[ 29 Jun 2016 | No Comment ]
How to keep your head in business when change threatens to overwhelm you #changemanagement

How do you keep your head in business when change comes along and wants to mess up the status quo? As business owners and leaders we need to ensure we continue to make effective, informed decisions even if we feel overwhelmed or threatened by change.
Jean Gamester of Semaphora is currently helping two organisations that are going through change; a local authority dealing with austerity by becoming commercial and Toastmasters International which is dealing with an expansion of speaker clubs and members – with some growing pains. In both organisations, people are trying …

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[ 29 Jun 2016 | No Comment ]
John Reynard HR

When the news of the referendum result broke many business people felt shock. Among them successful entrepreneur and author John Reynard. John was one of the first Brits to go work in Europe in 1973 without the rigmarole of a work permit. Later he set up a business serving clients in Germany, France, Scandinavia and Spain and travelled regularly across the whole EU.John is author of ‘Spiritual Route to Entrepreneurial Success – From Harassed Sole Trader to Visionary CEO’ and here he offers some advice:
We face huge uncertainties. The decisions …

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[ 29 Jun 2016 | No Comment ]
How to keep your head in business when change threatens to overwhelm you #changemanagement

How do you keep your head in business when change comes along and wants to mess up the status quo? As business owners and leaders we need to ensure we continue to make effective, informed decisions even if we feel overwhelmed or threatened by change.
Jean Gamester of Semaphora is currently helping two organisations that are going through change; a local authority dealing with austerity by becoming commercial and Toastmasters International which is dealing with an expansion of speaker clubs and members – with some growing pains. In both organisations, people are trying …

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[ 28 Jun 2016 | No Comment ]
75% of families worried about future welfare changes

New research by the national charity Turn2us has found that almost three-quarters (73%) of families who are claiming means-tested benefits are worried about future changes to the welfare system. Significant changes to the benefits and tax credits system are taking place over the next few years.
 Worryingly, nearly two-thirds (63%) of claimants with children said they would feel more stressed about their financial situation if their benefits were to be cut or reduced, whilst over half (53%) fear they would have to cut back on food.
 Furthermore, over two-fifths (45%) said they …

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[ 27 Jun 2016 | No Comment ]
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Of course you can pay to have your wedding invitations designed and made for you, but will they really reflect you and your partner? The invitations are the first chance you get to let people know you’re getting married and how you want the day to be, so why not do it yourself?
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The first thing you need to do is to sort out the information – forget about glitter and colour schemes for a few minutes. You need the date, the location, the time, RSVP options, contact details, a …

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[ 27 Jun 2016 | No Comment ]
Ten ways to run a healing business and still support yourself

Whether you are a spiritual healer, an energy healer, a therapist, a coach, a carer or have any role where you help people to make the best of their lives you will probably find yourself in the lower range of earners. But this doesn’t need to be the case. It’s true that you’re unlikely to make millions – but you can create an income from doing the work you love. Anne Jones aka AJ Pengelly, author of ‘Master of the Keys’ has been working, and earning a living, as a …

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[ 24 Jun 2016 | No Comment ]
Shweta

Archimedes said, “Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.” What he was talking about is that with the right tools, you can achieve a lot more with a lot less.
‘Leverage’ is one of the six core systems that Shweta Jhajharia from The London Coaching Group recommends to all her clients. According to Shweta it is critical if you want to take your business to the next level.
Using a leveraged system means doing the work once and achieving …

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[ 22 Jun 2016 | No Comment ]
LOW RESSleep Council - Keep your cool in bed

While most of us celebrate the warmth of the sun and the longer, brighter days, heat can cause havoc when it comes to catching the zzzs. “Hot weather can be a nuisance when it comes to bedtime,” says Lisa Artis of The Sleep Council. “Temperature has big impact on quality of sleep. Ideally bedrooms should be around 16-18°C (60-65°F) but, if at nighttime, temperatures remain higher, it can be difficult to achieve that. Your body temperature needs to drop slightly before you go to sleep which is why it’s difficult …

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[ 20 Jun 2016 | No Comment ]
Six tips to help you negotiate your fees and salary

Whether you work for clients who pay by the hour, negotiate a day rate or are an employee, the tricky issue of what you get paid will come up sooner or later. It is shocking that there is still a gender pay gap, but there is, so if you are a woman and you’re reading this, please do take these tips to heart. You’re not just helping yourself: you are negotiating so that the next generation of women can expect fair and equal pay.  Negotiating pay isn’t just down to gender, but …

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[ 19 Jun 2016 | No Comment ]
Top ten tips for choosing childcare for children with special needs

Finding the right childcare for your little one while you work or study can be a challenge. If your child has additional needs of any sort – whether a physical disability, chronic medical condition, learning difficulties, behavioural issues, communication problems or severe allergies – it might feel particularly daunting. The good news is that there is plenty of support available.

Every local authority in England has a Special Educational Needs Coordinator (Senco), and you’ll find a Senco in every nursery and Sure Start centre too. Their role is to work with …

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[ 17 Jun 2016 | No Comment ]
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What’s your concept of being a leader? You can’t just be one of the gang – it all works fine until something goes wrong or you have to enforce a difficult policy. But what’s the alternative? How do you find your own effective leadership style?
Kate Mercer, co-founder of Leaders Lab and author of ‘A Buzz in the Building’ believes many of us find it all too easy to flip completely to the opposite extreme and become a kind of autocratic figure, based on your earliest assumptions of what a boss …