Skilful.co wins gold for B2B website at the Essex Digital Awards 2016

Skilful.co wins gold for B2B website at the Essex Digital Awards 2016

We had an amazing night at the Essex Digital Awards and very proudly received the gold award for B2B website. The Essex Digital awards have been running since 2013, and reward innovation and progressive thinking in businesses, individuals, events, charities, and educational establishments. When presented with the award, the judges

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How to say no… in under 5 minutes

In our latest ‘quick tips’ video we explore why people find it hard to say ‘no’, but why it’s important to ensure you stay productive and manage expectations properly. Here are some tips and things to think about to make sure you can say ‘no’ in the best way, depending on

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Five management resolutions for 2016

It’s the time year when we often reflect and start to think about the year ahead. We were talking about what piece of advice we could give that will help people be better managers in 2016. We thought about everything we hear from managers and their teams and boiled it

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How to manage your boss… in under 5 minutes

If you don’t know what your boss expects of you, how can you be sure you’re focusing your time and energy on the right tasks? In our latest video we’ll talk you through why it’s important to get to know your boss; what are their concerns, worries, and how are

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Time Management Infographic

How do you manage your tasks and your time? How do you know what to do now, and what to put off until later? President Eisenhower once said “I have two kinds of problems: the urgent and the important. What is important is seldom urgent, and what is urgent is seldom

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New course: Motivating Your People

We’ve just launched ‘Motivating Your People’ – a brand new practical course about team motivation. There’s so much written about motivation in terms of being charismatic and giving pep talks, but in order achieve real, long-term productivity and satisfaction at work, there is so much more that needs to be

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What motivates one person, may well demotivate another

Here’s a sneak peek from our upcoming course, Motivating Your People. In this video we explore the consequences of not acknowledging different motivations in the workplace. Indeed, what motivates one person, may well demotivate another. And it’s not all about pay and recognition, like people so often think. As you’ll

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The fear of giving negative feedback

One of the main concerns managers have is about giving negative feedback. It’s much easier to give good news, although whether that actually happens enough is another story. But back to our bad news, what is it about telling the truth that some of us find so difficult? Well it

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Real management: not blue-sky thinking but on the ground performance

It was great to watch Fiona McBride filming our ‘Everyday Management’ course as it brought home to us what managing people is really about, stripping away all the fluff surrounding what management is and brought it to brass tacks: how do you get things done through people and deal professionally

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How do you say ‘no?’

One of the toughest jobs managers tell me they have is saying ‘no.’ So why is that? Well it can offend, it can be uncomfortable and it’s a bit final. The problem occurs when managers don’t want to say ‘no’ and they think the choices are to say ‘no,’ which

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