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9 Things Successful People Do on Fridays

James Dillon / 26th February, 2016

What do you do that sets you up for success? Over the years, I have tried all manner of time management and performance tools and techniques. The things successful people do are so simple that anyone can do them. 1) Set Yourself Up For Success on Friday Successful people set themselves up for success on Friday (or whenever the end of the working week is). Before leaving the office and settling into the weekend, my Managing Director, John...

50 Ways to Improve Your Performance

John Moore / 18th February, 2016

How good would it be if you could identify five ways or ten ways to improve your performance? Imagine what it would be like if you had fifty ways to improve your performance. Changing the Way We Learn The way we work and learn has been going through a revolution for the past decade with few signs of it abating. The introduction of new technologies means that people work remotely and at times to suit themselves and their employers. We have...

How to Get Professionally Qualified in Six Steps

John Moore / 16th February, 2016

Rarely is success down to luck. To succeed in your career, there are dozens of things that you need to do including working long hours from time to time, making difficult decisions and taking a risk or two, but what else do you need? My Career Plan The first thing you need is a Career Plan. I remember my first career plan – I still have it today. It is a tatty, well-thumbed, one page of foolscap. I wrote it whilst working for the Hotel and...

Being a Woman Costs 14 More Years at Work

John Moore / 12th February, 2016

Many women managers are working for their employers for FREE from November to the beginning of January – are you? This is just one of the amazing findings from CMI’s latest research into the gender pay gap. Latest CMI Research Another shocking finding is that currently, female managers will have to work until they are nearly 80 – over 14 years more than their male counterparts - just to earn the same amount. The analysis of the...

Making a Business Case for Training

John Moore / 8th February, 2016

The latest research shows that Chartered Managers on average add more than £391,000 of value to their employers. But with headline messages like this, why is it that too few employers simply do not invest in their managers. Time to make a business case? Lack of Training Inhibits on Productivity The lack of training is causing a skills gap that's threatening not just UK productivity, but also the future growth and innovation of companies...

Apprentice to Professional Manager

James Dillon / 1st February, 2016

Even before the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) launched its Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeships Latvian born Jevjenija recognised the value of apprenticeships and being recognised as a professional manager. Stepping up to the Challenge Jevjenija Uljanenoka, known as Jane, was offered an apprenticeship by a charity, Break the Cycle, working with people with drug and alcohol dependency issues. It was not long after completing her...

The Accidental Manager

John Moore / 28th January, 2016

I am not talking about managers who go from one disaster to another. I am talking about employees who suddenly find themselves promoted into a supervisory or management position without any experience of training. The days of ‘being thrown in at the deep end’ are numbered, or are they? Sink or Swim? What a choice? I remember my dad saying this to me one day at our local pool. Fortunately, I managed to stay afloat and to do something that...

Make a Difference on Blue Monday

James Dillon / 18th January, 2016

Whether you believe in it or not, today is supposedly 'Blue Monday' and comes at a time when people might need a bit of cheering up! Blue Monday is the day we are supposed to feel more unhappy than at any other time of the year. Blue Monday According to "research", Blue Monday occurs on the 3rd Monday of January each year and for 2016, that is today. Some say it is the second Monday, or the fourth Monday really it makes no difference....

Follow our Formula for a Successful 2016

John Moore / 1st January, 2016

No matter how you define success, we all strive for and want to be successful. Why is it for so many people success seems to be illusive and out of reach? I have been using a tool called "The Success Formula" in Exponential Training for over a decade and would like to share it with you. Success Follows a Pattern In my younger days, I was in a hurry and wanted success instantly. This often left me feeling frustrated and wanting to find short...

Linda is Now a Leader in Business

James Dillon / 20th December, 2015

Without going to university, Linda has become a Chartered Manager and holder of multiple management and leadership qualifications in less than three years. Her achievements set her apart from over 80 per cent of UK managers. Linda – the Chartered Manager! Linda Poyser CMgr, is one determined and ambitious manager. Linda has over fifteen years’ experience and now works in Audit Compliance for Wakefield Adult and Community Education...