Tag: top tips


Want to feel more confident in only 10 seconds?

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10th November

What gets you feeling nervous? Perhaps it’s having to give an important presentation at work or going for a job interview. Maybe it’s the thought of going on a date or arriving at a party where you don’t know anyone.

A study by Katharina Kircanski and her colleagues at the University of California, Los Angeles suggests a really quick method of keeping our feelings in check.

The researchers invited people … Read more


What helps people to get ahead at work? Four skills

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5th February

We all know that smart, technically-skilled people don’t always make it to the top.  So what does help people to succeed and get promoted?

Research tells us that it’s about people skills – being able to build, maintain and use relationships to achieve outcomes at work.  I call this skill organisational savvy.

So what is organisational savvy?  And how can you get better at it?

Social astuteness

Published research … Read more


Got a problem you want to solve? DO IT!

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7th October

My Confidence book is one of my all-time bestsellers. And the publisher asked me this year to add some content to it so that we could give readers the very best advice in the revised and updated 3rd edition.

Readers have told me that one of their favourite techniques from the book is what I call the ‘DO IT’ problem solving method.

DO IT is a simple method for … Read more


Want 5 top tips for life and career success?

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23rd September

I shot this video a while ago, but I still stand by the five top tips I shared.

The book these tips came from was originally called The Extra One Per Cent but was republished with a new title as E is for Exceptional.

I hope you found the video interesting.  Please feel free to share your thoughts and comments below!… Read more


What’s a simple, proven way to resist temptation?

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23rd July

A confession: I really like cakes, chocolate, ice cream and toffee popcorn and all manner of treats that are full of sugar and saturated fat!

Like most people, I sometimes struggle to resist temptation. But recent research has found a simple way to boost willpower when we’re trying to do the right thing.

Vanessa Patrick at the C. T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston taught experimental … Read more


Want to make better decisions?

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21st March

Sometimes it’s tough to know what to do in life.

I was intrigued to read an article from a few months ago on the New York Times website about why we get side-tracked when it comes to making decisions and what we might be able to do about it.

Here are a handful of the quotes that I liked from the article:

  • Most of us tend to be overly optimistic
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Are you (or someone you know) a bit quieter and on the introverted side?

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30th January

Would you say that you’re someone who’s naturally confident and comfortable speaking up at work?  If not, don’t worry because you’re not alone.  Many people who are at the more introverted end of the spectrum find that they need to work harder at making their mark at work.

I was recently asked by a journalist at Go Think Big to contribute some top tips on beating shyness.  The journalist only … Read more


Stressed about Christmas? Worry no more!

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3rd November

I and three other experts (including Dr Kate Hefferon, a distinguished researcher for whom I have the greatest admiration) were asked to tackle readers’ queries and problems about Christmas (family arguments, the stress of cooking a big dinner, coping with the in-laws, etc.) in the December issue of Red magazine.

Here’s the full four-page article.  If you click each of the images below twice, you can enlarge the images … Read more