How To Get Your Colleagues To Meet The Deadline

As a Project Manager, my responsibility is to ensure that the people I work with are contributing the required information by a specified date.  One of the struggles I’ve found moving into a management role is the expectation that I need to make people take action.  I know there are people who relish the opportunity … Continue reading How To Get Your Colleagues To Meet The Deadline

3 Life Lessons From Never Split the Difference: By Chris Voss

Chris Voss is a former FBI Negotiator.  Using his knowledge and experience of negotiation he setup the Black Swan Group, which offers training courses utilising the techniques he learnt to help business and leadership professionals. His book Never Split the Difference explains the approaches he used in the FBI.  What makes it more interesting than … Continue reading 3 Life Lessons From Never Split the Difference: By Chris Voss

No Ambition In Life? Read This…

As I creep towards 40, I often think how my life would have been different if I’d had no ambition.  I know if I hadn’t been driven in my twenties knowing I was capable of so much more that I would probably still be working in the same dead-end job, probably single with no prospects … Continue reading No Ambition In Life? Read This…

How To Be A More Assertive Confident Communicator

Assertiveness is about taking a positive, direct approach allowing you to resolve problems and address issues. It's clear confident people are assertive communicators... but how do they do it?

The Hardest Decision I Ever Made…

Whilst at university... Whilst at university, I met a guy on my course who happened to be from the same town as me.  As we were living over 100 miles from our home town and the course only had 23 people taking it, I figure the odds of that happening were pretty small.  Because of … Continue reading The Hardest Decision I Ever Made…

Starting a New Job: How to Defeat Imposter Syndrome

New job... and imposter syndrome returns... Recently I’ve been offered a new job, after a number of issues in my current role I decided to make the difficult decision to make the move trying something a bit different to what I’m doing.  Although this is a slight change in the career path I envisioned, it … Continue reading Starting a New Job: How to Defeat Imposter Syndrome

How To Turn Failing Goals Around (That Actually Works…)

You’re in a situation where you find your goals aren’t going to the plan you set earlier in the year.  Don’t despair, it is possible to turn your failing goals around…  As we approach the last quarter of the year, I realise how little progress I’ve actually made with most of my goals.  It’s a … Continue reading How To Turn Failing Goals Around (That Actually Works…)

The Introverts Guide To Survive The First Year At University

The first day…  “What the hell have I let myself in for?...”  Here I was, a quiet, shy, introvert, living his first day, of the university experience – and I hated it…  I’d left my safe boring job, and my safe quiet home, to move into a pokey student terrace house sharing the space with … Continue reading The Introverts Guide To Survive The First Year At University

Perfect Manifesto Highlights: May, 2021

Welcome to the Perfect Manifesto post highlights for May 2021. If you've been reading for a while you may know that I'm an admirer of strongman competitions - the ability to lift up a range of heavy objects is something that always inspires me to keep picking up the weights at the gym and made … Continue reading Perfect Manifesto Highlights: May, 2021

4 Quick Fixes For More Confident Body Language

When meeting someone for the first time – whether it’s going for an interview or going on a date, we are mindful of the first impression we give, whether it’s cleaning ourself up, wearing nice clothing, or even mentally preparing how we want things to go.  But all this time, we’ve been neglecting something really … Continue reading 4 Quick Fixes For More Confident Body Language

Perfect Manifesto Highlights: April, 2021

Welcome to the Perfect Manifesto post highlights for April, 2021. When lock down relaxed (again)... This month has seen lock down restrictions relaxed in the United Kingdom. I've taken the opportunity to get out more - going back to the gym and having days out with the family. Because I've not been on social media, … Continue reading Perfect Manifesto Highlights: April, 2021

How Confident People Stay Motivated

"How do confident people produce motivation from within?" When people procrastinate on a goal they are working towards, something they commonly ask is  “How do I find more motivation to complete this work?” Having to find motivation seems like the wrong approach when you are talking about something you want to do. It is also … Continue reading How Confident People Stay Motivated