Work life balance? Forget it

Work life balance? Forget it!

This guest post is written by Michael Brown, who has been a leadership and personal development trainer for 17 years, working with organisations large and small worldwide. Michael writes a very interesting blog, alongside his ‘How not 2’ videos, a tongue in cheek look at how not to manage and lead teams. Work life balance?  Forget it! How would […]

Read More
To code or not to code

To code or not to code

There has been a lot of talk about the future direction of the communications professional (including marketing) and our inaugural debate earlier this year focused on this topic, specifically whether the future comms pro needs to be a generalist or a specialist. Candidates frequently ask us “how important are digital skills for comms people”? Is digital […]

Read More
7 ways to improve your personal impact

7 ways to improve your personal impact

During my 14 year career as a recruitment consultant I have interviewed nearly 10,000 candidates. Some of the most impressive and impactful candidates I have met didn’t initially look that good on paper. But face to face, they have impact, they have that special secret ingredient called ‘gravitas’. Maya Angelou said “People will forget what […]

Read More
What is real confidence?

What is real confidence?

I probably come across as quite a confident person. Some might say I’m borderline arrogant at times. But that hides the truth: that I lack confidence, but can put on a good show. There have been times when I’ve suffered such a loss of confidence, I’ve cried myself to sleep at night, woken up with […]

Read More