Communication

Ed Miliband: Jabbing Without Pointing, Communicating Without Connecting

Nick Smallman | Posted 03.03.2015 | 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 25.02.2015 | 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 13.02.2015 | 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 12.02.2015 | 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 21.01.2015 | 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 20.01.2015 | 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 14.01.2015 | 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 08.01.2015 | 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.

The New Narcissists!

Judith Owen | Posted 11.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Judith Owen

Is it me, or are we in the Western World, becoming the New Narcissists? I'm not referring to some 80s pop movement here, and by 'we' I mean me, and all the me's who see our smartphones as our BFF's and think nothing of bringing our tawdry private lives into public places.

The Wonder of Sex Talk

Sarah Berry | Posted 04.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Berry

If you feel like something has gone wrong during sex lying in silence next to the person you've had sex with can feel very lonely. One of you may not have climaxed or finished too soon, it may have hurt, it may have brought up negative feels, or you may have felt nervous.

What Can Disabled People Do When the Computer Says No?

Simon Stevens | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

Sometimes the system takes the flexibility of human judgement out of the equation, and we end up with a situation akin to the famous Little Britain sketch where the computer simply says no to everything.

Letting Go of Hurt Feelings

Amisha Bhavsar | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amisha Bhavsar

At some time or another we've all experienced our share of emotional hurt. And often when we're hurt, we dump our feelings on others or speak harshly. But this doesn't always work. Getting stuck with the hurt and moping around feeling sorry for ourselves also doesn't work. Suppressing hurt also doesn't work. Why?

Planet of a Billion Producers

Adam Hamdy | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Tech
Adam Hamdy

Earlier this year an attorney based in Savannah, Georgia produced what has to rank as one of the most cost effective commercials of all time. Originally broadcast on his local TV station during the Superbowl, Jamie Casino's ad went viral overnight and became a global sensation. It's easy to see why.

The Only Person You Can Change Is Yourself

Torsten Klaus | Posted 22.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Torsten Klaus

Often, we don't even realise what's at the bottom of our partner's sudden outburst, tears, anger or other strong emotional reaction - we think it's because of xyz issue (not washing the dishes, flirting, going out with mates too often...). Whereas, in reality those buttons relate to fear of abandonment, rejection, intimacy or being unlovable - part of our individual life story.

Why Do 'They' Email Difficult News on Friday Afternoons?

Simon Stevens | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK
Simon Stevens

I am not sure if organisations send emails on Friday afternoons on purpose or not, or they understand the distressed this causes. While I can understand why they would do it, to give people the opportunity to calm down and reflect on the contents of the email, I do think it is cowardly and demonstrates a weakness because they are unable to properly defend their decision.

Why Scotland Shows the Future of Politics

Adam Hamdy | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

Rather than being an aberration, Scotland may prove to be a trailblazer. In the same way that it has transformed media and communication, the Internet has the potential to radically alter government. We have the tools at our disposal to hold instant national votes on important political issues.

How to Prevent an Overflowing Email Inbox and Save Time at Work

Jon Jorgensen | Posted 01.11.2014 | UK Tech
Jon Jorgensen

An overflowing inbox can easily distract from more important tasks, resulting in many people spending large amounts of time managing emails through mobile devices, trying desperately to keep up. However, there are strategies we can all take to manage our inbox and ensure we have more free time to be productive.

The Lullaby Is Now in Space

Jo Worgan | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Worgan

Where on earth do I begin with this one? I really don't know, and I am not sure if what I will tell you will make any sense whatsoever, but I'll give it a try. It may make more sense to me if I write it all down.

Getting With the Times: The Implications of 21st Century Technology

Peter Rolton | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK Tech
Peter Rolton

If technology allows us to virtually participate in meetings that take place anywhere in the world, is it so important that we are there to shake hands in person? As the cost of power creeps ever higher, I would imagine that priorities will shift out of necessity towards conducting more business through digital channels.

What's in a Degree?

Emily Perry | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emily Perry

I find myself on the hunt for a new opportunity. Refreshingly I can share this because, unlike many of my jobseeking counterparts, my current employer is fully supportive of my decision to return to my communications specialism having successfully delivered my three year plan as a generalist.