Category Archives: Business Skills Articles

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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Put On Your Thinking Hat

Unproductive meetings are the bane of project manager’s lives. Bad meetings waste a great deal of project management time and company money. But it is not having a meeting that is the problem, rather the way the meeting is co-ordinated. (more…)
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Managing Your Manager

All of us report to a boss and we need to work effectively with them. But not all managers are good managers and it can be frustrating working for a difficult boss. (more…)
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What Tomorrow’s Workplace Will look Like

Globalisation, diversity, an aging workforce and changes in technology are just some of the many changes that have already affected the way we work. In this article we take a look at what the workplace of the future may look like. (more…)
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Influential Women

The popular radio 4 programme “Woman’s Hour” holds an annual event where it sets a panel of judges the difficult task of identifying the top ten most influential women in the UK. The ability to influence and persuade people is an important business skill, so what does the 2015 list reveal about this important subject?…
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