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September 24, 2017

Keeping your people moving in the Workplace …..

    We are all too aware of the tendency towards ever more sedentary lifestyles and the affliction of modern day society, commonly known as the “sitting disease” – a metabolic syndrome and the ill-effects of this lifestyle.   A survey conducted by PR Newswire showed that, on average, Americans are sitting for an average

September 17, 2017

Dates for the diary – 3rd & 4th October: A networking opportunity not to be missed

      In the summer of 2016, the PowerBase Senior Team spent a considerable amount of time discussing the possibility of investing as sponsors and exhibitors at the 2016 Training & Development Show at DWTC in October. There were many compelling arguments for participation – a seemingly great opportunity to showcase services, address show

September 7, 2017

Manage the Emotions to Win the Sale

      80 – 85 % of decisions are based on emotion   If this statistic seems a little startling to you, this fits with the claim of psychologists that, as human beings, we believe ourselves to be more rational than we actually are.   Making a Business-to-Business or a high value purchase is

October 30, 2016

The Millennial Leader: Opportunity or Threat to the Working Environment ?

      There is no denying that millennials are slowly becoming the majority cohort in the workplace. The U.S. Bureau of Labour Stats states that millennials have already overtaken the majority representation of the workforce and predict that by 2030, this sector will account for 75%. There is, however, much speculation and even deep

October 6, 2016

Stress levels increasing? Time for Emotional Intelligence …

  There can be no doubt that stress levels are increasing throughout the world. Everyone working today is being driven harder to achieve more with limited resources, tighter budgets and within reduced timescales. The age of digital saturation means that work life now follows individuals into their home lives and, thanks to the prevalence of

June 20, 2016

The Chemistry of Winning Teams

        “Finding good players is easy …. Getting them to play as a team is another story”   Casey Stengel     The sports world has long recognised the concept and value of team chemistry and managed this seemingly intangible element to achieve victory.   Team chemistry is one of the most

May 25, 2016

Beware the risks of business emails …

    It is a well-known and accepted fact that email is now the predominant form of communication in the business world.   This mode of communication has seen phenomenal growth over the past 15 years and the trend is set to continue: it is expected that by 2017 over 132 billion business emails will

May 21, 2016

A Strong Mind starts with a Healthy Body ….

Never has it been more important for individuals and organisations to seriously consider the importance of health and its effect on performance and sustainability in the workplace.   We are all increasingly aware that the world economic climate is becoming more challenging. As businesses are experiencing heightened pressure to succeed, competition and the fight for