frog?

have you ever boiled a frog

If you’ve never boiled a frog you may not know that, if you try to put a frog in boiling water  it will hop straight back out as soon as it senses the danger. But if you put the same frog (poor thing) in cool water and gradually increase the heat it will stay there until it boils to death. Why am I telling you this? Because, under stress you might be reacting like the second frog. The heat … [Read more...]