ignite your creativity

Ignite Your Creativity

There is a misconception that only a select few have been gifted with a steady flow of creative genius. However, this is untrue, creativity is an essential component of the human psyche. Arguably, we would not have progressed so far as a species without it. However, like your biceps and pectorals, our creative muscles need…

self improvement

Self Improvement: Your Launchpad for Success In 10 Steps

Self improvement carries with it inevitable risks and failures. But it is the way we deal with these failures that determines our ultimate success. There is a wonderful saying that sometimes our greatest experiences begin with not getting what we wanted.  Knock backs, bad results, and failures can become our greatest teachers because they allow…

Leadership Styles

Leadership Styles

Leadership styles exposed... Throughout the ages much has been written about leadership: rules, pointers, styles, and biographies. How do we distil this wealth of information into a handful of simple truths? Are there underlying principles that describe the behaviour of all leaders? This article attempts to answer these questions by summarising research in the field…

Innovation

Innovation: Don’t Replicate, Innovate!

Innovation and creativity is an ability that all humans were born with. It is in our nature to invent imaginative solutions to problems and find new ways of overcoming the obstacles placed before us. Without this aptitude we would never have progressed as a species. Yet our modern urbanized lives with their numbing routines often…

Self Confidence

Self Confidence: Turning On Your Inner Light

When I’m in the bookshop, I tend to frequent the autobiography sections.  It’s comforting to know that, although life is an obstacle course in every sense, there are people who have transcended their origins and the poor hand that life has dealt them. My favourite chapters are often the ones at the start of the…

self improvement

Self Improvement: Unlocking your success

Self improvement depends entirely on your perspective. Sometimes we have the right information before us, just like a crossword clue, but we are unable to make the connection. Psychologists describe change in terms of a series of stages that we pass through involving contemplation and leading to action. After several months of subconsciously preparing yourself…

management skills

Management Skills: When Managers Become Coaches

Management Skills When you hear the word “coach”, what's the first thing that comes into your mind? Maybe a red-faced football coach barking instructions from a dug-out. However, since the turn of the century, the word coach has left the sporting environment and entered the parlance of self-improvement and business, honing the management skills of…

social skills

Social Skills: 10 Steps to Self Empowerment

Social Skills I have to say that if you are interested in personal development, then one of the most rewarding things you can do is to hone your social skills. We all know somebody who lights up a room and attracts gazes of admiration.  These are the people who are so instinctively sociable that when…