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The Power of Saying ‘No’

Everytime you say yes to something, you’re saying no to something else. (Amy Morin, 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do) With a new year comes resolutions, saying yes to life and trying new opportunities, however it’s also important to know when to say no. Saying no in business can increase productivity and decrease levels of stress, allowing you to focusRead More >

If you don’t ask, you don’t get

Successful people seek out development opportunities. So however supportive your manager is, don’t make the mistake of giving responsibility for your development to them. Ask for what you want. Development comes in all sorts of way – new responsibilities, projects, secondments. Even asking to attend a significant meeting can provide a great opportunity to see theRead More >