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Stress Management

Energy building rituals

Energy building rituals

The working world is getting more and more demanding. In difficult economic times, the employee is asked to give more and increase their productivity. If not managed properly, this can add a significant amount of additional stress to the lives of each employee. To increase productivity, you often need to increase your energy levels. When […]

How to respond to stress before it gets worse

How to respond to stress before it gets worse

Stress is something which is best avoided. The consequences of prolonged exposure to stress can be quite severe, having a serious impact on your health, your relationships and your ability to hold onto your job. You may confuse pressure with stress but this can be a dangerous mistake to make. Pressure exists to the point […]

7 Natural energy boosters

7 Natural energy boosters

You know those sluggish days when you have little or no energy? You feel as though you couldn’t possibly get anything important done. Here is the harsh reality; everyone gets days like that and if you want to keep on top of your work, you need to find a way to suck it up and […]

Time Management

High productivity levels. Why organisation is essential

High productivity levels. Why organisation is essential

If you want to achieve high productivity levels, you have to be organised. You need to have a system which enables you to stay on top of each item that comes your way; from the time it arrives, to the time that you move it on.  Getting organised is not as difficult as it first […]

Weekly time management review. Keeping on top of your work.

Weekly time management review. Keeping on top of your work.

Having been a little ill over the last few weeks, I have found that this week, my weekly time management review is even more important than usual. Regular readers will know that I often stress the importance of regulary reviewing your time management and productivity system; preferably weekly. We are all human and we make […]

Balance your focus and learn to eat the elephant

Balance your focus and learn to eat the elephant

Throughout your working life, you will regularly be required to take on new challenges. These challenges may push you beyond your current capabilities. While you may initially worry about your ability to do the job, you should remember that extending yourself and learning new skills and knowledge are an essential part of life. You are […]

Effective Relationships

The path to a win-win solution

The path to a win-win solution

A common phrase in communication is ‘seek the win-win’. In fact, I will probably use is a couple of times in this article. It is used so often because it really is the foundation of strong, positive relationships. You will regularly find times when you are in a disagreement with others or, when your needs […]

Work effectively with others

Work effectively with others

We all have to work with others if we want to fulfil our potential and meet our objectives. Even those of us who are solopreneurs have this requirement. Just because the other people do not work within the same company; it does not mean that we do not have to cooperate with others. If you […]

How to deliver feedback without arguments

How to deliver feedback without arguments

Feedback is one of the most essential skills in life. It is not realistic to expect that everything will always go as planned for you. If you want to correct the errors, or make sure that things improve, you must be able to deliver feedback effectively. When you deliver feedback you are usually commenting on […]

Emotional Intelligence

8 Tips for more positive living

8 Tips for more positive living

Positive living requires the ability to separate the positive from the negative. In many cases, you will not have to work too hard to eliminate the negativity from your life. When you focus on positive living, you attempt to fix your focus on the positive aspects of your life. When you manage to focus on […]

Living an emotionally intelligent life

Living an emotionally intelligent life

Emotional intelligence is becoming more and more popular. Your ability to succeed is no longer determined by your I.Q. E.Q. is just as important. The concept of emotional intelligence has existed for a long time but it really came to light when  books on Emotional Intelligence were first published. It is now widely accepted that […]

Fostering self belief

Fostering self belief

Many people, who fail to achieve their objectives, do not fail because of a lack of knowledge or ability. After all, if you are lacking in knowledge or skill, you can simply make it a goal to acquire the necessary knowledge or skill before you pursue the bigger objective. From my coaching experience, I find […]

Personal Effectiveness

Developing a problem solving mindset

Developing a problem solving mindset

Whether you are trying to improve your productivity, improve the quality of your relationships or, resolve conflict; there is one critical factor which is often overlooked – a problem solving mindset. A problem solving mindset is essential in almost every area of life. Even with the best planning and preparation, things will go wrong for […]

The importance of motivation

The importance of motivation

Do you lack enthusiasm and a zest for life? Are you somebody who believes that ‘I will do that’ but never actually does it. If you never do what you intend to do, you may well have a problem with motivation. When you have motivation, you are driven and more determined to create the life […]

5 Critical reasons why you fail to reach your goals

5 Critical reasons why you fail to reach your goals

  If you are one of those people who consistently fails to reach your goals, it may be that you see goal setting as the whole process, rather than just part of the process. Setting effective goals is essential but unless you take action to achieve the goal, it will never truly be a goal, […]

Career Coaching

Developing a career driven mindset

Developing a career driven mindset

To succeed in your career you need to have a career driven mindset. The difference between having a job and having a career is mindset. When you have a career driven mindset, you take full responsibility for your career path and your development. When you lack a career driven mindset, you abdicate responsibility. You end […]

8 Goal setting mistakes which you must avoid

8 Goal setting mistakes which you must avoid

Goals can be a wonderful tool for inspiring and motivating you. They give you a clear sense of direction and help you to prioritise your tasks in the most effective manner. Setting effective goals is one of the most important steps for improving your effectiveness; your happiness, and your health. In order to set effective […]

8 Coaching questions to create a career development plan

8 Coaching questions to create a career development plan

Whether you are an entrepreneur, a manager or an ambitious professional; you will want to get the most possible from your career. To do this you need to have a career development plan.  A career development plan sets out what you aim to achieve and your plan to achieve it. It outlines the knowledge, skills […]

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Personal vision. Inspiring productivity and performance

Personal vision. Inspiring productivity and performance

Regardless of how passionate somebody is about their personal development, they will have heard of the importance of setting goals. Goal setting is one of most important aspects of successful living. In truth, anybody can set goals but simply setting goals is not going to make you successful. Those goals need to help bring your […]

Measure your progress. How to stay on track with your goals.

Measure your progress. How to stay on track with your goals.

There is little point in setting a goal if you will never know whether you were successful or not. To determine the level of success that you achieve, you must be able to measure your progress. When you measure your progress you can see how you’re coming along, and this is a powerful motivator to […]

Core qualities of a strong leader

Core qualities of a strong leader

Is a strong leader born or made? It’s a common question. While you may be born with some of the qualities required to be a strong leader, it is certainly possible to develop those traits. So if you do not currently possess those qualities, it is time to start working on a plan for development. […]

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