Five Ways to Boost your Income

Broadly speaking there are two ways to improve your financial position – reduce your outgoings or increase your income. Let’s focus on the latter and see if you can boost the money coming in. 1. Ask your boss for a raise. This is one of the simplest and best ways of increasing your income but many people never try it. Ask for a meeting with your manager. Be polite and respectful. Point... Read More--

10 Great Ways to Increase your Followers on Twitter

Some people use Twitter as a social network with a handful of friends and consequently do not want a large number of followers. Others use it to increase their influence and the awareness of their personal brand. For these people it is important to attract a large number of followers – and the right kind of followers. Here are some practical tips on how to gather a large number of suitable followers: 1.... Read More--

Boost your Career by Becoming an Ideas Carrier

You can increase your success in business if you can become an ideas carrier, someone who identifies, collects and communicates fresh ideas for other people’s business challenges.  If you work in an office you can do this for your colleagues, your boss or the people who report to you. If you are a consultant or sales person you can do this for your customers. If you are a buyer you can do it... Read More--

How to Run Super Effective Meetings

Do you spend too much time in meetings? If so, you are in good company. One of the most common complaints of office workers is that their productivity is hampered by too many unproductive meetings. Ineffective meetings lead to frustration. They waste the time of the participants and they undermine the effectiveness of the whole organization. Here are some ways to tackle this problem. 1. Fewer attendees. The... Read More--

How to be Innovative when your Boss Isn’t

A common complaint that I hear when I run innovation workshops is this, ‘I have plenty of really creative ideas but my boss just isn’t interested in trying anything new. What can I do?’ Let’s leave aside the possibility that this view is itself distorted and take it at face value. It is a tricky situation that most of us will experience at some time. What can be done? Here are... Read More--

Looking for a Job? Try this 11 step plan.

Many people now find themselves looking for employment. It is not easy. The job market is highly competitive with many applicants for each vacancy. How can you maximize your chances of getting a job offer? Try this 11 point plan. 1. Identify your transferable skills. List your main areas of expertise. How many of your skills are transferable to other lines of work? This list constitutes much of what... Read More--