Self-development

personal crisis
When you work for yourself, you don't have the luxury of an employer who steps in to cover for you or to take up some of the slack. So what do you when a personal crisis arises? Phil Astley shares some tips to help you get through the worst patch, and helps you and your business to come out the better for it.

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If you thought resilience in business was all about bouncing back, Eileen McDargh challenges you to think again. She explains why resilience means more than that, and why it's important for you, and your business, to embrace it if you want to succeed in today's world.

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Tension is a normal part of negotiation. After all, you want something, and your negotiating partner wants something else. However, when both sides are tightly wound, reaching agreement can be difficult, if not impossible. Karyn Buxton explains why, and how, humour can diffuse the situation and help you come up with a solution that works.

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Play takes many forms, says Eileen McDargh. The trick is to find one that resonates with you and helps you release stress and engage your brain in a different type of thinking

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Business breakfast
Relationships. The most natural thing on earth, right? Apparently not, most of us struggle with relationships at some stage, whether they are personal or business related. Discover some tips on how to improve relationships with your clients in your business.

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Saying no
There's much emphasis today on saying yes - and rightly so. However there are times when it makes sense to say no - or at least not now. As a manager, it is essential you keep in mind the long term picture - although there are many examples of people later regretting saying no. But examples of people saying no when that turns out to be the right decision might get less publicity, but are far from rare.

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How to break out of the work rut
Spring has sprung, the grass is riz, what comes next is up to us. It's so easy, as seasons change, to drift along, losing sight of what's important - both to us and to our business. Spring is here - and Christmas is in sight. Why not just cruise? Even when you value work / life balance, you really can give more to your business and life by keeping things interesting.

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Necktie
You finally made the gutsy move to run your own business. You are the boss, you make the decisions, right? Not necessarily, there is always some bully who will try and throw you off your throne. Here is how to deal with them.

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The benefits of having a mentor are undeniable: 96%of executives in Fortune 500 companies credited mentoring as an important development tool. But how do you go about getting a mentor? Bill Treasurer suggests you find and evaluate a mentor of you very own - and he explains how.

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Are you really doing business on your terms? If not, says Bernadette Doyle, you should be

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Destructive ways of thinking are not helpful
All too often, we get ourselves into thought patterns that don't actually help us achieve and progress. Janet Lapp identifies five destructive ways we talk to ourselves, and she explains how to replace these with positive thinking.

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Most people perform better when they are heading toward a goal. But it is important to understand that the goals must motivate. If your goals leave you feeling inadequate, stressed out, or over-worked, then you will lack the motivation to complete them.

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What's driving your business? This week's guaranteed-under-two-minute read tries to help you answer that question and has tips to help you make sure you are doing things for the right reasons, and tools to keep you headed in the direction you want to be going.

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Professionalism wins and keeps business. Bill Treasurer suggest we know we need to be professional, but knowing how to be professional (and how to explain that to our staff if necessary), is not so easy. He shares seven practical tips.

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What motivates you? Sandy Geyer suggests we are driven primarily by two things. Fear and purpose motivate our actions - and, she says, they lead to two very different outcomes.

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Liquorice allsorts
Your childhood stranger-danger conditioning might well be holding you back in business. Claudia Disney has some advice on breaking the ice with prospective customers.

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By harnessing the power of your mind and making it work for you, you can move towards success, confident in the knowledge that success is what you will achieve, says Marian Kerr

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Busienessman showing resilience
Resilience is critical if you want your business to survive and grow. An unplanned "aha!" leaves Eileen McDargh reflecting on four key actions which will boost your ability to get back up and carry on when you need to.

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Standing out in a crowd
As we rush headlong towards the silly season, Robyn Pearce suggests that going against the trend can actually put you in a better place - one where you are ahead of the game and better off because of it.

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