Archive of: leadership

  • Ivor Smith

    by Ivor Smith

    26th Jan 2016

    Putting Communication First

    “Communication Breakdown, It’s always the same; I’m having a nervous breakdown, Drive me insane!” – Led Zeppelin

    Successful communication is an integral part of any group or team – whether it’s a school class or a FTSE 100 company – and yet it is so easy to get wrong. Here are a few tips for effective communication. (and keeping your sanity!

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  • Ivor Smith

    by Ivor Smith

    7th Jul 2014

    A Funny Business…humour in the workplace.

    Have you heard the one about the unhappy worker who was too stressed to come into work? It may sound like the beginning of a bad joke, but the punchline is certainly no laughing matter – figures from the Health and Safety Executive suggest that around 13 million working days are lost each year due to work-related stress alone.

    That’s why businesses could do worse than remember the old maxim ‘laughter is the best medicine’.

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  • Ivor Smith

    by Ivor Smith

    9th Jun 2014

    Zoomanity - Animals in the Workplace

    It is often said in jest that humans have a tendency to resemble their pets. However what about the parallels that can be drawn between our work personas and the animal kingdom?

    We’ve had a bit of fun categorising staff into a number of worker ‘types’, which, once recognised, can help when it comes to appreciating the ranges of skills and experiences present in a team and allocating work accordingly. We present our take on Zoomanity in the work place.

    Do you recognise any of your colleagues here?

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  • Ivor Smith

    by Ivor Smith

    28th Apr 2014

    Team Talk

    Team Development has long been recognised as a vital component of a successful organisation. Business people the world over talk about working as a team, building the team, feeling part of a team, but a surprisingly small proportion really understand how to create the experience of team work, or how to develop an effective team.

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  • Ivor Smith

    by Ivor Smith

    30th Jan 2014

    A New Dimension

    So we’ve finally got ourselves a shiny new web site with an integral blog!

    Please have a look around the site and let us know what you think by leaving a comment below.

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