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Getting Through a Part-Time Online Doctorate

  Mar 30 2020

# Interpersonal Skills and Self Development

Recently, I wrote some thoughts about applying for a part time online doctorate. Unfortunately, studies show that more than half of part-time doctoral students do not finish their degree1. While circumstances...

Corona: Fight or Fright

  Mar 30 2020

# Health, Safety and Environment

The COVID-19 pandemic brings numerous concerns for humanity. With a few exceptions, all businesses are suffering from this virus that has crippled almost everything. However, the question for which I couldn’t...

Is It Time to Apply for That Part-Time Online Doctorate?

  Mar 25 2020

# Interpersonal Skills and Self Development

It’s March 2020 and it seems that the entire world is going on lock down because of the alarming spread of the coronavirus. As I sit at home and ponder the sorry state of world affairs, I am reminded by...

What to “think” when you are not “thinking”?

  Mar 11 2020

# Interpersonal Skills and Self Development

I believe that most of us in these modern days can't stop thinking! Thinking and thinking and thinking... We think of what happened yesterday and what will happen tomorrow. But, is it possible to stop...

Everyday English Language from Engineering

  Feb 4 2020

# Engineering and Instrumentation

Have you ever considered why sales and marketing people talk about a ‘sales pipeline’? You may have heard of a ‘sales funnel’ or, to extend the concept, a ‘leaky sales pipeline’. Similarly, whilst a ‘barometer’ is ...

How to Think Like an Engineer

  Dec 19 2019

# Engineering and Instrumentation

Do your engineer colleagues talk about things you don't understand? Have you ever wondered why they ask you for so much information? Or why they can be so pedantic about small details? You could ta...

The Impact of company culture on Digital Transformation

  Nov 11 2019

# Digital Innovation and Transformation

Company culture is a term that is often heard when advertising a business to prospective employees, however, the implications of culture run deeper than the perks of a job. As we move towards a world that ada...

Must Have Skills to Become a Successful Administrative Assistant

  Jul 14 2019

# Administration and Secretarial

As an inexperienced secretary, I hated taking notes and writing minutes – I’d rather have thrown myself downstairs! However, as I progressed to more senior roles, I eventually got the hang of it and have, since 200...

Co-active Coaching

  Jun 27 2019

# Interpersonal Skills and Self Development

When I first heard about the co-active coaching concept, I was curious about how this differs from the “regular” coaching I am used to implementing in my daily tasks as a consultant and a facilitator of various typ...

The Importance of Boilerplate Clauses in Commercial Contracts

  Jun 27 2019

# Legal

I have been training UK lawyers and international lawyers in the area of business and commercial law for over a decade and when we discuss commercial contracts, they all find the topic of boilerplate clauses in com...