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What Can Mindfulness Do For Me?


That’s the question, isn’t it? But what mindfulness can do isn’t just about the personal, it’s also about the professional and about society too!  (more…)

Using Service Supply Chain to Improve Business Profitability


Services have led to major structural changes across the global economies in the last decade or so. Besides the advantages that they provide, such as an increased contribution to GDP, an increase in employment opportunities and the stimulation of manufacturing potential, services provide constant and consistent revenues for businesses.  (more…)

Mindfulness Summed Up


As our journey Uncovering Mindfulness begins to draw to an end in this exclusive series I want to set-out the “5 steps for a mindful revolution”. (more…)

Build Your Business’ Resilience While Supporting Your Employees


Albert Einstein once said “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new”. Making mistakes is how we grow as people, as businesses, and as a society. Yet we have become fearful of failure – either through mistakes or life’s curveballs. We expect to succeed – all the time. Subsequently, we fail to take the right lessons from mistakes and things not going our way. We are simply not resilient enough. But there is a solution to low resilience in the workplace… (more…)

Corporate Wellbeing Improvement Plan


Key executives are becoming more aware of the need for a healthy workplace for the physical and emotional wellbeing of their employees. Wellness strategies allow management to motivate the staff to reach the company’s strategic and operational objectives.  (more…)

Marketing Strategies for Small Organisations


When it comes to selecting a suitable marketing concept for your enterprise, one of the most decisive factors is the size of your company. In contrast to big organisations, there are a number of limitations for small organisations, which influence the type of marketing practices available to them.  (more…)

Blended Learning: When to Combine Face-to-Face & Online Learning


The question of face-to-face vs. e-learning is not always either or. Online learning has made inroads in recent years. However, it is difficult to fully replace face-to-face training. In many cases, blended learning programs should be used to overcome the limitations of face-to-face instruction and expand the overall learning experience.  (more…)

The Soft Skill “Self-Confidence”: Why Encouraging Your Employees is Vital


There are a number of soft skills that are important in the 21st century workplace. Some, such as the soft skill self-confidence, you may not have considered as important. We all know what confidence is, but how many truly value it? What does it mean to have confidence in real terms? Are there measurable benefits? Yes, there are. Bookboon has a great solution to encourage confidence in your employees to make them feel better and become a great asset to your business.  (more…)

Remove all barriers and re-focus on (e)learning!


The corporate eLearning landscape is finally picking up pace.

As electronic learning grew with the rise of the internet during the 90’s, so did the hope that soon we could all ‘tap into the Matrix’ and learn to speak Mandarin in 30 minutes. In reality, no matter how fast we innovate, it takes years before new and better applications are widely used or accepted.  (more…)

3 Key Principals of Project Executing Processes


Writing your plan is a major part of achieving your goals, but it is only through executing of the actual processes that you can assess how close you are to target and what adjustments need to be made. Those changes may be required when you compare the original planned process with monitoring what happens in reality. By testing and accepting the procedures that work best for your project, it is far easier to see how your project team can best manage the operation.  (more…)