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Building strong self-confidence

By Roger Waplington | 5th February 2021

This month, personal growth will be the focus of our upcoming blogs, as we explore the skills and attitudes that are needed for individuals to be successful within their respective fields. In this instalment, we look at self-confidence, and how without it, people struggle to reach their full potential. In all walks of life, self-confidence…

The three pillars of communication

By Nick Howes | 29th January 2021

In previous communication blogs, we discussed the importance of making regular contact with colleagues during lockdown, scheduling specific times in the day for effective and thorough communication to take place. However, it’s all good and well blocking out hours of your day so you can sit down and have a detailed conversation, but without an…

Schedule your communication

By Nick Howes | 22nd January 2021

Unfortunately, communication mishaps are a lot more common than we’d like to believe. According to a popular theory, every single person will experience some sort of communication issue each day, and when this theory is shared with others, most people tend to agree. If we know this is the case and we acknowledge the importance…

Lockdown communication

By Nick Howes | 15th January 2021

In March 2020, the UK and many other parts of the world, were plunged into lockdown, as millions of people were forced to return to remote working in line with Government guidance. Accompanied by their children, pets, partners, parents and flatmates, the battle for quiet workspace, comfortable chairs and internet bandwidth commenced! By now, we…

Effective leaders communicate clearly

By Nick Howes | 8th January 2021

There is no arguing that 2021 begins amid two major events – the ongoing global pandemic and the implementation of new Brexit regulations. Your current feeling will be dependent on your own set of circumstances, and how these two issues are impacting your personal and professional life. Do you have a positive outlook on things…

Sticking to your New Year goals

By Nick Howes | 27th December 2020

Is it a goal, a resolution, or a complete waste of time? Despite overwhelming evidence to suggest that most New Year’s resolutions fail to stick, millions of people still make them in the hope that this year will be more successful. The reality is that it won’t be unless you change the process and try…

Short vs long-term goals

By Nick Howes | 18th December 2020

Without clearly defined goals, it’s impossible to reach your full potential and make the progress you’re capable of. In our last blog, we discussed the importance of having an effective goal-setting process, but what kind of goals and deadlines should you set yourself? Most people are familiar with the concept of short and long-term goals,…

Adopting an effective goal-setting system

By Nick Howes | 11th December 2020

Whilst it’s important to establish clear goals that align with the vision of the organisation, this can only be achieved once an effective goal-setting system is in place. Recognised as one of the most powerful actions you can take to improve personal productivity, goal setting is the process of developing a mission statement for something…

Goals – practicing the perfect goal setting process

By Nick Howes | 4th December 2020

As we approach the end of the year, business leaders are fervently engaged with the goal-setting process, outlining strategic objectives for 2021 that align with the vision of the organisation and will unlock the full potential of the people working around you. Before you proceed, it’s important to reflect on the last 12 months. How…