Communication

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 28.04.2015 | 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 28.04.2015 | 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 15.04.2015 | 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.

The Death of Distance vs the Cult of Complexity

Luis Alvarez | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Tech
Luis Alvarez

Technology - the core skill of CIOs - is the comparatively straight-forward piece of the uneasy alliance between technology, people and process. The ability to think and act creatively is the most in-demand skill for CIOs in the emerging landscape.

Taking a Page Out of the Six Nations Playbook

Garry Veale | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK
Garry Veale

In the build up to this year's Six Nations Championship, the spotlight was on last Friday's opening game between England and Wales at the Millennium S...

We Create Fame - Want to Join Us?

Philip Trippenbach | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Philip Trippenbach

You've probably never heard of the company I work for. But our product is all around you. In fact, it's inside you. We make ideas, and we put them in people's heads. Essentially, we create fame.

Seven Positivity Hacks For a Genuinely Happy 2015

Annie Ashdown | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

It's such a waste of time and energy to focus on what is going wrong and what you don't have. Remember: if you pay attention to something, it grows. You need to send your attention to where you want it to go and starve your negative thoughts until they die.

How to Start Trusting Others... When Dating.

Olga Levancuka | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Olga Levancuka

What we tend to ignore, when we decide to jump head over heels into the dating soup, that in dating, speed dating, online dating or blind dating, each of us turns up with a very limited amount of trust and an enormous stash of barriers and protection.

The Social Networking Stigma: Blocking

Claire Lim | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Tech
Claire Lim

Whatever the reason for the blocking, it is the right of the blocker to block whomever they wish, after all, it's their personal feed. Social networking is not real life and it must be remembered that we should separate the two.

Word Games

Caragh Little | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK
Caragh Little

We place ourselves on the blank canvas of others' judgment and opinions: longing to be liked, afraid of being hated, desperate for our words to find common ground with someone, even for a moment.

Everyone on This Planet Is Already on a Spiritual Path

Karen Ruimy | Posted 21.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Ruimy

Are you choosing to step out onto the spiritual path? Are you are choosing to discover your true nature and the unique gifts that your soul brings to this life?

Keep in Touch

Beth Britton | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Britton

We all write it, a simple phrase that echoes a desire to remain connected to people who are personally or professionally important to us. Throughout most of our lives it may not mean much, but as people get older and potentially their number of contacts diminishes, keeping in touch takes on a whole new meaning.

How to Be Better at Rowing

Sarah Berry | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Berry

Most couples have rows. Even therapists who know a lot about relationship dynamics row with their partners (yes that includes me!) But if you feel you're always rowing, you spend a lot of time feeling resentful, or you never really make up following a row, then here are few ideas that might help you.

Five Golden Habits for Daily Life: Because Our Thoughts Become Our Actions

Anna Roth | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Roth

How conscious are you in your experience of daily life? Do you have fun? Do you create exciting projects and share your time with those you love? Or are you unhappy? Are you always complaining about loss? Are you waiting for somebody else to make the move that will take you out of your comfort zone to a better place?

Stepping Out Onto a Spiritual Path

Karen Ruimy | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Ruimy

Very often we are brought to the spiritual path by the unexpected forces of life. We are spiritual beings living a human life, but we all forget it the minute we incarnate in our physical bodies. We all enter into life on Earth as souls, totally enlightened and are given physical limits.