Category Archives: Career

Working And Living Successfully With Stress, Pressure And Change

This one-day management training course is focused on giving participants ‘time out’ to help them understand the pressures that can be generated by organisational change, and recognise their own and other’s behaviour when working through change. We will also be examining the physical and emotional signs of stress and adopting actions to help manage those pressures. There… Read More »

Speed To Competency

How to optimize your new recruits’ commercial and personal potential In-Company Course Overview This one-day course provides a new and dynamic approach to induction.  By using a structured, innovative and integrated process new recruits are brought up to speed much faster than standard induction methods, so optimising your return on investment. [Geoads2] Speed to Competency… Read More »

Negotiation Skills For Managers

This management training course will enable participants to practice and learn the basic principles of positive negotiation for all contexts. The course is a blend of presentations, self-analysis, exercises and group discussion. [Geoads2] Who Should Attend The course is designed for those who are new to negotiation or who want to refresh their skills and review their overall effectiveness… Read More »

Letter and Email Writing Skills

E-mails and letters are a vital element in customer communication and internal communication. Written communication provides a permanent record and may ‘haunt’ the organisation later.  This course provides the essential skills needed in an interactive and stimulating way. Participants can focus on the real types of correspondence they are involved with and the language that works… Read More »

The Three Causes of Failure

When a salesperson (or anybody for that matter), isn’t performing it’s useful to think about causes not symptoms. There are three root causes as to why somebody isn’t performing: Category 1 – Knowledge Skills Deficit The person isn’t effective because they don’t have the skills or knowledge perform to the required level. The most common… Read More »

Starting Your Own Business?  A Way Back To Employment Or To Escape A Job You Don’t Like

After dreaming about winning the lottery the next most popular lifestyle dream is working for yourself.  Just last week the Government minister, David Willets, suggested graduates should think about starting up their own business last week as an alternative to struggling in the current job market. Often our work involves working for clients who started their… Read More »

How to Create Emotional Stakeholders

How to create emotional stakeholders by implementing new ways of managing, motivating, developing and coaching your people. Employees need a new psychological contract with their employer. The Boomers, Xers, Yers and Nexters all have different motivations, and they need to be engaged with to get the best from them. What You Need A new, tailor made psychological contract that will include the following: effective and… Read More »

Career Segmentation

Marketers are familiar with life stage segmentation in trying to understand buying motivations and decisions. For some time we have been interested in how the same technique might be applied to looking at career phases. Below we have developed our own tool that we believe identifies the key phases of the career focused working life:… Read More »

What About Starting Your Own Business? A Way Back To Employment Or To Escape A Job You Don’t Like

After dreaming about winning the lottery the next most popular lifestyle dream is working for yourself. Just last week the Government minister, David Willets, suggested graduates should think about starting up their own business last week as an alternative to struggling in the current job market. Often our work involves working for clients who started… Read More »

The Job Interview

If you’re reading this whilst out of work or you know someone (especially a young person) who is looking for work please pass it on. In our outplacement work we have found these to be significant drivers in peoples’ success rate when attending the job interview*. Use These Phrases At The Appropriate Time I am… Read More »

The New Corporate HQ Game

We have found a fun thing to do that passes five minutes. Lots of people who have found themselves out of a job are taking the opportunity to start up their own businesses. One of the first things to do is launch a web site, which requires a trading address for contact purposes. If the… Read More »