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June 7, 2018

Your Top Tips for Making a Big Decision

What shall I have for lunch? Tuna or chicken sandwich? Easy. I prefer chicken, so chicken it is. Do I drive to the conference next week, or take the train? I’d have to get up crazy early to catch the train. On the other hand, I could get stuck in traffic if I drive. But […]

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November 8, 2017

How to Motivate People – Your Top Tips

When it comes to motivational clichés, I've heard them all. "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade."  Or perhaps that old classic: "Keep calm and carry on." But, before you roll your eyes, clichés can work. Just look at Nike's world-famous "Just Do It" slogan. It's one that reportedly helped the company to increase its share […]

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August 16, 2017

Your Top Tips: Favorite Workplace Apps and Software

Are there any apps that you just can't live without? Or a piece of software that you'd trust with your work life? Would you really cope if you lost your task management apps, or if you were disconnected from instant messaging? For some people, losing their favorite software would be like losing an arm – […]

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March 29, 2017

Your Top Tips For Getting Noticed at Work

Years ago, when newspapers were opening as well as folding, I was part of the editorial team that was setting up a new weekly newspaper. We were up against two long-established papers that were both essential reading on our patch, so we really had to work hard to get our foot in the door and […]

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January 4, 2017

How to Stop Your Workload From Snowballing During the Holidays

Like many of you, yesterday was my first day back in the office after what I had hoped would be a serene and calming Christmas holiday (but what became – as per usual – a non-stop cavalcade of cooking, wrapping up presents, cooking, meeting up with friends and family, and yet more cooking). Saying that, it was […]

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November 9, 2016

Improving Decision Making: Techniques, Tools and Tips

I hold my hands up. I'm terrible at decision making. From the most basic to the biggest of decisions, it can take me ages to make my mind up. The Perils of Too Much Choice Yes, it's great to have choice, and we've never had more choice than we do now. But sometimes it can […]

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