Career & Training

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The messy business of diversity

Diversity & inclusion isn’t as simple, straightforward or happy-go-lucky as the term implies. The devil's in the details, and in this feature we take an in-depth look at them, by Bennet Nichol. Do you remember...

Find five extra hours in your working week

‘Is it possible to get back five hours of lost time in just five days?’, I hear you ask. Yes it is! All you need to do is everything I tell you. It will...

Engage me

Every day, millions of people go to work dreading the day ahead, fearing the trial that looms over the next eight hours of their day. You can practically spot the dark clouds hanging over...

7 signs you have an awesome boss

The 2018 Executive PA Awards was a great chance to recognise EAs for how they enable the success of their boss and organisation. Writes Karen Gately. Let’s face it. It’s nice to give credit where...

The long-term value of human-centred communication

In a business landscape being rapidly transformed by artificial intelligence, robotics and automation, savvy leaders are realising it’s the human skills that will see their organisations succeed in the future. By Dougal and Jen...

Four ways to cultivate more confidence at work

Think of someone who you say is confident – your boss, a colleague or a celebrity, perhaps. Chances are you’d describe them as poised, hopeful and positive. They know their strengths and they know their...

How to influence up when up is the CEO

If you want your voice to be heard, first you need to learn how to speak. Bryan Whitefield shares how get your point across to your boss Do you love your boss? Do you really,...

How marshmallows can overcome workplace distractions

Petris Lapis walks you through the concept of ‘delayed gratification’ and the benefits you can reap from being a ‘two-marshmallow’ person at work. Can you relate to this? You arrive at work and start checking emails. Coffee...

Managing the peaks and troughs of your career

Bad days. Crap days. Days when you don’t feel like getting out of bed and going to work, or once you get there, wish you had stayed in bed. We all have them, particularly...

So you think you can multi-task?

EAs are faced with complex problems, competing urgent demands and priorities every day. As a result, your mind receives too much input, experiences stress and doesn’t know what to do. Petris Lapis has some...