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A Guide to Project and Self Management

Definition of a project: “A unique process, consisting of a set of coordinated and controlled activities with start and finish dates, undertaken to achieve an objective conforming to specific requirements including constraints of time, cost and resources” (Lockyer and Gordon, Four Phase Model, 1996) All Projects should have: Project plan Time frame Product specification Statement … Continue reading A Guide to Project and Self Management

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Increase Engagement and Improve Performance with Reflective Learning Practices

Reflective learning is a valuable and efficient use of time and enables those in the role of learner to actively transfer learned skills to improve their professional practice and performance levels.

How to Make Office Politics Work for You

There is no getting around it. Office Politics play a major role in organisations. Some employees love the game and play it with ease while others recoil at the very idea of it. The fact is that by becoming a master of the game you can gain popularity, respect and recognition, which in turn can … Continue reading How to Make Office Politics Work for You

Why Less is Sometimes More When Preparing for a Job Interview

I once went for a job interview for a management role I was very capable of doing. I had enough of the skills, knowledge and experience required and believed that with some planning and preparation I would be able to give a great presentation and competently answer subsequent questions. The problem was that although I … Continue reading Why Less is Sometimes More When Preparing for a Job Interview

HOW TO AVOID NEGATIVE OFFICE POLITICS

STEER CLEAR OF NEGATIVE OFFICE POLITICS Office Politics have become an accepted and integral part of modern working life. People use them to form key relationships, build collaborative working partnerships and to gain promotion. However, some types of office politics can be negative and damaging and this is the kind of behaviour you should avoid. … Continue reading HOW TO AVOID NEGATIVE OFFICE POLITICS

Unhappy at Work? Don’t be Afraid to Make a Career Change

In a survey of 29 countries by global management consulting company Accenture, 58% of people who were dissatisfied with their job said they were planning to make a change.

WHY WORK LIFE BALANCE IS SO IMPORTANT

Burn out is a common phrase in the modern-day workplace and is defined in the Oxford dictionary as Physical or mental collapse caused by overwork or stress. Women are particularly prone to work related stress and its negative health implications with insufficient work life balance being cited as a contributory factor. Psychiatrist Dr Judith Mohring … Continue reading WHY WORK LIFE BALANCE IS SO IMPORTANT

Change Your Life in 5 Easy Steps

Changing your life usually involves one of three things – quitting something, starting something or performing better at something. This can relate to anything: a relationship, academic programme, travel, mastering a new skill such as a sport, language or playing an instrument or it may simply be spending more time with your loved ones or … Continue reading Change Your Life in 5 Easy Steps