Last Saturday (June 16th) after a superb lunchtime session with Schula's meetup group I went for a stroll in Marble Hill Park, Richmond and spotted that the annual Open Day is THIS Saturday, June 23rd, from 11.00 - 14.00!! Click here for info...…Continue
Added by Lord Hamilton of Glencoe on June 22, 2018 at 16:00 — No Comments
There are loads of Business Networking Events out there and I wanted to do something slightly different. I thought if I was to form my own Networking Group what would I like it to be?
The money I pay to go to local charities
Be able to have a Drink
Learn Something New
Do a Fun Activity
Meet lots of local Businesses
A way of promoting myself to everyone that attends
I came up with a Fun Poker Night. I have now organised over 10 of…Continue
Working from home….It’s a bit of a Marmite issue in my mind. Personally, I love the buzz and energy an office can provide, but I admit there are occasions when working from home and having some calm and less of a journey is a joyful thing.
Last week I was speaking with a candidate who…Continue
Added by Simon Royston on May 31, 2018 at 10:30 — No Comments
By letting go of what we don't need, we create a space for the things we do need to come to us.
How do we stop running around in circles chasing the nice feelings, possessions and emotions, whilst also running away from the emotions and feelings and things we don't like?
How do we become open and accepting to each moment?
There are eight limbs to yoga, the first are the 'Yamas' essentially these are how we deal…
Added by Jane Tyson on May 23, 2018 at 7:00 — No Comments
Unfortunately these FREE sessions (I'm going to both!) haven't made it into the NiS calendar as of now - but two are in London, to be fair!
There's a FREE GDPR training from OMNI, Monday May 21 @ the Mulberry Bush, Waterloo, 16.30-17.30 - check it out…Continue
Added by Lord Hamilton of Glencoe on May 20, 2018 at 21:00 — No Comments
What’s the big deal with LinkedIn this time?
Well, as we speak LinkedIn is undergoing another big makeover - remember how radically it changed when…Continue
Added by Keith Grover, NiS Webmaster on April 5, 2018 at 12:00 — No Comments
Three things to bear in mind when considering this!
1. Do you need people to help your business be successful?
If the answer is yes, how do you find those people? How do you know if they can add value to your business? What is the best way to bring them on board to your business? Lots of questions but do you have the answer? Possibly not because the reasons that you started a business was to provide a…Continue
Added by Martine Robins on March 29, 2018 at 15:30 — No Comments
The power of networking. I want to say a huge thank you to Keith Grover of MyTeam and Networking in Surrey.
As host to the upcoming Wonderful World of Wellbeing Festival at Kempton Park Racecourse in May my initial attendance at MyTeam in January has become a fabulous journey. Having since met and worked with MyTeam members, together with recommendations from Keith for further networking around the community has proven invaluable. Meeting amazing business people doing great things,…Continue
Added by Diane Mitchell on March 17, 2018 at 12:00 — No Comments
It’s hard to believe, but it will be ten years this year since the ratings site Glassdoor was launched. The website allowing anonymous users to go online and write anything they like about your organisation seemed to be a relatively recent phenomenon to me - but clearly not. I guess the reason I and many clients…Continue
Added by Simon Royston on March 5, 2018 at 11:00 — No Comments
Detox! Detox! Detox! As we head towards Spring it’s the word that we hear banded around the world. I have lived and taught in 7 countries in the last four decades and every year the same old DETOX word pops it's head up along with the fresh greens we see as the earth starts warming. This is a topic that can have an enormous impact on your health. Detoxification is the term we describe the process of your body eliminating things that it was not designed to have such as heavy metals and toxic…Continue
Added by Marlene Watson-Tara on February 28, 2018 at 21:00 — No Comments
Of all the management issues you will face in the workplace, a medical certificate signing an employee off with stress, anxiety, depression, or some other form of mental illness, is guaranteed to make your heart sink. A variety of questions spring to mind: how long will the person be away? Is the workplace somehow responsible for the problem? Could you have seen it coming and done something to prevent it? What are you going to say to the person when they do come back? What,…Continue
Added by Mara Thorne on January 17, 2018 at 10:57 — No Comments
As we come to the end of the year it’s time for some reflection. What have you learned as a result of everything you’ve experienced this past year? Now is the time of year that we typically look back on the goals we set at the start of the year to evaluate how we’ve done. Hopefully this time last year you set yourself SMART goals. If you did, hopefully you now know if you achieved them or not. Did you achieve all your goals (business…Continue
Added by Nikki Faulkner on December 11, 2017 at 10:09 — No Comments
reetings fellow professionals,
December is here at last, so fun, frolics and laughter cannot be far behind.
So, there you are as business slows down in the approach to Christmas with your carefully cultivated prospect list, trying to write the killer marketing e mail to get 2018 off with a bang……………..but, where do you start?…Continue
Added by Colin Mico on December 1, 2017 at 10:30 — No Comments
Solution-focused brief therapy is an approach to psychotherapy based on finding and building solutions, rather than in-depth analysing of problems. Although it acknowledges present problems and past causes, it explores and focuses on an individual’s current resources and future hopes – the preferred future – helping them to look forward and use their own strengths to achieve their goals.
As its name suggests, solution-focused brief therapy is considered a time-limited approach,…Continue
Added by Elaine Way on November 28, 2017 at 21:07 — No Comments
Morning fellow professionals,
My apologies for missing a week on my e mails (did anyone notice? J) but last Friday was all about the “transition process” following the announcement that we will be Aston Lark with effect from July 2018. Exciting times!
Added by Colin Mico on November 17, 2017 at 16:08 — No Comments
Thank you to all of you who’ve been reading my articles, but I thought it was time to take a step back and pose the question “Why should you care about the information I share with you? Why should you ‘listen’ to what I say? Why should you even contemplate working with me or referring me to others?” Well – the answer is simple – because I’ve been there. I know that it’s not as easy as it looks to be a great People Manager. So in this article I’m going to share my story.…Continue
Added by Nikki Faulkner on November 15, 2017 at 13:46 — No Comments
Following the revelations of sexual harassment and assault - and allegations of rape - by Harvey Weinstein that filled the news media a few weeks ago, I recently heard Sir Tom Jones on the radio admitting that something similar was attempted against him early in his career. There have been many scandals involving sexual harassment and abuse (including child abuse) in recent years; among the most notorious sexual predators here in the UK were Jimmy Saville and Cyril Smith, not to…Continue
Added by Mara Thorne on November 8, 2017 at 12:37 — No Comments
reetings fellow professionals on this fine Autumn Friday morning.
So, we all have a website, don’t we?
Why do we have it?
What is its purpose?
Does your website look the same and say the same as everyone else in your industry?
I appreciate that…Continue
Added by Colin Mico on November 3, 2017 at 16:01 — No Comments
Greetings one and all,
As I was sampling “La Dolce Vita” last week in Southern Italy, I was reminded by how “success” in its many forms is always preceded by asking good questions……………because good questions lead to good answers…..and good answers lead to good information
Whether it was asking the Concierge as to his recommendation of the best local…Continue
Added by Colin Mico on October 27, 2017 at 11:30 — No Comments
Washing hands with cold water ‘as good as’ hot water
Do you use hot or cold water when you wash your hands?
Well, new research suggests that cold water might be just as good as warm water!
US scientists studied a group of volunteers and found that washing with cold water (15C) instead of hot water (38C) didn’t make a big…Continue
Added by Ray Coleshill on October 26, 2017 at 11:54 — No Comments