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...]

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...]

Think stress is a badge of honour? Think again.

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Your accident stats are great.  You are performing well on the health and safe front and proud of it.  But what about the dangers you can’t see?  The risks you might not be measuring but that could one day jump out and bite you. I’m talking about stress. If I asked if you or your people were stressed what would you say? ‘Everyone’s stressed.  It’s just part of life’. ‘No such thing as stress, … [Read more...]

The clocks went back – what did you do with your extra hour?

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The clocks went back – what did  you do with your extra hour? I love it when the clocks go back in the UK and we ‘gain’ an extra hour. What did you do with it? Stay out knowing that it wasn’t really that late? Or deliberately wake at your usual time but luxuriate in the knowledge that you had an extra hour in bed?   For me, it always feels like I’ve been given a gift – illogical I know, but … [Read more...]

How do you build your dream Generation Y employee?

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 What is a dream employee? Obviously, this will vary from company to company and even amongst individuals in the same company but, if you are like most Managers, you are strung out, frazzled, overworked and stressed. So, often, what you want, above all else, is someone who is genuinely interested in the job you’ve given them. Someone who feels passionate about the company, wants to learn, … [Read more...]