Your Need for Privacy Could Be Hurting You

Liberty Forrest | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Liberty Forrest

Most of the time, when people say this to me, I'm surprised. Not that they've said it (and it's lovely that they do), but that it's their perception that I've done something unusual, or at least, something unusual enough that it warrants commenting on it.

If One Thing Could Change for the New Year... Let It Be Understanding!

Matt Clifton | Posted 04.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Matt Clifton

As the Christmas period has passed, and now the New Year celebrations have gone too, it sort of feels like reality has appeared once more. You know th...

How to Talk to Kids About Terrorist Attacks

Melissa Hood | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Parents
Melissa Hood

What has happened in Paris and in Beirut recently is a very shocking and terrible thing and how you talk to your children about it will vary a lot depending on the age of your children and their temperament and your own values. While everyone will be appalled by what has happened there may be different aspects of it that you would want to highlight to your children.

It's Okay to Not Be Okay (Honestly)

Katie Portman | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Portman

We are living in a world obsessed with perfectionism and image, but isn't it time we stopped the role playing and tell ourselves and each other, that actually it's OK to not be OK?

How Can Academics Survive the Email Post-Holiday Blues?

Dr Natalia Kucirkova | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Dr Natalia Kucirkova

I use Facebook to message with my brother, Viber to exchange pictures with friends, Skype to call my Japanese teacher. But to communicate with my ac...

Seven Ways to Get Better Answers from your Children About Their School Day

Isabelle Lee | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Parents
Isabelle Lee

A parent's impression of their child's school day can be rather nebulous, and so I thought I would share a few techniques I've developed to get a bit of a firmer idea of what their school day is like.

We Should Never Stop Complaining!

Edward Adoo | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK
Edward Adoo

It's the expectation for everything to be done in the right way. Yes things do go wrong, that cannot be helped. We are human and things are bound to g...

Does the ice need to be broken?

Jared Joffe | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK
Jared Joffe

I have a confession to make. I dislike small talk; in fact I find it almost intolerable sometimes. I recognise why it exists and I can play the gam...

Have We Hit Communication Overload?

Nigel Eastwood | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Tech
Nigel Eastwood

There is so much technological noise out there right now; so many apps; so many upgrades; so many content providers; so many packages, bundles and choices. In this new world, where we have so many technological options, it's easy to find our eyes glazing over.

Why Bilingual Education Is Expanding Our World

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

English is necessary. But to what extent? All the way? Just because something is not in every day usage doesn't mean that it is not being used elsewhere and may not one day come in handy for you.

Authentic Conversations

Donna Moulds | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Donna Moulds

Authentic conversations are easier to have than you may think. Its about knowing what you want to say without ego or anger. Its about knowing how you feel about the situation or the emotion you may be experiencing. Its not about being right and its not about making someone else feel bad.

Here's Why Tesco 'The Brand' Could Use A Little Help

Suzanne Hoare | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK
Suzanne Hoare

My sister just got back from Tesco. "Something weird just happened," she said. Little did I know 'something weird' would involve a red pepper. "I ...

This Election's Big Surprise: Ed Miliband

Nick Smallman | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Politics
Nick Smallman

For years Ed Miliband came across as a deeply awkward politician. Now, in the final weeks of his long five-year wait for a general election, at the time when you'd think he would most tense and anxious of all, he has suddenly relaxed. It is an astonishing transition.

Don't Say Yes When You Mean No

Susan Leigh | Posted 27.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

How conditioned are we to automatically say 'yes' when something is asked of us? We may want to be of service, be seen to do the right thing, not disappoint or cause offence and yet saying 'yes' when every part of us doesn't want to is a recipe for hurt and resentmen

Real Leadership

David C. M. Carter | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK
David C. M. Carter

Working as a CEO mentor for over 18 years now, I have had the privilege of working with a number of truly inspirational 'greats'. The two traits that they all have though, are gravitas and charisma. They know their stuff and they emit an aura - even the shy ones.

E-commerce More Than a Refuge to Which Email Clings

Monty Munford | Posted 13.06.2015 | UK Tech
Monty Munford

On mobile, messaging platforms have taken over from voice and are still outstripping the various social media vehicles, but these are skewed towards consumers talking to each other. B2B marketing is still evolving on these channels, while the one-to-one of email is still comfortable for users.

There Are Always Options for Compassionate End-Of-Life Care

Leigh Kendall | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Leigh Kendall

The distinction in Hugo's care between 'there being no hope' and 'no further treatment' being worthwhile with 'nothing more can be done' is crucial. Nothing more could be done to save Hugo's life, but we were able to give him a good death.

Why Everyone Should Have A Relationship MOT.

Sacha Knop | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sacha Knop

If you buy a car, it has usually been serviced so it runs wonderfully smoothly for a while. And we so enjoy it when our car drives effortlessly. When it develops a problem, a fault, which the things we use do, we take it to the garage where an expert fixes it

When Does Blogging Become Content Marketing?

Mark Hillary | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

We have moved on from just calling this process "corporate blogging." Now we are referring to the process of publishing corporate information, which is not specifically advertising, as content marketing.

Nigel Farage's Smile Makes Him an Irresistible Political Communicator

Nick Smallman | Posted 23.05.2015 | UK Politics
Nick Smallman

His secret is the whole 'down the pub' persona. Farage's 'I like a pint and a fag' brand is better than anything else on offer - and certainly more fun. Nothing celebrates 'I'll do what I like' than smoking a cigarette. It's a faux libertarianism that works well for Ukip and invites parallels with the Tea Party in the US. Ordinary voters won't spot that, of course. What they'll recognise and value is an authentic personal brand.

So Take a Look at Me Now

Jared Joffe | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jared Joffe

Eye contact is the most powerful non-verbal message you can send to another person. Many human beings struggle with eye contact due to the fact that maintaining it can be very revealing.

Hung Up On You - How We Became Hooked On Mobiles As They've Changed Over The Years

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK

While many of us would struggle to remember a time when we didn't have mobile phones at our fingertips at any given moment, it's only in the last few ...

Our Smart Communication Tools Are Degrading Our Ability to Interact Socially

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK Tech
Adnan Al-Daini

On numerous occasions, I have seen mothers so absorbed in their task of interacting with their smartphones that they totally ignore the child's plea to talk and interest them in what s/he is observing and thinking.

Language Matters! Maternity Experience and NHS Change Day

Leigh Kendall | Posted 09.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Leigh Kendall

Being in any healthcare environment for any reason can feel disempowering for a patient. Effective communication between healthcare professionals and patients can help build trusting relationships, improve patient outcomes and patients' experiences.

Ed Miliband: Jabbing Without Pointing, Communicating Without Connecting

Nick Smallman | Posted 02.05.2015 | UK Politics
Nick Smallman

Ed Miliband looks like a man who's taken a crash course in interpersonal communication without making it his own. The Labour leader is betrayed by two signature gestures which just about sum up his style. One is the 'point without a point'. The other is the 'head jab'. Together, they embody a man who looks so pressured it's obvious he's still not ready for prime-time.