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A happy employee is an engaged !employee

In this blog we hear from Leigh Mackay of Work Wise Wellness Ltd, sharing insights on the links between employee engagement and wellness. At Cerulean we always emphasize the importance of meaning and purpose in people's working lives and in a recent article for...

Are you a shy extrovert?

We always caution people to watch out for stereo-typing themselves and others. Most people already know that most extroverts aren’t necessarily dancing on the table at the party, just as the introverts aren’t necessarily shy and retiring. Many of us are somewhere on a spectrum and it will vary according to who they are with and what they are doing.

Making the most of the ‘quiet times’ at work

You may well experience a ‘down-time’ at work during the summer, when it seems like no-one is around and progress can be slow. But what’s important is how you use this time - look at slow days as an opportunity for you to slow down. Stop. Think in a more strategic way...

Busting productivity myths!

The subject of productivity – and how to achieve it – is something that has attracted many mantras down the years. Everyone seems to know how to get more work done in a shorter space of time, but how many of those widespread beliefs really stand up to scrutiny? Is a traditional ‘9 to 5’ workday, for instance, the best way to encourage productivity, or is it something that we’ve all just got into the habit of, without really questioning it? Flexible working can yield great benefits to both individuals an organisations as it allows people to work in a way that fits with their home life, meaning that they are more focused when working.

The value of ‘disruptive’ talent

If there's one thing that your management training to date may not have prepared you for, it's how to deal with 'disruptive' talent... people such as Sir Richard Branson. Yep, the Virgin founder recently admitted in an interview with BBC World Business that he...

Are you a ‘listening’ leader… or just faking it?

Given our own extensive leadership training, we are always interested in the latest thoughts on leadership here at Cerulean, and our attention couldn't help but be captured by one recent article that appeared on the TrainingZone website. An excerpt from a new book by...

Where procrastination comes from

There’s no doubt about it: for so many of us, procrastination wreaks havoc in our lives. It’s one of the biggest motivating factors behind the enquiries that we receive about our time management training here at Cerulean, and when you look at the damage that it can wreak, it’s no wonder. No one wants to procrastinate, and yet, it inevitably happens time and time again. How can you finally break the spell?

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