Personal effectiveness hints and tips around how to be a more effective leader in areas such as managing your time, keeping healthy and positive, developing skills such as influencing, emotional intelligence etc. en-GBThu, 27 Apr 2017 14:05:04 -0000Newsletter 472: Are You "Right" For the Job?<p>In this newsletter, learn how to find the ideal role to suit your personality, or that of a job applicant.</p>Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:05:04 -0000Why Do Projects Fail? - Learning How to Avoid Project Failure<p>Projects can &quot;fail&quot; for many reasons- not delivering to cost or quality, missing the deadline, or simply not meeting expectations. Find out how you can avoid these outcomes.</p>Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:05:04 -0000The Big Five Personality Traits Model - Matching Personalities with Roles<p>Does your job fit your personality? Use the Big Five Personality Traits model to learn more about your personality and find job roles that best suit it.</p>Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:05:04 -0000Ready for a Real Vacation? - How to Make the Most of Your Precious Time<p>Allow yourself to really enjoy your vacation by preparing colleagues for your absence, minimizing disruption, and switching off fully from work.</p>Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:05:04 -0000Bad Behavior at Work - Using Clear Criteria to Identify and Deal With Offenders<p>Bad behavior at work is often a dual problem. It can have significant costs, and it can also be difficult to "prove". These rules and examples will help you identify offenders and deal with them constructively.</p>Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:05:04 -0000The ADKAR Change Management Model - Using Goals to Accomplish Change<p>ADKAR is a change management model focused on sharing and achieving five project goals: awareness, desire, knowledge, ability, and reinforcement.</p>Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:05:04 -0000Newsletter 471: How to Motivate Your Team<p>In this newsletter, find out how your assumptions about what motivates your people influences the way you manage them.</p>Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:05:04 -0000Maximizing the Impact of Formal Training - Get the Biggest Benefit From Your Team's Desire to Learn<p>Help your team members to make the most of their formal training by allowing them time to prepare for learning and to apply their new knowledge.</p>Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:05:04 -0000Newsletter 470: Think Your Way to Success!<p>In this newsletter, learn how to approach problems and decisions from different viewpoints.</p>Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:05:04 -0000Six Thinking Hats - Looking at a Decision From All Points of View<p>Use Edward de Bono's Six Thinking Hats approach to improve your decision making, by looking at the decision from a range of different perspectives.</p>Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:05:04 -0000Action Plans - Small-Scale Planning<p>Learn how to use an Action Plan, a simple approach to planning, to help you complete small projects effectively, without missing key steps.</p>Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:05:04 -0000The GIVE Model - Building a Positive Personal Identity<p>Build your self-esteem and a reputation for integrity at work by using the GIVE model to create a positive identity.</p>Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:05:04 -0000What's Your Reputation? - Building a Reputation Consistent With Your Career Goals<p>Your reputation can make or break you. Sometimes you are not even aware of how others perceive you until it's too late. Learn what goes into forming your reputation and what you can do to portray the image you want.</p>Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:05:04 -0000Newsletter 469: How to Keep Getting Better!<p>In this newsletter, learn how to continuously improve your products and services.</p>Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:05:04 -0000Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) - Continually Improving, in a Methodical Way<p>PDCA stands for Plan-Do-Check-Act - a four-stage problem-solving model that enables organizations to continually improve processes, products or services.</p>Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:05:04 -000010 Common Strategy Mistakes - Developing a Sustainable Strategy<p>A good strategy aims to build a sustainable and profitable business. To make a success of your strategy, you'll need to avoid making 10 common mistakes.</p>Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:05:04 -0000Newsletter 468: How to "Roll With the Punches"<p>In this newsletter, find out how to bounce back from a career body blow.</p>Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:05:04 -0000When Teams Shrink - Coping with Layoffs, and Moving On<p>Losing your job is obviously profoundly unpleasant. However, it can also be difficult when you're the one who is left behind. Learn some coping strategies, so that you and your team members can move on after a round of layoffs.</p>Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:05:04 -0000Porter's Value Chain - Understanding How Value is Created Within Organizations<p>Creating good value for customers is complex, and it involves a chain of activities linked to one another. Learn how to identify these value-adding activities in a systematic way.</p>Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:05:04 -0000How to Recover From Job Loss - Dealing With the Practicalities of Moving On<p>Don't let the devastation of losing your job delay your return to employment. Use planning and a forward-looking mindset to get back into the market.</p>Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:05:04 -0000