More happiness is a choice

Happiness – How to have more in 2016

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If you’d like more happiness in your life, all you need to do is change some of the choices you make. Yes, it’s that simple. Life offers us many challenges – a traffic jam when we’re in a hurry; rain on a wedding day or perhaps worse; illness or loss.  It can feel like these things are happening “to us” …

Conflict Management or Conflict Avoidance?

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Conflict management can reap many benefits. Conflict itself is often seen as a source of tension and stress and something to be feared and avoided, but it can be an opportunity for improved self-awareness, growth and understanding. In business, high-achievers will identify conflict management as the chance to draw on their creative resources and to set a new way of …

Valentine’s Day – how to do more than survive it

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Valentine’s Day and it’s origins are described in several legends. Although they’re all different, they have one thing in common: a focus on love. Not romantic love, but love for others, expressed through acts of generosity, kindness or selflessness. Be loving on Valentine’s Day This Valentine’s Day, my invitation to you is to express your loving in this way, so …

Perfection or Excellence?

Juliette Smith Advice, Business, Guilt, Individuals, Perfectionism Leave a Comment

Hands up if you’re a perfectionist. I am – or rather – I used to be. I used to think my need for perfection came from my father. There are only a few professions where anything less than perfection is completely unacceptable. Pilots and Air Traffic Controllers for example, don’t have a lot of room for error in their work.  …

Positive Impression

Make a Positive Impression

Juliette Smith Advice, Business, Communication, Networking Leave a Comment

Positive impressions count, particularly in networking situations.  In a crowded market place, there’s at least one thing that will make your business or service stand out and be remembered and that one thing is YOU.  How can you be sure to make a positive impression? This quick read looks at some ways you can do just that. 7 steps to …

Women Networking – How can we be more successful?

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Women networking – are we in a different league from men doing the same thing?  Does gender make any difference to how successful we are at it? A colleague sent me an article from The Times, entitled “Why women are such bad networkers”. The premise for the article was actually “Women are not natural networkers”. I would partially agree with …