How to tell a great story
4 August 2020
This week, we are focusing on a key communication tool – storytelling. This article introduces a few simple steps to guide you as you are building in storytelling in your communication.
How to break a bad habit
Building New Habits
30 July 2020
This Learning Spotlight will cover tips for removing bad habits, and more specifically how we can replace these with good habits.
How to Build a New Habit: This is your Strategy Guide
Building New Habits
28 July 2020
What habit have you been wanting to build? This article introduces 5 simple steps for building a habit strategy. Take some time to work out what these steps would look like for you and each one of the new habit that you want to create.
Building Emotional Intelligence Isn't as Hard as You Think
23 July 2020
This spotlight explores the ‘RULER’ technique used to help us develop greater wisdom about our feelings, and use them to our advantage.
The Story of Sarah
21 July 2020
How well do you handle critical feedback? In this spotlight, the video discusses our basic reactions to critical feedback. Watch the spotlight to learn more about that SARAH model - five stages that we all go through to some extent when we receive critical feedback.
The Art of Listening
16 July 2020
Communication is not a one-way process. Today’s spotlight has some tips for you to try out to improve your listening skills.
10 ways to have better conversations
14 July 2020
Communication is an essential part of everyday life. Hear 10 practical suggestions to ensure you have better everyday conversations and take some time to note down some key rules for your next great conversation.
The Six Principles of Persuasion
9 July 2020
This Learning Spotlight shares an overview of Robert Cialdini's classic principles of persuasion and some suggestions on how to make them work for you.
Lessons of the Good Friday Agreement
7 July 2020
Negotiation is a process by which compromise or reach an agreement is reached whilst avoiding argument or dispute. Read about the ten key lessons Dr. Marjorie Mowlam, the British Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, learnt from her experiences of the Good Friday Agreement
5 easy steps to mindfulness
2 July 2020
Mindfulness is a skill that helps keep our minds healthy. It helps us perform at our best and better navigate the up’s and downs of life. Read today’s spotlight for 5 easy steps to mindfulness for meditation beginners.
Top Tips for Taking Care of Yourself
30 June 2020
In these times of constant change and uncertainty, it is more important than ever to ensure we are taking care of ourselves and our wellbeing. Read the short article below for 11 simple tips for taking care of yourself.
Tips for Sparking Self-Motivation
25 June 2020
The article below covers some great ideas on how to give yourself that motivation boost that you might need on an off-day.
How To Boost Your Self-Motivation
23 June 2020
Watch the short video below to see how you can start creating new habits that help you avoid getting stuck in a downward motivation spiral.
Top Tips for Keeping a Reflective Journal
18 June 2020
A reflective journal helps to organise your thoughts and bring out new ideas. This article shares tips for keeping an effective, reflective journal and some available technology that might help you start.
What is self-directed learning?
16 June 2020
This article explains what self-directed learning is and covers seven top tips to help you make the most of your own self-directed learning.