Can a dress code enhance your team’s performance?

There are many factors that may affect employee performance, from the environmental to the motivational. One of the most easily overlooked – but often most significant – is how the way that we dress has an impact on how we feel, and consequently how we perform. Most of us have had that one experience where we have been in the wrong [...]

By |2018-08-29T13:35:17+00:00July 12th, 2018|Professional Image|0 Comments

Why a Personal Assistant is so positive for your business image

This is a guest post from DesignatedPA about the value of having a Personal Assistant for your business image, it will also help you to think about that qualities you might want when you are selecting one.  Having a Personal Assistant (PA) can do wonders for your business productivity, efficiency and organisation - but did you know that they can also [...]

By |2018-08-08T07:32:29+00:00October 18th, 2017|Professional Image|0 Comments

The hard reality of 'soft' skills

I have to admit I strongly dislike the term 'soft skills'. I think it is because the word ‘soft’ sounds weak and to me doesn't communicate the real impact that ‘soft skills’ have when they are well developed. They are frequently seen as second best to ‘hard skills’. With that in mind, why do they matter? Fundamentally, having strong 'soft skills' [...]

By |2018-08-08T07:32:30+00:00June 23rd, 2017|Professional Image|0 Comments

7 tips to increase your gravitas

If you read my previous article '5 reasons why gravitas is a good thing', you’ll have realised the benefits of gravitas - how having it makes your life easier, helping you to get your message heard and increase the chances of action being taken! If you didn't read it, you can do so here. So this time, I want to explain [...]

By |2018-08-08T07:32:31+00:00February 3rd, 2017|Professional Image|0 Comments

A different way of thinking about a first impression?

Frequently in my talks and workshops, when I am covering the topics of psychology of image and the impact of a first impression, I have people say we just shouldn’t judge one another from a first impression. It’s a great idea but very hard to achieve, it is pretty much impossible to meet someone for the first time and think nothing [...]

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