• How to tackle workplace gossip

    I’m sure you've found yourself in a situation at work where you’re “in the zone” and then a colleague has approached you just to vent about someone else? By the time they’ve finished, you’ve lost your momentum, you feel burdened by your... Continue Reading 7th April, 2017
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  • 4 simple techniques for building resilience

    Imagine white water rafting down a fast flowing river, you’re being thrown from side to side; your raft is rising and falling, pitching and rolling – you feel sick, it’s relentless and you can’t even catch your breath. Then, you spot an eddy ahead, a placid area of water... Continue Reading 6th March, 2017
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  • How to speak up when you're feeling threatened

    On Friday 8th July, GRA’s Joe Mackintosh and Jane Hodgson presented ‘How to speak up when feeling threatened’ a 1-hour webinar that provided viewers with an insight into the skills required to prevent relationships from breaking down when you feel like you’re under attack at... Continue Reading 15th July, 2016
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  • Conversations to keep your best employees

    What’s the number one reason people quit their jobs? According to CIPD research, it’s because of their relationship with their manager. Whether it’s due to a lack of development opportunities, workload, feeling undervalued or the manager's behaviour, many of us feel... Continue Reading 28th June, 2016
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  • 5 crucial tips for addressing the elephant in the room

    If you had the opportunity to speak up with the guarantee of no negative consequences, what might you say and who would you say it to? Find out what others said on our recent webinar 'How to Address the Elephant in the Room'.VitalSmarts have found that 56% of us bottle-up workplace... Continue Reading 1st June, 2016
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  • It’s now riskier than ever to talk politics at work

    If everyone made a list of the top five topics to avoid discussing in the workplace, I’d imagine politics would make most people’s lists.According to new research by VitalSmarts, it’s never been more risky to talk about politics at work as 1 in 3 respondents report having been... Continue Reading 5th May, 2016
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  • How to successfully change your personal habits

    On a recent Influencer programme, a delegate caught up with me in the break and asked for some advice on how to apply the Six Source of Influence model (above) to a personal challenge. They had been trying, unsuccessfully, to lose weight for some time. I could see that it was really important to... Continue Reading 28th April, 2016
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  • How to stay focused on what you really want

    Anytime you find yourself stuck, there’s a crucial conversation you’re either not holding or not holding well.Whether it’s a problem with quality, customer satisfaction, or a strained relationship—whatever the issue—if you can’t talk honestly with the people... Continue Reading 1st April, 2016
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  • Do we really treat people like they’re our greatest asset?

    “Our people are our greatest asset.” How many times have you heard that? Certainly, most companies I’ve worked for have said it somewhere in their corporate literature. But what does it really mean and do they really ‘walk the walk’ when it come to this statement... Continue Reading 18th March, 2016
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  • 6 Tips for Improving Your Workplace Wellbeing

    Many of us feel frustrated, concerned, upset, or discouraged at some point during the working day. A common reason for this can be disagreements with a manager, a colleague or even the strategic direction of the team or organisation.Yet, almost none of us voice these opinions in ways that get... Continue Reading 11th March, 2016
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  • Time for a crucial conversation? Check your motives first

    “If your heart sets out to do good things, things will only get better” Sheng-Lin Andrew Tseng. Imagine you’re in a heated conversation and the other person says something that really hits a nerve. Your mind races, the hairs on the back of your neck are up and that little... Continue Reading 22nd February, 2016
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  • Why new managers fail

    In most organisations, intelligence and competence are considered the key drivers of success. We promote our high performers into management roles based on their technical competence rather than their suitability for managing people.In a management position, employees are no longer simply judged on... Continue Reading 3rd February, 2016
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