12 ways to get your day off to a good start

When we’ve got heaps on and are running round frantically, it can be all too easy to hit the snooze button – but morning can be our best time. Try these 12 tips to get your day off to a great start. Have a stretch – a full-body starfish stretch whilst still in bed, tips… Read more

How do I manage a mate who isn’t pulling their weight?

© fairywong This comes up a lot in our workshops, particularly if the topic is about managing someone’s performance. Work meets a fundamental human need we have to be with other people. We can make lifelong friends at work, meet our flatmates, our future partners. Everyone’s working long hours and the atmosphere’s sociable. But you’ve… Read more

What lessons have you learned from leaders?

I recently had the privilege of working with a bunch of leaders in Dubai, and something I asked them to do was to think of what they’ve learned from leaders they’ve known. Their presentations were vivid, heartfelt and often moving. When we run our Zoomly bite-sized workshop we reflect on leaders who’ve inspired us, and… Read more

Book review: Resonate by Nancy Duarte

This is a great book for people who have to persuade an audience with their presentations. I think it really scores for those who are experienced presenters and want to raise their game, because as the author points out, “Creating an interesting presentation requires a more thoughtful process than throwing together the blather we’ve come… Read more

We’re never too old to stop learning

I’ve been inspired to write this by the BBC’s piece about Yosuke Imada, the Tokyo-based sushi chef who says that he’s still learning – at 68. When asked, “What makes a good sushi chef?” Mr Imada says, “The most important thing is spirit. You need to understand that you never graduate, you never stop learning,… Read more