Category Archives: Business Skills Articles

Overcoming Procrastination

As professional business people taking ownership and being accountable should be a fundamental part of the way we work. This means we must make decisions. However, when we procrastinate we are not doing this. So what causes otherwise rational adults to become habitual procrastinators? (more…)
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Deliberate Procrastination

Why would anyone deliberately procrastinate? After all, every time management guru tells us that procrastination wastes our valuable time… but is it always wrong to put things off? (more…)
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Presentation Skills – Overcoming Glossophobia Part 2

Glossophobia is the psychologists name for the common fear people have about standing up in front of an audience of their peers, colleagues or customers. In part one of this blog we looked at managing our fears before the presentation begins. Now we will look at managing our fears during the presentation. (more…)
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Presentation Skills – Overcoming Glossophobia

Speaking in front of your colleagues, peers or customers can be a daunting prospect that can create a degree of anxiety in even the most confident person. This anxiety of public speaking is so common that the psychologists even have a name for it – Glossophobia. Yet this fear can be overcome allowing you to…
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Are You Listening?

Good listening is like driving a car – we like to think that we are better at it than other people on the road, but this is rarely true. Most of us do not really listen when someone else is speaking. This inability to listen well can affect our relationships at work and so makes…
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How to Be Successful

In a previous blog we asked some highly successful business leaders for their thoughts on whether success should be considered a destination or a journey. All of them agreed that it was very much an on-going journey. This being the case we were interested in what has helped them along their journey to success. Here…
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Business Success – Journey or Destination?

Most of us want to be effective and successful, but should we set “being successful” as an objective for ourselves, or are we better considering becoming successful as an ongoing and never ending journey? We put this question to three very successful business leaders. This is what they think. (more…)
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Dealing With Distractions At Work

The modern working environment is full of distractions and many employees find it challenging to stay focused on the work and achieve the tasks they need to complete. (more…)
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Time Management Tips for Really Busy People

Do you always have a lot to do and never enough time to do it all? The clock ticks relentlessly on and your to-do list gets larger rather than smaller, despite your best efforts. Before you sink under your ever increasing workload, take a couple of minutes to check that you really are using this…
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