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What caring about grammar tells us

I enjoyed last week’s blog by our guest blogger because it gave me a chance to revisit a topic that I always find interesting when working with leaders: that of our unconscious bias. It’s not that I wasn’t interested in the topic of good grammar as a topic on its own, but as a child… Read more


Why good grammar matters

This is a guest blog from Donna McTavish who is our Editor and therefore a valuable associate of ours. This piece has recently been published in ‘Employment Today’ magazine and we thought that it might be of interest, touching as it does on recruitment and interviews. Summary A company refusing to hire people who use… Read more


Difficulty Saying ‘No’ ?

By their very nature, which tends towards being agreeable, co-operative, a team-player, courteous and conflict-avoiding, introverts can struggle with saying ‘no’ to other people, particularly those who are more dominant and assertive.  As a result they can often end up stressed through having too much work on, or feeling forced to attend events / functions/… Read more


Meaning what you mean

Over the last few months we have spent considerable time preparing competitive tenders. If you are used to this you will know that many of them do not involve any face to face engagement and dialogue and are solely based on your response to written questions and specifications. This makes them rather challenging because you… Read more


Stressed and Overwhelmed?

You are not alone! I consider myself someone who is fortunate enough to be working every day in a field I love and enjoy, working with many inspirational and motivated people. Yet I continue to see a common thread through us all…. yep it’s being stressed and overwhelmed.  Some more overwhelmed with the amount of… Read more